Tulsa TechFest 2015
Brad Fair, Solution Architect, InterWorks, Inc.
I love creating and optimizing systems. Over the past 14 years, I've been able to get hands-on with systems that range from service provider networks to enterprise applications to business operations. Every single system I work with creates and consumes data in different ways. This range of experience has shown me that the best way to create and optimize systems is to properly mix data and intuition. I'm not saying it's easy. I'm saying it's thrilling.
On Solving Complex Problems
In the mid-1730s, a mathematician solved an interesting and supposedly unsolvable problem. In doing so, he created a branch of mathematics that has been vital to the success of almost every major tech company -- graph theory. In spite of it's benefits, it's still mostly unused by the masses. In this talk, I'll show how Leonhard Euler (pronounced Oiler!) solved the famous Seven Bridges of K?nigsberg problem. I'll model a real world operational problem, as well as an interesting analytical problem. Along the way, I'll demonstrate how to take these concepts and apply them to your own problems. Finally, I'll talk about the data structures that make my graph database of choice (Neo4j) blazing fast, and link you to some resources you can use to solve world problems on your own time.