March 25, 2011

MathWorks and RIM will present at 2011 User Conference

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MERGE User Conference

Don't miss presentations by MathWorks and RIM

The 2011 User Conference (San Francisco, June 1-3) will host a record number of customer presentations. As the conference approaches, we cornered MathWorks and RIM for fun interviews about their presentations. Here’s how they plan to navigate this year’s theme, Roadmap to Innovation.

Michael Mirman, MathWorks

Q: What motivates your talk?

I see our installation as a fairly sophisticated one, which using many leading edge features Perforce provides. Other users may find useful information in this session about how to organize scalable system to accommodate the growth, minimize downtime, and optimize performance.

Q: What are the top three take-aways?

Build your system incrementally, monitor it closely, and be one step ahead of your users.

Q: Your presentation in 1 tweet?

MathWorks has been using leading edge technology in Perforce Administration. We’ll share our experience with you.

Q: How long have you been a Perforce fan?

Almost seven years.

Q: What's your vision for innovation using Perforce?

We are transitioning from a heavy home-made CVS-based system to Perforce.

Comparing these systems is roughly the same as comparing Middle Ages medicine with contemporary medicine. Supporting hundreds of branches in CVS is a major everyday pain. Perforce opened new horizons for our continuous integration system and our users.

Q: If someone slept while you were presenting, what would their dream be about?

The dream of a real system administrator is to have a long peaceful dream because all systems function normally.

Q: Where’s the most far-flung Perforce user on your team?

Our most far-flung users are in Japan, but we also have users in Europe and India.

Q: Lightning round: I say “Perforce”, you say…

Progress!

Shannon Mann, RIM

Q: What motivates your talk?

We developed scalability that wasn’t previously available. Perforce Support and development staff turned a proposal into a reference solution in two weeks. The whole process shows what you can do with some creativity and support from Perforce staff.

Q: What are the top three take-aways?

  1. Bug-tracking integrations can be made very scalable.
  2. Big depot splits shouldn’t be seen as scary.
  3. Always talk your ideas over with Perforce Support.

Q: How long have you been a Perforce fan?

Three years.

Q: If someone slept while you were presenting, what would their dream be about?

A swashbuckler where the hero battles impossible odds, kills the evil dragon and emerges, badly bruised, but triumphant.

Q: Where’s the most far-flung Perforce user on your team?

Australia.

Q: Lightning round: I say “Perforce”, you say…

Bullfighter.