Unfortunately not, though there's been a lot of interest in this talk, so I'll likely be presenting it again. And even in the last couple of months there's been a lot of development in the containerization world, so there's a even more to include.
If anyone's interested in hosting and/or filming an updated version of this talk, drop me a line! My email is in my profile.
For once I get to disagree with A16Z, "Scott Weiss, general partner at Lyft investor Andreessen Horowitz, sees the company beating Uber by emphasizing better customer service...he compares Lyft’s opportunity to Southwest Airlines and Virgin America"
I don't believe the comparison is correct. Catching an Uber is a quick decision process. I don't believe the change will be big enough to convert Uber users to install Lyft's app. They would have spend all that money raised and give it a way to get Lyft customer to refer friends with a free-ride coupon codes.
Great question! Open source drag and drop functionality currently exists for things like sending emails (via mailgun or mandrill) payments (via stripe) sending SMS (via Twilio) social auth (via twitter, Facebook, or github) password encryption (via bcrypt) analytics (via segment.com) and over 100 other common functions
The UI/UX on this product is not that great. Google is offering a similar solution as Kayak. But I'm not sure why they just didn't fully copy Kayak. It feels to me, 1 - google thinks they are smarter than Kayak, 2 - they didn't want to show they are copying Kayak.
For example, kayak does a great job of displaying all the options on the left column. Google is hiding everything in drop downs. So then they need to have a blog post to explain how their UI works where kayaks is just intuitive.
The same with bar chart pricing (which I like) why hide it behind a silly icon like that. Now they have to educate their users what that icon means. Call it "best days to fly" or even better show that at the bottom of the page.
I disagree. I spent nearly a year as a UI designer/engineer for a flight search/booking tool and evaluated all the major interfaces. The #1 killer feature google flights has which kills all other flight search tools (I have seen) is speed. They bought a company (ITA) for something close to a billion dollars which provides near realtime search results for flights.
Kayak (and others) do a good job of streaming search results, but you still have to wait seconds before you're able to make decisions.