As the New Year takes hold, football fans are gearing up for the big game on Sunday, February 7. This year, the biggest bowl of them all is being held in New Relic’s backyard, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., home of the San Francisco 49ers, and also New Relic customer VenueNext, which powers the Levi’s Stadium mobile app as well as other apps tied to the big game.

John Paul of VenueNext

John Paul of VenueNext

So we were thrilled to have VenueNext founder and CEO John Paul visit the New Relic Modern Software Podcast to discuss how his company is using analytics to prep for the intense spotlight. As John says, “The whole world is watching” and you have to be at the top of your game. He also tells us about VenueNext’s impressive growth into even more high-profile venues since his keynote 15 months ago at FutureStack14. He even shares secrets on how anyone can use the apps to check out the celebrities in attendance at the game. [timecode 19:54]

And, of course, the regular crew—co-host Tori Wieldt, New Relic Senior VP of Marketing Jay Fry, and our VP of Customer Analytics Todd Etchieson—dissect recent news and trends ripped from the pages of This Week in Modern Software (TWiMS). In this episode, we examine the prominent role tech played in President Obama’s Statue of the Union address and look at a controversial new big data application now being tested by law enforcement. [1:51]

All this and much more in the New Relic Modern Software Podcast … because life’s too short for bad software.

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Don’t Miss The New Stack @ Scale

Finally, if you enjoyed The Modern Software Podcast, be sure to also listen to The New Stack @ Scale, produced by The New Stack and sponsored by New Relic. Co-hosted by The New Stack founder and Editor in Chief Alex Williams and myself, The New Stack @ Scale podcast is intended to address developing and managing dynamic services and systems in the new world of scaled-out architectures. You can listen to the latest episode here.


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Fredric Paul (aka The Freditor) is Editor in Chief for New Relic. He's an award-winning writer, editor, and content strategist who has held senior editorial positions at ReadWrite,, InformationWeek, CNET, Electronic Entertainment, PC World, and PC|Computing. His writing has appeared in MIT Technology Review, Omni, Conde Nast Traveler, and Newsweek, among other places. View posts by .

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