Notes from LA Cloud Meetup (Apr 30)

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Sent on: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:01 PM
Cloud Computing Meetup Group in Los Angeles

Location: uWink, Hollywood
Date: Apr 30, 2009

Michael/Ari/Jeff/Nat­e: ATT
Ganesh/Venkata/Arun:­ ISI
Florin/Ralf: Clicker
Dan Ye: Michigan-based software company

Summary of the discussion:

Scope of the group
1. Service providers e.g., GoGrid, Amazon, Google,Microsoft
2. Cloud application architecture
3. Interesting cloud applications
4. Specific technical issues such as security, storage, ...
5. Emerging services, e.g., Eucalyptus
6. Emerging tools, e.g., Chef, PoolParty
7. Platform technology-specifics­, e.g., Xen, VMWare
8. Politics and economics, e.g., HIPAA

Overlap in community/scheduling­ conflicts to be avoided (preferably):
1. Ruby
2. Hadoop
(Anything else?

Other activities
1. Job/partnership discovery
2. Support for new/existing open source projects
3. Fun hackthons
4. Cloudcamp

Action items:
Ari/Michael/Venkata:­ Find speakers/venue for the next event

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