Building a Personal Cloud Computer

This month at the 2nd Austin Personal Cloud Meetup we'll be talking about what the Personal Cloud of the future will look like and look at some building blocks that are leading the way.  Jeff Kramer will give an updated/mutated version of his 2013 SXSW talk on personal software bots.  Pizza and drinks will be provided by this month's sponsor, HP Cloud, and we'll again be graciously hosted by Tech Ranch.

6:30pm - Pizza and Chit-Chat

7:00pm - Introductions

7:10pm - Presentation - Jeff Kramer on Building a Personal Cloud Computer

Personal Clouds are coming, but what are they going to look like when they get here, and what lessons can we learn from the PC and mobile revolutions as we build them?  In this presentation we'll talk through some likely functionality of future personal clouds, focusing on differentiating features, and examine some current examples that are leading the way.

8:00pm - Q & A, Group Discussions and Networking

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  • Jeff K.

    I've written up notes for the slides, since both the cameras died and I didn't run the audio recorder I usually do on my laptop. Please share as appropriate:

    September 13, 2013

  • Jeff K.

    Thanks for coming, everybody! We had some great discussion, and I hope my opinions about how things should work at least got some gears turning. The slides and links to resources are here: Also, I'm sorry we didn't have more vegetarian options, we'll definitely remember to cover that next time.

    September 11, 2013

    • Tristan S.

      Thanks for a great presentation Jeff. You got me thinking about things I haven't been paying much attention to and now I'm looking into various suggested directions. Cheers!

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • umair

    Great meetup Jeff. Really enjoyed it. As we talk about cloud services and how the data we generate relates to its ownership your comments were very insightful. Related to this what I do is provide an actual desktop in a private cloud. So imagine if your desktop was hosted at Amazon or Rackspace and it disappears on you. With the solution I build, you get desktops in your own private cloud where the hardware is also completely in your control.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I learned a lot in this session. Although I am not a technology professional, as an educator I do see the need to secure the cloud in education. Our teen entrepreneurs need to learn how to move to the cloud with their products, but as educators we must monitor for security reasons. It definitely got my "gears turning".

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed my first visit with this group.

    September 12, 2013

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