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What Can Cloud Do for You?

The Topic:

You’ve probably seen the “to the cloud” commercial and are aware of the hype that makes cloud computing sound like the next best thing since sliced bread, but do you really know what cloud computing is? And what it’s not? When does it make sense? And when doesn’t it? What does it mean to us as software developers, startup entrepreneurs, and end-users? And how do you sort through all of the vendors and offerings to determine whose cloud portfolio offers the most value to you? We’ll look at all of these questions and more as we spend the evening navigating through the cloudscape.


Meet the Presenter:

Jim O’Neil is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft covering New England and Upstate New York. For the past two years or so, he’s been focused on educating developers on the technologies, architectures, and value propositions of cloud computing. Most recently he’s presented on cloud computing and Windows Azure at Sybase TechWave, The Best of TechEd (Rochester), and MongoBoston.


Boston Tech Event Schedule:

6:30 - 7:15: Free pizza and networking

7:16- 8:00: Jim O'Neil's Presentation on What can Cloud Do for You?

8:01 - ?: Talking the Boston tech job market with experts from Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation was informative (as a beginner) and the speaker was able to address the questions with much detail - thoroughly enjoyed my 1st meeting!

    October 26, 2011

  • Joe R.

    I thought that Jim provide a very concise survey of a tecnically dense subject and provide a nice outline of the major management issues that you would need to be aware of as you approach cloud technology. For 45 min., the guy squeezed a lot in....

    October 25, 2011

  • D.O.

    Very nice overview! It would be great to have an in-depth discussion of strategies for adoption.

    October 25, 2011

  • Gregory C.

    Great background to the cloud and its major players. It differentiated the offerings and allowed me to decide where our application would best be positioned, as well as define the magnitude of effort it would take to get it there. I left feeling positive and less naive.

    October 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it provided a nice overview of the cloud, I also met some interesting people, overall a good night.

    October 25, 2011

Our Sponsors

  • Workbridge Associates

    Workbridge (@WorkbridgeMA) is offering IT career counseling services

  • Jobspring Partners

    Jobspring (@JobspringBoston) is offering IT career counseling services

  • Verizon

    Verizon is helping to provide a venue and refreshments.

  • Fragomen

    Fragomen is helping to provide a venue and refreshments.

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