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The Cloud’s Impact on Software Development

Chicago Software Process Improvement Network
(C-SPIN) Meeting
AT&T Center Campus
AT&T Institute 2501 W. Eagle Way
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:00 - 7:00 PM – Atrium: Registration & Networking (Bring your own refreshments)
6:20 - 6:40 PM – Birds-of-a-Feather: Discussion on a topic related to program.
7:00 - 8:30 PM – Auditorium: Presentation
8:30 - 9:00 PM – Auditorium: additional Q&A and discussion

The Cloud’s Impact on Software Development
Presenter: Eric Boyd, Founder & CEO of responsiveX

The buzz and hype around the Cloud continues to grow, but as software development professionals, how can we leverage the Cloud to improve our practices and ultimately our professional lives?
Sometimes this Cloud buzz is real, and sometimes Cloud gets thrown around for the sake of marketing. In this presentation, Eric D. Boyd will cut through the hype and offer a Cloud Litmus Test to help us determine what is Cloud, and what is hype and marketing. Next, Eric will dive into two major areas of software development, Application Lifecycle Management and IT & Production Operations. He will present some opportunities to improve our lives in those areas by utilizing Cloud services; he will provide solutions to common challenges when using Cloud services; and he will provide us with onramps to get started using the Cloud. Lastly, Eric will discuss how to architect applications for the Cloud. He will identify four major things that often get glossed over that we must consider when architecting for the Cloud.
What you will learn:
• Characteristics of Cloud services and platforms
• Where to use Cloud services to improve software development
• How to manage production environments in the Cloud
• Key things to consider when architecting Cloud apps
About C-SPIN
C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations, and individuals are invited. For information about C-SPIN and its board, contact Tony Kvitek @ [masked].
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  • Tony changed the location to AT&T Center Campus

    November 12, 2012

  • Tony changed the date and time to Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    November 12, 2012

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