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Cloud Computing Demo Night (March Meetup)

  • Mar 25, 2008 · 6:30 PM

The Cloud Computing Demo Camp will feature many interesting and diverse applications - 6 of them - from AWS and its competition. This will be held in conjunction with the Software Development Forums; we have arranged free entry for AWSome members - sign up required.

Intro by:

* Barry Lynn, Chairman and CEO of

Demos by:

* Adam Wiggins: Heroku using Amazon EC2 -
* Rod Boothby & Kristie Wells: Joyent -
* Peter Nickolov: AppLogic by 3tera -
* Ann Ruckstuhl: Zmanda using Amazon S3 -
* Edgard Capdevielle: Nirvanix -

We are always looking for interesting speakers, so if you have a good story, send us a note at [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Almost perfect meetup. Just short on pizza.

    March 27, 2008

  • dan

    Good session with interesting topic and speakers, but we need to work on time management a bit better. After more than 2 hours (~8:40) we weren't finished with the third of five sessions/demos. Otherwise, it was a very good event!

    March 26, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Opened my eyes wrt alternatives to Amazon. Fairly technical crowd. Good insistence on demos instead of just marketing patter. Seemed like senior representatives of the demoing organizations showed up (e.g. 3tera, Joyent, Heroku). Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the gorilla in the room but the services discussed tonight seemed better (lower cost, persistent disc using std filestores, deterministic data propagation, wider geographical locations for faster latency). AWS should really show up to explain the advantage of their services (hourly billing promotes mashups, homogeneous compute elements, global namespace in filestore, access control, devpay, etc).

    March 26, 2008

  • Dmitri J.

    Too many demos for one night -- I'd rather see a fewer demos but more in depth.

    March 26, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to see presentations from not only different vendors, but also different different sides of the cloud (provider and consumer).

    March 26, 2008

  • Zora C.

    Great demos, interesting material.

    March 26, 2008

  • Ron W.

    A fine agenda, I appreciate you guys setting this up. really interesting. Thanks! The presenters were all forthcoming and topical. Nirvana's product stood out for being well designed, fully implemented, and hugely useful (in specific but vital domains such as video). The backup presentation should have focused more on the Cloud aspects and less on the same 'ole backup stuff that we've seen before (tho that seemed well implemented). Fewer redundant comments from the SF moderator would have been nice, but I appreciate him stepping forward, its not easy.... Sebastian's summary was masterful. Hmmm, instead of just taking questions from the audience, at a demo session like this how about a format that asks for audience comments on the product with a 1 minute time limit?

    March 26, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good overview of cloud computing services and middleware. Heroku started the night off right with a live build of an attendee list. Total of five minutes from concept to a live public app.

    March 25, 2008

  • Alex T.

    A rather boring set of companies promoting their businesses. It would have been better to have just 2 or 3 companies talk about their offerings in teh context of cloud computing, rather than trying to do demos that were slow, buggy and somewhat irrelevant to the opportunities cloud computing offers.

    March 25, 2008

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