Cloud Is Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

  • February 1, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Let's start the New Year with Cloud 'Stuff'.

The Cloud is an opportunity for developers to embrace agility and change, reinvent themselves, make money and have fun. It's time to start building your dreams on it!

Partner Meetups: mongoDB DC,  DevOppsDC

Location: CustomInk, 7902 Westpark Dr, McLean, VA 22102

The location is great for a meetup, but little tricky to get to the building from Parking Garage. Be sure to grab the Driving Directions. Be ready for a tour of the Cool CustomInk office before or after the Meetup!

Time: Wed, Feb 1, 2012, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

There is a profound architecture transition happening in software in 2011, like we see every 15 years: html5 and mobile on the client, cloud on the server.
This talk will explain the opportunities and challenges that the Cloud represents for developers, in 4 areas: Infrastructure, Platform, Software and Development.

This talk will describe the capabilities, philosophies and issues associated with current Cloud Platform offerings (Google Appengine, Azure, Beanstalk, CloudFoundry, Heroku), for different use cases (public, private, hybrid clouds) and the nascent Cloud Development services (Cloudbees, Exo, Cloud9, Github).

We will dive into the code of a sample Cloud Foundry app using Node.js, MongoDb, the Twitter API and Lanyrd Calendar feeds, to show how Cloud Platforms enable a more agile development process.

We will also discuss opportunities and risks for developers to move their apps to the Cloud, new skills to learn, and old habits to forget.

Patrick Chanezon - Senior Director, Developer Relations, VMware

Patrick joined VMware in 2011 in San Francisco, to create the developer relations team, and make VMware and Cloud Foundry the first choice of developers moving their apps to the cloud. Previously he worked at Google from 2005 to 2011, where he managed the Cloud and Tools Developer Relations team and has been building and growing developer ecosystems for HTML5, OpenSocial, Google Checkout and the AdWords API, and worked as a software architect at Sun Microsystems, AOL, Netscape and Accenture.
More on his blog or his twitter stream.

Location Sponsor: CustomInk

Snacks/Drinks Sponsor: CloudFoundry 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting update by one of the leaders of the journey - Patrick Chanezon.

    Great job Chida and Shiva!!!

    February 3, 2012

  • Johnny P.

    Excellent presentation covering Cloud technologies. Thanks to Chida!

    February 3, 2012

  • Ana R.

    Thanks for organizing this meetup, it was incredibly informative and the environment was so relaxed that people can feel at ease of talking and asking questions, which it is the whole idea of a meet up, but having the top quality presenter we had was the cherry on the top, thanks Chida and Nathen for such great job. We look forward to another one.

    February 2, 2012

  • Brian S.

    Great presentation. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter. The presentation went a bit long and the screen was a bit small which made it difficult to see the code from the middle to back rows.

    February 2, 2012

  • Bobby P.

    Very relevant topic for me.

    February 2, 2012

  • Bill M.

    Loved hearing Patrick's talk - his comparison of the mainframe->client/server and then back again with virtualized environments was great. I walked away with a bunch of notes and eager to explore the options that he mentioned.

    February 2, 2012

  • Adam

    Excellent meetup: information, context, people,...
    Thank you

    February 2, 2012

  • Tushar B.

    It was a good experience.

    February 2, 2012

  • Dick D.

    Patrick had a lot to share. More than I could hold. It was all valuable and he has personal experience making it all work, which was great!

    February 2, 2012

  • Michael N.

    Patrick's presentations are always entertaining and worthwhile. I'm glad he was able to squeeze in the code section ...barely :)

    February 2, 2012

  • Rajesh V.

    Very informative, I would prefer a follow-up with a smaller group of members who played with Cloudfactory using the promotion code provided in the session today.

    February 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The location is great and the speaker was awesome.

    February 2, 2012

  • Rutger

    Excellent talk. Very informative.

    February 2, 2012

  • Anoop

    Fantastic session. Speaker was very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you. Only wish he had more of those microcloudfoundry on USB.. Please upload the slides.

    February 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation, Thank you for organizing this!

    As mentioned there I am looking for Java and .Net Developers/lead/Architects - please contact me @[masked] /LinkedIn

    February 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent - Patrick was brilliant!

    February 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome talk very insightful!

    February 1, 2012

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