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Getting Started with PaaS: Demos & Hackathon w/ Prizes

It's been a while since the Zend/Openshift Meetup. For those of you who want to code, please join us!

Why? There are some seriously awesome folks in town for DeployCon/CloudConnect. And because of that, I'm organizing a Hackathon with Krish from Rishidot and some PaaS vendors. Please read on. BTW, If you want a free pass to DeployCon, please contact me. - Dave Nielsen


The Future of Cloud is here. No really! Four of the Leading PaaS Experts will be on hand this Tuesday evening to show you how to get started with their PaaS solutions. Cloud Foundry, Cloudsoft, Openshift & Tier3 will give 5 minute demos, then you can choose one (or more) to get started with.

Prizes (see bottom of page for complete details):

  • Individual Prizes will be given by the PaaS vendors to developers who build apps on each platform.
  • A Grand Prize will be given to the developer(s) with the best start to an app built that night. Prize will be a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2


6:00pm Registration
6:30pm Lightning Talks begin

  • "Dissecting the PaaS Landscape" by Krish Subramanian
  • "Getting Started with Cloud Foundry" by Josh Long
  • "Getting Started with Openshift" by TBD
  • "Getting Started with Tier 3" by Richard Seroter
  • "Getting Started with CloudSoft" by Alex Heneveld
  • "Getting Started with CloudMunch" by Pradeep Prabhu

7:00pm Begin Hackathon
9:00pm Sign-up to demo your app
9:30pm Demos
10:00pm Award Prizes

Prizes from Sponsors:

  • Rishidot - Krish will give away a Sansung Galaxy Tab 2
  • Tier 3 - Shantu Roy & Richard Seroter will give away t-shirts and gift cards based on who can build on one of the following scenarios: database-driven ASP.NET application; Node.js app that talks to external cloud services; REST endpoint in Iron Foundry that outside application can invoke; etc.
  • CloudSoft - Retail Therapy vouchers that an be redeemed online
  • CloudMunch - TBD
  • Nephoscale - TBD

Additional Prices:

  • CloudFoundry:  Creating a "Hello World" app gets you a PreShavedYak Hoodie. If you push your hackathon app to then you'll get an even bigger prize.

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  • Warren R.

    Informative meeting. Perhaps the presenters should have more than 5 mins ? It seemed that the agenda was pushed a bit too fast to really enjoy the presented technology.

    April 2, 2013

  • Prakash

    lets shift gear with Openshift to PaaS!!!

    March 30, 2013

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