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Backend as a Service... or Vulnerability? Frank talk with Apigee and Fat Fractal

  • Feb 24, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Apigee

By now you've probably heard that popular Backend-as-a-Service provider Stackmob is shutting down on May 11.

Where does that leave you? Are you relieved that you chose Parse or another service? Are you determined to avoid backend service providers altogether?

We'll talk about these issues and more at our February meetup at Apigee's headquarters in San Jose. We'll talk about two alternatives: Apigee's Usergrid, an Apache 2-licensed open source BaaS product that Apigee hosts and you can run on your own servers, and Fat Fractal, which offers a "Cloud in a Box" product that Fat Fractal says you can "deploy onto any infrastructure that you prefer: public cloud, private cloud, or traditional data center."

I used Usergrid to build the open source Renaissance conference app. We'll start by discussing that and looking at the Usergrid project and related code, and then Fat Fractal President and CEO Kevin Nickels will tell us about Fat Fractal and show us the Cloud in a Box trial edition that we can download and run on our own systems.

All proceeds from the RSVP fee will be donated to Mission Bit, a local non-profit that offers free programming classes taught by experienced engineers and entrepreneurs to San Francisco public school students. 

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  • Joey J.

    Great speakers, great topic...

    February 25, 2014

  • Aleksey N.

    Great event last night. Very informative. I appreciated the deep dive into a topic that seems to be of current interest to many besides myself.

    February 25, 2014

  • Bennett S.

    Fantastic event. Smaller crowd created a very different atmosphere for a nice change. Thanks to Apigee for hosting. The 16th floor is really nice! Learned a lot more about usergrid_ and FatFractal. Looking forward to trying them out.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great informative talks!

    February 24, 2014

  • Harry

    Didn't get chance to attend today's discussion.
    I will wait for the next meet up....

    February 24, 2014

  • Tim B.

    If you're driving to tonight's meetup, please park in the garage at 45 N. Market St. We'll have parking validation at the meetup.

    (Note: please do NOT park in the garage at 10 Alamaden Blvd. - this one locks in the evening and getting out will be a headache)

    Also, to help with traffic, we'll be starting a bit later this evening. Please plan to arrive at 7 for pizza and drinks. Apigee will have someone in the lobby by 7 to help us get up to the 16th floor. We'll start talks around 7:30.

    See you tonight!

    1 · February 24, 2014

    • Jay G.

      Entrance is at corner of Santa Clara Ave and Notre Dame.

      February 24, 2014

  • Danielle A.

    Under the weather…sorry to miss it!

    February 24, 2014

  • Jay G.

    Useful Twitter-glot for tonight's meetup:

    @FatFractal #CloudInABox @Apigee #UserGrid @timburks #SViOS

    #BaaS #PaaS #iOS ...and @MissionBit

    February 24, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Great topic. Enterprise mobility is heating up and in the enterprise by far the mobile project failures have been due to backend data connection challenges.

    February 23, 2014

  • Tim B.

    Here's a video from Renaissance of Bob Ippolito talking about Mission Bit: http://youtu.be/e6eOjCvKKf0

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great decision to have our awesome group do a charity give-back each month! More meet-ups should do this! Way to set the next standard!

    3 · February 14, 2014

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