You’ve probably seen the “to the cloud” commercial and are aware of the hype that makes cloud computing sound like the next best thing since sliced bread, but do you really know what cloud computing is? And what it’s not? When does it make sense? And when doesn’t it? What does it mean to us as software developers, startup entrepreneurs, and end-users? And how do you sort through all of the vendors and offerings to determine whose cloud portfolio offers the most value to you? We’ll look at all of these questions and more as we spend the evening navigating through the cloudscape.
Meet the Presenter:
Jim O’Neil is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft covering New England and Upstate New York. For the past two years or so, he’s been focused on educating developers on the technologies, architectures, and value propositions of cloud computing. Most recently he’s presented on cloud computing and Windows Azure at Sybase TechWave, The Best of TechEd (Rochester), and MongoBoston.
Boston Tech Event Schedule:
6:30 - 7:15: Free pizza and networking
7:16- 8:00: Jim O'Neil's Presentation on What can Cloud Do for You?
8:01 - ?: Talking the Boston tech job market with experts from Workbridge Associates (http://www.workbridgeassociates.com/Results.aspx?LOC=Boston&CAT=&KEY=&utm_source=meetup&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BostonTech) and Jobspring Partners (http://www.jobspringpartners.com/Results.aspx?LOC=Boston&CAT=&KEY=&utm_source=meetup&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BostonTech)