Free Cloud Computing Workshop: Talk Cloudy to Me!

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Come join us for a Saturday afternoon on the challenges and opportunities in Cloud Computing, with sessions with Apple, Netflix, Twitter, and many more.

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Sample sessions:

What will PaaS look like in 3 years?

Platforms-as-a-Service have come a long way since EngineYard started out. While they are maturing fast, they remain limited in giving users control. What will they look like 3 years from now?

Ezra Zygmuntowicz, VMware Sid Anand, Netflix

Introducing Cloud in your organization

Come listen to Netflix rockstar Adrian Cockcroft talk about why and how to drive cloud computing in your organization, covering re-org politics as well as practical transition techniques for developers.

Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix

Surviving outages in public and private clouds

Cloud infrastructure assumes a set of best practices such as Design For Failure. Come listen to Chris Pinkham compare and contrast the availability architectures of public cloud AWS and private cloud Nimbula, then to Adrian Cockcroft describe how Netflix kept their subscribers entertained despite the outage.

Adrian Cockcroft, Architect @ Netflix Chris Pinkham, Founder @ EC2, Co-founder @ Nimbula

How can Cloud help Mobile?

Building a mobile app? Come listen to rockstar iOS developers Mike Mayo and Tim Burks talk about how the Cloud can help you build an app worthy of legend.

Mike Mayo, Rackspace iOS dev Tim Burks, iOS meetup founder

Cloud Benchmarks

Wondering what cloud gets you most CPU per dollar? Come listen to “Cloud Application Benchmarks” to learnabout cloud characteristics, cloud performance metrics, cloud monitoring, cloud benchmarks and how you can contribute to SPECcloud workgroup.

Nurcan Coskun, Intel

Hands on - How we built a real-time analytics solution on Azure

Delivering live streaming video to hundreds of thousands of concurrent users is a challenge; providing real-time insight into quality, performance, availability is an occasionally painful learning experience. Come listen to Mark Simms tear apart an Azure based analytics solution built by his team and share some of the ups and downs along the way.

Mark Simms, Microsoft

Delivering the promise of Cloud computing through Automation

If you can launch a thousand virtual machines in the cloud, but it takes you two weeks to configure those thousand machines to service a business need, you aren’t gaining any advantage. Automation is a key component to realizing the promise of cloud infrastructure.

Teyo Tyree

OpenStack: Cloud's Big Tent

Joshua McKenty, one of the founders of OpenStack, will present a brief review of the OpenStack project, the ecosystem that has formed around it, and some thoughts on what it means for the future of Cloud Computing.

Joshua McKenty, Piston CC

SaaS Success - A Basic Blueprint

While organizations spend a LOT of time understanding the technical transformation required to build a SaaS service, they fail to understand that this is just the anchorage of the transitional bridging they must do. In order to gain share and revenues they must deal with the remaining pieces of the bridge to SaaS success, which are their mindset, their organizational structure and their go to market tactics. This presentation will take a look at a basic blueprint for bridging to SaaS success.

Ken Rutsky, KJR Associates