Friday, October 3, 2008

Cloud Computing Conference

What is Cloud Computing? It depends on who you speak to. I don't have an answer. I like the idea and would like to learn more about it. If you are like me, my employer Chariot Solutions is sponsoring a conference on Cloud Computing on Friday, October 17th at the Penn State Great Valley campus.

We have some big names attending:
  • Jeff Barr of speaking about Amazon's EC2 and S3 Cloud Computing platform
  • Joe Gregorio and Johnathan Rochelle of Google, talking about Google App Engine and Google Spreadsheets
  • Justin McCarthy and Britt Crawford of Cafe Press, the developers of HiveDB, a cloud-capable database platform
  • Prasaad Chakka of Facebook, speaking about data warehousing in the cloud with Hive
  • Chris Richardson, author of "POJOs in Action" and developer of CloudTools, a mechanism for deploying Java and Groovy applications in the cloud
  • Ezra Zygmuntowicz of Engine Yard, a Rubyist, developer of MERB (a high performance alternative to Ruby on Rails) and author of Vertebra, a cloud computing platform
There are several more sessions, including an hour-long panel talk on using Amazon and other cloud platforms with local experts Toby DiPasquale, Chis Cera, and Andrew Kortina.

If you're interested, the web site is

Maybe I'll see you there.

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