CloudCamp Chicago - The Guts of the Cloud
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:30 PM (CST)
What happens when the cloud meets the groud? Where does your data live, and who can touch your servers? We'll look at the "guts" of the cloud, from datacenters to fiber and from servers to switches in real life.
CloudCamp Chicago continue the traditions of short lightning talks, an "unpanel" with audience participation and questions, and small breakout clusters around beers and pizza.
Theme: "Guts of the Cloud"
5:30 pm Drinks and Introductions
6:00 pm: Opening Remarks
6:10 pm: Lightning Talks
Your Hardware is the new Commodity - Ben Blair, CTO at MarkITx @stochastic_code
"Cloud Computing: A look under the hood of the next-gen cloud" - Bill Kleyman, Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies @QuadStack
Russell Pease, Business Development Manager at CyrusOne Data Centers
Ron Zirkin, Enterprise Account Manager at XO Communications
6:45 pm: Unpanel - volunteer to join the panel, ask or answer questison
7:30 pm: Networking, drinks and pizza
8:30 pm: Wrap up - drinks anyone?
Interested in submitting a topic for a Lightning Talk or unpanel discussion? Want to sponsor the beer or snacks? Get in touch with margaret dot walker at cohesiveFT dot com
As always, the unconference is vendor-neutral. As a community, we hope to create a fun and open environment to educate and discuss cloud computing.
We keep vendor sales pitches to a minimum by giving the audience 'red cards' - if you don't like what the speakers are saying send them off!
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CloudCamp is an 'unconference' where networking, dev/ops, IT pros and cloud users gather to discuss cloud technologies over pizzas and beers.
CloudCamp is a common ground to learn and share cloud computing knowledge. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions, un-panels, Q&A, and short talks. We keep vendor sales pitches to a minimum by giving the audience 'red cards' - if you don't like what the speakers are saying send them off!
CloudCamp regulars include networking, dev/ops, IT pros and cloud users from VMware, user groups, IBM, CDW, startups, Salesforce, local universities, and myriad smaller Cloud users and enthusiasts. www.cloudcamp.org