I had the opportunity to speak at the CloudCamp Los Angeles event last week. It had a turnout of more than 200 people (223 registered attendees on eventbrite). We also had nice support from the local Microsoft team, including Daniel Egan, Woody Pewitt, Lynn Langit, and Jason Campbell. Many of our friends also turned up, such as David Pullman from Neudesic.
Similar to the CloudCamp Las Vegas event I also spoke at, the attendees brought many different perspectives and questions about cloud computing. Questions ranged from “what is cloud computing”, “what does cloud computing mean in business terms”, to really specific questions such as security, management, and how to design applications that can achieve both scale and availability (while not sacrificing much data consistency).
I did one of the 5-minute lightning talks at the start of the CloudCamp unconference. The deck I used is shown below.
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