CloudCamp - April 24th 2013

I love CloudCamp (or “geekfest” as my wife calls it). The next event is on Wednesday 24th April and it's back in “The Crypt”. The topic for this time is “Software Defined Data Centres” – expect some interesting lightning talks and discussions. Register soon, spaces tend to fill up quickly.…

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CloudCamp London 24/10/2012

It's been some time since I went to CloudCamp – January if I remember correctly. Well, it's on again and I'm due to be in the country so I've just registered for it. For the uninitiated, CloudCamp is an unconference (a participant-driven meeting) where people who are interested in Cloud Computing exchange ideas and look at pictures of kittens (you'll understand if you go). On the agenda… Registration, beers and networking from 6pm. Followed by: Kick-off 6.30pm Introduction to CloudCamp Joe Baugley EMEA CTO Cloud at VMware. Lightning Talks; to include Kuan Hon from Queen Mary University of…

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CloudCamp London 25/01/2012

Where has the time gone? It was over a month ago that I was at CloudCamp but it feels like only last week. Now the date of the next event has been published – Wednesday 25th January 2012. The theme of this event – which should provide some interesting talking and discussion points – is “Big Data“, a bit of a departure from the norm. As the the last two events it is being held in the Crypt at St James' Church, Clerkenwell. This is great for me as it's just around the corner from my office. Register…

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CloudCamp - The Return

It's been about a year since I last went to CloudCamp. In honour of my return and as an homage to CloudCamp London's compere, Simon Wardley, I have adorned this post with a suitable image. Ta-da! (For those who are bewildered, Simon has a fixation with kittens in his presentations.) The reason that it's been so long since I attended a meeting (that sounds bad but you know what I mean) is that I found them to be a bit similar and not really relevant to what I was doing at the time. A few changes in personal circumstances also…

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CloudCamp March 2010

CloudCamp London is back again. It seems like only last week when I went to the last one. Now although this is only going to be my second attendance at CloudCamp, it promises to be a little different from the norm. Since there will only be one room available there won't be any breakout sessions but instead a presidential style debate about cloud computing featuring: Matt Deacon – Microsoft Simon Wardley – Canonical Rod Johnston – VMware Chris Richardson – Thoughtworks I'm not particularly familiar with any of them but it could be interesting having VMware and Microsoft squaring up…

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Review: CloudCamp January 2010

CloudCamp is a conference (they call it an “unconference”) where end users, IT professionals and vendors meet to swap ideas about Cloud Computing. I'd never been to one before and both the format and the topic intrigued me. As a virtualisation consultant I am of course aware of cloud computing but the reality of my day job means that clouds are things representing the internet on infrastructure diagrams or the things that I see out of the office window just before it's time to go home. However there is no denying that there is a movement out there…

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