Singapore Tech Days 2009 - Talent Show, Cloud Camp, GlassFish Demo
Follow up from
Matt Thompson talked about cloud computing. Even though the term "cloud
computing" is becoming more prominent now, it very well echoes Sun's 25
years old mantra - "The Network is the Computer". Even though there are
some prominent players but the field is very much emerging. Matt
touched upon different interpretations of a cloud - Platform,
Infrastructure or Software as a Service (PaaS, Iaas, SaaS). A set of
developer tools that allows you to manage your cloud is equally
important for it to be successful. He then gave a preview of some of
the open source developer tools (Kenai
available from Sun Microsystems to assist in that direction.
After the keynote, some participants showed their "strange and unusual"
talent to add a bit of levity to the otherwise intense
technical conference. Even though there were 6 participants but it was
less "strange and unusal" than the previous ones I've attended ( href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/talent_show_sun_tech_days">Sao
Paolo 2008, href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/sun_tech_days_hyderabad_talent">Hyderabad
2007). Here is a video of the show and judget it yourself:
camp in the evening had approx 50 attendees with an
interesting discussion around the definition of cloud, security
concerns, portability of applications across clouds, major players in
the game, and much more. Free pizza and beer is always a good way to
keep audience engaged until late in the night ;-) href="http://www.cloudcamp.com/">Sign
up for a cloud camp near your city!
Here are some pictures from Day 2:
And finally the complete photo album in Singapore so far:
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