I attended #cloudcamp #chennai on Feb 19th at Tidel Park Chennai . This Unconference was conducted under the able leadership of @larrycincy. This is the second event after it got started last year in Chennai under the initiative of @davenielsen.
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
I attended the first one(around same time last year) more as a spectator only participating in the lightning talks. This time I participated on the Round 2 Open Spaces on “Cloud Computing-Reality or Hype?” along with co-panelists Larry and Subba. The discussions included history of Cloud Computing, a business user’s perspective, security of cloud and trends towards the future of cloud computing. I myself have taken notes from the session and touching base with our advisor @krishnan to check more on some of the perspectives from the session and latest trends.
The unconference had good networking, good attendance, good social media participation with hash tags #cloudcamp #chennai. See pictures posted to know more.
To get the gist of it, go to search.twitter.com and type #cloudcamp #chennai.
Viva #unconference. So much of learning. To keep track of the schedule #cloudcamp, visit http://www.cloudcamp.org/
My wish-list for future #CloudCamps participation include
- Inviting more business users from different verticals.
- Posting the Q&A of unpanel sessions and other break-out sessions.
- If possible, some video clips of the sessions.
- More passionately, #cloudcamp for every vertical where cloud solutions with respect to that vertical get discussed.
On the lighter side, Larry told us that a lot of students asked him, if, by attending this unconference on #cloudcamp, they will get a certificate. LOL.
Larry also told us that some people felt that #cloudcamp should charge the participants a nominal fee and created a lively discussion on the same towards the end while distributing sponsors gifts to the attendees. The distribution was done by having a lively quiz session by @manidoraisamy and the winners got the gifts.
So till the end(in spite of the world cup opener on that day) the crowd stayed and participated in a great way.
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