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Cloudcamp – why wouldn’t you? You should and @PaulMiller gives a great review of Cloudcamp London’s big night on Big Data

January 31, 2012

By Rose Ross, AKA @Rose_at_O

Last week saw a real gem in the cloud event world with a star studded ensemble gathering in St James’ Crypt for Cloudcamp London’s Big  Data extravaganza. I can’t give do it justice but luckily Paul Miller, GigaOmer and blogger extraordinaire has already done so.

The highlight for me was the content – outstanding! and of course the people including a lot of media and analyst Clouderati such as ZDnet’s Jack Clark (AKA @MappingBabel), Cloudpro’s Max Cooter (@maxcooter) EuroLan’s Keith Humphreys (@KeithHumphreys) and Rainmaker Claus Egge (@c_egge)  and of course the451’s William Fellows (@wif)   and of course beers with the big man of cloud himself @werner (Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels) lovely chap and his colleagues Matt Wood (@mza) and Glen Robinson (Sorry Glen forgot your tweet handle) plus the irrepressible Cloudcampers Simon Wardley (AKA @swardley and Kings of the Cloud cats) and Joe Baguley (Prince of Cloud at VMWare and @jbaguley).

FYI –  Amazon’s Matt Woods preso is here. (@MZA Slides from my lightening talk on #genomics, featuring some of my own genetic markers: http://t.co/GZWKb6BE #cloudcamp) – PS Matt the big Q of the night did you test the asparagus theory gene?

Enough name dropping in a cloudbursting sort of way. Here is an extract from Paul’s blog about the night and a link to his blog in full here:

LEF‘s Simon Wardley kicked proceedings off as usual, once again managing to pepper an on-topic canter through the topic with a seemingly never-ending stream of Flickr images of cats… and analogies to electricity. You possibly had to be there? His core message, though? There’s nothing new under the sun… and the cycles of change just keep on coming.”

Or in other words the times they are a changing – and that is a constant. So to make sure you’ve got your finger on the Cloud pulse, plus you get to socialise with all the beautiful cloud people over a slice of pizza and a bottle beer you need to keep up with what Cloudcamp fun and frolicks is planned around the globe – and to do that you need to keep an eye on the Cloudcamp website here. For those too busy for an extra click. Here is the list of what’s on Cloudcamp style correct as of today:  

Cited from www.cloudcamp.org: “The events listed below have a confirmed time and place. Let us know if you’d like to put on a CloudCamp in your city or region:

February 1, 2012 in San Francisco, CA, USA

February 24, 2012 in Warrington, UK

March 13, 2012 in Edmonton, AB, Canada

March 19, 2012 in Reston, VA, USA

March 22, 2012 in Europa-Park Rust, Germany

March 24, 2012 in Rochester, USA

April 4, 2012 in Washington, DC, USA

April 9, 2012 in Moscow, Russia

April 17, 2012 in Seattle, USA

May 22, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark

June 16, 2012 in Abuja, Nigeria

June 23, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria

June 30, 2012 in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria

July 7, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya

July 21, 2012 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

September 11, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL, USA

December 11, 2012 in Burlingame, CA, USA

But do keep an eye on the website as I am sure there will be many more added over the coming months! Happy Cloudcamping and hope to catch you at many of them!

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