That’s right! Cloud Camp is coming to Chicago! What?! When?! Where? Who, whatomfg?!@? (And Yes, this is a FREE Event – Thanks to our sponsors who ponied up the cash! :))
Well, let’s lay out the details.. Yes, this is indeed the (un)conference Cloud Camp, which is ever so popular world wide!
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.
Okay, now that you have a fairly decent idea of WHAT it is, let’s cover the good and raw details! The schedule below is likely to change as it gets finalized, but what I can guarantee is that Friday evening there will be an Executive round table and panel, which will be moderated and also open to questions from the audience and Twitter (I’ll be monitoring it on a hash tag I’ve yet to define..) I’ll also do what I can to ensure we have one or more uStream live feeds which have made Cloud Camp so popular and successful in the past!
CloudCamp Executive Panel Event
Friday March 5th starts at 4:30PM
• 4:30PM – 5:30PM Registration, Happy Hour & Networking
• 5:30PM – 6:00PM Break
• 6:00PM – 7:00PM Panel of Experts consisting of local corporate executives, industry experts and professors addressing how Cloud Computing is impacting their organizations and the business climate at large
• 7:00PM onwards – Social Networking Continues at a local Establishment
Saturday March 6th starts at 12PM
• 12PM – 1PM – CloudCamp Networking and Registration
• 1:00PM – 5:30PM – CloudCamp Un-Conference
o 1:00 – 1:30 – Lightning Talks (5 minutes each)
o 1:30 – 2:00 – Un-Panel to Select Topics
o 2:00 – 3:00 – Topic Breakout Sessions
o 5:00 – 5:15 – Reconvene and Share Takeaways with all Attendees
o 5:15 – 5:30 – Wrap-Up and Calls to Action
• 5:30PM onwards – Social Networking Event
Being that this event will consist of two days, (Friday evening Round Table, and Saturday all day adventure) there are two separate registration links so you can choose which is more fitting for you. So if you’re more business focused and want to strategize around Cloud Friday may be a better fit for you, but if you’re deeply technical and don’t care about the business, it’s all Saturday!
However, many of you are like me, and care about both sides of the coin and will register accordingly. I’m not just saying that because I’m helping organize, coordinate and more the event.. It’s also because I am focused on both sides of the house, as it were :) So good times if you want to meet me I’ll be there in either case!
And for all other general purpose information, feel free to visit the CloudCamp Chicago portal page.
This event will be hosted at the ITA – I’ve attended numerous events here in the past, it’s a nice facility and definitely worth a visit!
Illinois Technology Association (ITA)
200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
So, I look forward to seeing you there, and if you’re attending entirely online (like I have a tendency to do for other CloudCamp events, be sure to follow me on Twitter @cxi and I’ll be live-tweeting from the event and sharing live video from multiple sources!) Thanks, and get out there and register before all the slots fill up!