Join this cloud discussion with Michael Wood, from Strategic Data Systems, and Dave Nielsen, Co-founder of CloudCamp. At Strategic Data Systems, they work on various projects including proof of concepts. As projects get backlogged, proof of concepts and small projects lose out. Dave and Mike discuss how Cloud Computing can alleviate the backlog and lower the barrier to innovation. Tune in to the end, of this short video, to receive instructions on how to access your free 30-day pass to a Windows Azure account.
Michael Wood is a Solutions Architect for Cumulux, living in Kentucky. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group leading, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is a Founding Director of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a founding member of the software architecture web resource nPlus1 (http://nplus1.org) and the instigator of the informal code pairing Bitslinger events in Cincinnati. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.
Dave is the co-founder of CloudCamp, and principal consultant at Platform D, a developer programs consulting company. With over 8 years of developer marketing experience, Dave helps companies such as PayPal, Wetpaint, Nirvanix, Strikeiron create and run their own developer programs. Prior to Platform D, Dave was PayPal's first Technical Evangelist and went on to grow the PayPal Developer Network to over 350,000 developers. Dave gained modest notoriety when he proposed to his wife in his book PayPal Hacks. Dave is also the co-creator of the CloudCamp, a grassroots community for sharing of information about Cloud Computing. You can follow Dave on Twitter or through his blog.
Michael Wood and Dave Nielsen recommend you check out
- Dave Nielsen on Twitter
- Michael's blog
- FREE Windows Azure Trial
- Windows Azure SDK
- Cloud Camps
- Microsoft Cloud Services