CloudCamp Comes To Chicago

October 15, 2008

1:09 pm

This just in from Ryan Koop of Cohesive FT

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On Tuesday October 21st early adopters, opinion leaders, and others interested in Cloud Computing technologies will be joining for Chicago’s extension of the highly successful Cloud Camp series.  CloudCamp is an unconference where early adapters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas.  With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions.  At CloudCamp, you are encouraged you 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.

*Why CloudCamp?*
With the rapid change occurring in the industry, CloudCamp provides you a venue where you can meet to share your experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, it’s not just about listening, you are encouraged to participate, shape the event and share your thoughts in open discussions.  The evening will be split largely into three parts  Lightning Talks, Open Spaces style discussion and Networking.  We would love you to participate in anyway you want to; come a long, listen, meet people, eat  pizza and drink beer, give a 5 minute talk, lead a discussion, or let us know what topics you would like to hear about and discussed.  And if you organization would like to help fund the event please contact ryan.koop -at- cohesiveft.com for more information about sponsorship.

*Tentative Agenda* Tuesday October 21st, 2008
6.00pm – Registration. Drinks – soft, beer, wine available
6.30pm – Prompt Start. Opening remarks and house-keeping
6.40pm – 8 x 5 minute ‘Lightning Talks’
7.25pm – 3 Groups for ‘Open Spaces’ style discussions
8.00pm – Networking and Pizza (and more beer…)
10.00pm – Close

*Talks and Discussion Topics – Please volunteer, make suggestions. It’s your event!*
This is a community event. Please propose talks you would like to give, talks you would like to hear, discussions you would like to lead, or would like to participate in.  Email ryan.koop – at – cohesiveft.com . with your suggestions and synopsis. These will be added to http://cloudcamp.com/chicago . (we are trying to enable the site so you can submit direct to it….).  Note the Lightning Talks will be strictly limited to 5 minutes utilizing the ‘Ignite’ format where 20 slides are used and these are automatically advanced every 15 seconds. If you are giving a Lightning Talk you will need to supply the slides to the organisers 48 hours prior to the event.  We are still working on the Open Spaces style discussions, the goal is to enable and encourage audience participation.

* Venue*
Clarity Consulting
One North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60606

* Registration*
Registration is free but limited to 150.  Visit http://cloudcamp-chicago-08.eventbrite.com/ and sign up today.  Hope to see you there!

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Mark Bebawy (@markbebawy) is a Washington, D.C. metro native with a passion for all things web, social media, and startup related. Mark has an extensive background in technology, having worked in the field running his own IT consulting company that catered to small business.

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