Red Hat's Open Source Cloud Forum--Free Online, Top Speakers
Red Hat is hosting an Open Source Cloud Computing Forum event all day next Wednesday, July 22nd. It will take place in webinar format, so anyone is free to attend online, although you must register here. Sessions will also be available online after the event, for playback. The roster of speakers looks very impressive, and it looks like the discussions won't focus solely on Red Hat's own cloud efforts. There are top representatives from cutting-edge open source cloud players such as Eucalyptus Systems and Cloudera, for example.
The schedule for the forum is below, and note that all sessions will start at Eastern Standard Time, so if you're on the West Coast in the U.S. and you want to participate live, sessions kick off at 6:30 a.m. The citation below for the 12 p.m. session with Eucalyptus Systems says "Mitch Wolski," but that's actually Rich Wolski, who we've talked with a number of times. Eucalyptus Systems has strong venture capital backing, and has several innovative open source efforts focused on the cloud. The session with Mike Olson, CTO of Cloudera--focused on Hadoop--also looks excellent. Cloudera provides support and services for Hadoop's clustered speed-queries across large data sets.
Here's the complete agenda: