This year I will be hosting the QCon San Francisco Cloud Track. If you haven't attended QCon before, it's a high quality conference that takes place twice a year in London and San Francisco. The attendants are usually senior software development and IT executives, software architects and senior developers from enterprises and startups. The conferences are organized by the fine folks at InfoQ.
The theme of the cloud track this year will be Real-Life Cloud Architectures, with the focus being on production apps by larger organizations in the cloud. There will be five sessions all of which will take place on Friday, November 5, 2010.
The first presentation will be given by yours truly on selecting the right cloud provider (more details to come). Another presentation will be given by Randy Bias (@randybias) of Cloudscaling on the topic of building a private cloud. I don't want to give it away but Randy has some controversial views on the subject (and a lot of experience), so it's sure to be an interesting session.
Informal Call for Speakers
Although I have a few candidates for the other sessions, I'm still looking for speakers and panelists. In particular, I am looking for two things: a company that has migrated an existing production application to a public cloud and a company that has implemented a hybrid cloud application (meaning it runs both on-premise and in the cloud).
Hope to see you there!