Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

Singapore Tech Days 2009 - Talent Show, Cloud Camp, GlassFish Demo

Follow up from Day 1.

Matt Thompson talked about cloud computing. Even though the term "cloud computing" is becoming more prominent now, it very well echoes Sun's 25 years old mantra - "The Network is the Computer". Even though there are some prominent players but the field is very much emerging. Matt touched upon different interpretations of a cloud - Platform, Infrastructure or Software as a Service (PaaS, Iaas, SaaS). A set of developer tools that allows you to manage your cloud is equally important for it to be successful. He then gave a preview of some of the open source developer tools (Kenai and Zembly) available from Sun Microsystems to assist in that direction.

After the keynote, some participants showed their "strange and unusual" talent to add a bit of levity to the otherwise intense technical conference. Even though there were 6 participants but it was less "strange and unusal" than the previous ones I've attended (Sao Paolo 2008, Hyderabad 2008, Beijing 2007). Here is a video of the show and judget it yourself:



A video of the GlassFish demo shown during Day 1 is now available:


The cloud camp in the evening had approx 50 attendees with an interesting discussion around the definition of cloud, security concerns, portability of applications across clouds, major players in the game, and much more. Free pizza and beer is always a good way to keep audience engaged until late in the night ;-) Sign up for a cloud camp near your city!

Here are some pictures from Day 2:


University Day today!

And finally the complete photo album in Singapore so far:




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