Organizers of the Cloud Camp have developed a great venue for training.
Objective - bring the masses quickly up to speed on cloud computing. Oh yes, and do it in an interesting, painless venue that not only informs, but also inspires and motivates attendees to become viral cloud evangelists. Several hundred people showed up for the Cloud Camp at Interop Las Vegas, showing not only intense interest in cloud computing, but also interest in a creative training environment organized locally by Dave Nielsen and Sam Charrington.
The cloud camp has a very unique structure:
Interop Las Vega can be boiled down to a single topic - cloud computing. Lots of variations such as cloud security, cloud provisioning, cloud storage, cloud everything. And SoCal companies were right in the center of attention.
Monday kicked off with the Enterprise Cloud Summit, which attracted nearly 300 attendees. The speaker lineup was pretty impressive, with the focus on introducing the cloud concept and opportunity to business and enterprise users. The conference also sponsored "Cloud Camp," which was a highly interactive training seminar for cloud students which ran well into the night.
Some very good speeches and presentations on the topic. Two Southern California companies kept coming up in the presentations and discussions as being both thought leaders, as well as powerful factors within the cloud industry.