Saturday, October 11, 2008

First ever CloudCamp Event in EMEA, Brussels on Oct 30th 2008, Are you coming?


CloudCamp

Introduction

CloudCamp was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing. Through a series of local CloudCamp events, attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. CloudCamp Brussels is the first edition of CloudCamp in mainland Europe, after successful editions in the US and the UK.

As an informal, member-supported gathering, we rely entirely on volunteers to help with meeting content, speakers, meeting locations, equipment and membership recruitment. We also have corporate sponsors that provide financial assistance with venues, software, books, discounts, and other valuable donations. To become a member, simply register for an upcoming event. Anyone may attend a meeting, there are no fees or dues.

Location

Given its international character, its central location and the ease of access, we thought Brussels would be a nice location to host the first European CloudCamp. The Event will be on a boat: Biouel has been converted into a most flexible location for seminars like CloudCamp.

Access:

The Biouel boat is moored at the “Quai des Matériaux – Materialenkaai” in Brussels, near Sainctelette.

Check out the content!

Program

(subject to changes, depending on sponsors)

4.00 pm Welcome
4.30 pm Keynote (Tarry Singh, Technology Evangelist)
4.45 pm Keynote “Visionary” panel (Q-layer – Salesforce.com – Flexiscale – others?)

5:15 pm Presentation 1:
Cloud Computing: The Shi(f)t is Happening! (Tarry Singh, Technology Evangelist)

5.45 pm Presentation 2:
TBC – Salesforce.com?

Power-break

6.00 pm Unconference

Attendees split up in smaller groups to discuss topics of their specific interest, moderated by volunteers.

7.00 pm Closing Evangelist Talk (Tarry Singh, Technology Evangelist)

Networking (Boat needs to be empty by 9pm)


During the Welcome & Power-break, there will be drinks and something to fill those very hungry stomachs. For the networking we will order pizza.


Sponsors

There is only one level of sponsoring. The package costs 1000 Euro, which will be used to fund this event and possible future events. Sponsorship of the event is open to all cloud industry players; the package includes:

Help shaping the seminar
Company logo on www.cloudcamp.com/brussels
Possibility to put a banner on a pre-assigned location at the event
Possibility to distribute collateral at the event (we are looking for bags to distribute to the attendees)

Confirmed sponsors

Q-layer
Flexiscale

Organization & contact

Media
Christine Gupta (Christine(at)guptapartnership.com)

Program
Tarry Singh (tarry.singh(at)gmail.com)

Logistics, sponsorship
Tom Leyden (tom.leyden(at)q-layer.com)

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