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1 DAY CONFERENCE

Cloud & Grid eXchange 2010

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Friday, 23rd April at Skills Matter, London

8 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM.

We hope to bring together the leading experts on Cloud and Grid technologies, high scalability and performance, with London's enterprise development community for an informal day of deep technical insight and friendly discussion. The aim of the Cloud & Grid eXchange is to promote awareness and adoption of the latest ideas, technologies and best practices for the development of large, scalable and highly performant enterprise systems, using Cloud & Grid technologies.

Welcome message

Russ Miles

Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 18 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Enabling Choice in the Cloud

In an ideal world, every application could be deployed to any cloud. You could compare the SLAs and associated costs at deployment time, make your choice of which cloud services you grab from which vendor, and boom! have your app up and running. However there's nothing ideal in the current cloud market. This talk looks at the challenges from the developer and the cloud provider perspective. Find slides and podcast of this talk here..

Russ Miles

Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 18 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Betting on Data Grids

Dave Felcey from Oracle gave an overview of Oracle Coherence and related technologies, like JRockit Real-Time JVM and discussed how they are being used to address some of the challenges their gaming customers face.

Dave Felcey

Dave Felcey is a member of Oracle's Fusion Middleware Pre-Sales team specialising in Coherence and High Performance Computing (HPC) as well as Oracle's SOA products.

Use cases for cloud messaging

In this talk, Alexis presented use cases for cloud messaging. What is messaging and why it is useful for cloud computing? This talk will answer these questions by way of illustrating use cases from RabbitMQ customers.

Alexis Richardson

Alexis Richardson is the founder of Weaveworks, makers of Weave - a new product for Docker and containerized applications. Previously, Alexis was Head of Product for App Suite & Real Time Intelligence at Pivotal, where he led commercial vFabric products that moved to Pivotal from VMware, including open source projects Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis and Tomcat.

Looking at the clouds through dirty Windows

Many developers assume that the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing is only relevant if you develop solutions using Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. The reality is somewhat different. In this talk we will take a lap around the services offered by the Azure PaaS and demonstrate just how easy it is to build and deploy applications built in .NET and other technologies.

Eric Nelson

After many years of developing on UNIX/RDBMS (and being able to get mortgages) Eric joined Microsoft in 1996 as a Technical Evangelist (and stopped being able to get mortgages due to his new 'unusual job title' in the words of his bank manager).

Situation normal everything must change

In today’s computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends. This sea of concepts are simply the evolution of our industry from a product to a service based economy. We will examine the evolution of technology and why cloud is happening now, as well as the risks & benefits of cloud, the management challenges this brings and the common misconceptions.

Simon Wardley

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer system

Quick and Dirty Parallel Processing on the Cloud

Quick and dirty parallel processing on the cloud. Daniel Sikar will demonstrate Hadoop MapReduce on Amazon EC2 and S3. tags: #cloudx, Hadoop MapReduce, Hadoop MapReduce on Amazon, Amazon EC2, S3, EC2 and S3

Daniel Sikar

Daniel Sikar develops data acquisition processes using interpreted and compiled languages for both internet and scientific instrumentation.

OpenSplice DDS: The High Performance Messaging for the Cloud

When firms are considering deploying high performance distributed applications, such as trading, scientific computing on the cloud, they will need to provide for the required level of scalability, latency and throughput, whilst ensuring the technologies to achieve this can be easily accessed from outside the cloud. This talk demonstrates how to achieve this with OpenSplice DDS data distribution and data caching technology.

Angelo Corsaro

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is OpenSplice DDS Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech. As CTO, Angelo directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG

Reading the MAGS: Understanding the Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce platforms

Selecting a platform for infrastructure and/or application development can be daunting: there are many choices, and each vendor has taken a different approach to solving challenges such as elasticity, computation, storage, reliability, and security. To make matters even more confusing, these offerings are continually changing. Robert Schneider will give a technical overview of the four major Cloud Computing infrastructure vendors

Robert Schneider

Robert D. Schneider is a senior consultant and trainer. He has provided distributed computing, database optimization, and other technical expertise to a wide variety of enterprises in the financial, technology, and government sectors.Clients have included Chase Manhattan Bank, VISA, HP, S.W.I.F.T., and the governments of the United States, Brazil, and Malaysia. Robert has written six books and numerous articles on advanced technical topics such as Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), open source, and relational database design/optimization. He is a frequent organizer and presenter at technology industry events, worldwide.

Skills Matter


WE'VE MOVED: Skills Matter has recently relocated to a fantastic new venue CodeNode

10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB.


CodeNode provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful tech event.

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Overview

We hope to bring together the leading experts on Cloud and Grid technologies, high scalability and performance, with London's enterprise development community for an informal day of deep technical insight and friendly discussion. The aim of the Cloud & Grid eXchange is to promote awareness and adoption of the latest ideas, technologies and best practices for the development of large, scalable and highly performant enterprise systems, using Cloud & Grid technologies.

Programme

Welcome message

Russ Miles

Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 18 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Enabling Choice in the Cloud

In an ideal world, every application could be deployed to any cloud. You could compare the SLAs and associated costs at deployment time, make your choice of which cloud services you grab from which vendor, and boom! have your app up and running. However there's nothing ideal in the current cloud market. This talk looks at the challenges from the developer and the cloud provider perspective. Find slides and podcast of this talk here..

Russ Miles

Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 18 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Betting on Data Grids

Dave Felcey from Oracle gave an overview of Oracle Coherence and related technologies, like JRockit Real-Time JVM and discussed how they are being used to address some of the challenges their gaming customers face.

Dave Felcey

Dave Felcey is a member of Oracle's Fusion Middleware Pre-Sales team specialising in Coherence and High Performance Computing (HPC) as well as Oracle's SOA products.

Use cases for cloud messaging

In this talk, Alexis presented use cases for cloud messaging. What is messaging and why it is useful for cloud computing? This talk will answer these questions by way of illustrating use cases from RabbitMQ customers.

Alexis Richardson

Alexis Richardson is the founder of Weaveworks, makers of Weave - a new product for Docker and containerized applications. Previously, Alexis was Head of Product for App Suite & Real Time Intelligence at Pivotal, where he led commercial vFabric products that moved to Pivotal from VMware, including open source projects Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis and Tomcat.

Looking at the clouds through dirty Windows

Many developers assume that the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing is only relevant if you develop solutions using Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. The reality is somewhat different. In this talk we will take a lap around the services offered by the Azure PaaS and demonstrate just how easy it is to build and deploy applications built in .NET and other technologies.

Eric Nelson

After many years of developing on UNIX/RDBMS (and being able to get mortgages) Eric joined Microsoft in 1996 as a Technical Evangelist (and stopped being able to get mortgages due to his new 'unusual job title' in the words of his bank manager).

Situation normal everything must change

In today’s computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends. This sea of concepts are simply the evolution of our industry from a product to a service based economy. We will examine the evolution of technology and why cloud is happening now, as well as the risks & benefits of cloud, the management challenges this brings and the common misconceptions.

Simon Wardley

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer system

Quick and Dirty Parallel Processing on the Cloud

Quick and dirty parallel processing on the cloud. Daniel Sikar will demonstrate Hadoop MapReduce on Amazon EC2 and S3. tags: #cloudx, Hadoop MapReduce, Hadoop MapReduce on Amazon, Amazon EC2, S3, EC2 and S3

Daniel Sikar

Daniel Sikar develops data acquisition processes using interpreted and compiled languages for both internet and scientific instrumentation.

OpenSplice DDS: The High Performance Messaging for the Cloud

When firms are considering deploying high performance distributed applications, such as trading, scientific computing on the cloud, they will need to provide for the required level of scalability, latency and throughput, whilst ensuring the technologies to achieve this can be easily accessed from outside the cloud. This talk demonstrates how to achieve this with OpenSplice DDS data distribution and data caching technology.

Angelo Corsaro

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is OpenSplice DDS Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech. As CTO, Angelo directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG

Reading the MAGS: Understanding the Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce platforms

Selecting a platform for infrastructure and/or application development can be daunting: there are many choices, and each vendor has taken a different approach to solving challenges such as elasticity, computation, storage, reliability, and security. To make matters even more confusing, these offerings are continually changing. Robert Schneider will give a technical overview of the four major Cloud Computing infrastructure vendors

Robert Schneider

Robert D. Schneider is a senior consultant and trainer. He has provided distributed computing, database optimization, and other technical expertise to a wide variety of enterprises in the financial, technology, and government sectors.Clients have included Chase Manhattan Bank, VISA, HP, S.W.I.F.T., and the governments of the United States, Brazil, and Malaysia. Robert has written six books and numerous articles on advanced technical topics such as Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), open source, and relational database design/optimization. He is a frequent organizer and presenter at technology industry events, worldwide.

Venue

Skills Matter


WE'VE MOVED: Skills Matter has recently relocated to a fantastic new venue CodeNode

10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB.


CodeNode provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful tech event.

How to contact Skills Matter

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Skills Matter

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
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