This is the abstract that was used for my presentation:
Cloud Computing is the hottest topic in the IT industry today. Cloud Computing is also most over loaded buzz word in the IT industry as well. Come learn:
What is cloud computing and what is not?
Where cloud computing is being used and how?
When cloud computing makes sense and when it does not?
Why cloud computing is important for a VT student?
What are the technical challenges of cloud computing?
Most importantly, how cloud computing can help you at VT
and in your career after VT?
My slides can be downloaded at VT's ACM site here.
This is the first time that I presented to the VT ACM and the sixth time that Sun Microsystems provided a speaker to the ACM and picked up food and drink. Previously, I have helped John by bringing down some real thought leaders in the computer industry:
- Chris Melissinos - Sun's Chief Gaming Officer to speak on gaming
- Dr. Bruce Haddon to speak on Java and software development
- Dr. Harry Foxwell to speak on Open Solaris and Solaris
- Curt Harpold to speak on grid computing
- Jim Fiori to speak on Software Perfrormance
John is a Senior with 141 credits finishing up his BS in CS/Math and BA in Business as well as working on his Masters in CS as well this year. I could not be more proud of him.