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The Rackspace Cloud On The Road – March

We’re in full swing for 2010, building the Cloud and making it better for the masses. We’ll be on the road evangelizing the Cloud and would love to meet you. We’ll be at NoSQL in Boston this week and at SXSW and Cloud Connect next week. From the East Coast to the West Coast and Central Texas, there’s bound to be an opportunity to meet a Cloud Racker! Here’s a list of events. Hope to see you there!

NoSQL…Live from Boston

March 11th

Location: John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center
When: Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 8:00AM – 11:00PM (ET)
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Jonathan Ellis, Systems Architect and Project Chair for the Cassandra Project, will be speaking on “NoSQL in the Cloud.”

SXSW in Austin, Texas

March 13th – March 16th

At The Interactive Tradeshow
Find us at the “No More Servers” Booth
Location: Austin Convention Center, Level 1, Exhibit Hall 4
When:
Saturday, March 13, 12PM – 6PM
Sunday, March 14, 12PM – 6PM
Monday, March 15, 12PM – 4PM

Data Cluster Meetup
Location: Opal Divine’s, 700 W 6th St 78701
When: Sunday, March 14th, 6-9pm
A whole bunch of really smart data geeks are getting together and will set up group discussions and a round of lightning talks. Majority of time will be spent admiring each other’s work and exchanging ideas. Rackers and Cassandra experts, Stu Hood and Jonathan Ellis, will be present.
RSVP Now.

The Rackspace Rock Revolution Party
Location: Maggie Mae’s 323 E. 6th Street
When: Monday, March 15th, 8PM – 2AM
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Featured Panel Session: Can You Run a Server-less Business?
Location: Hilton Ballroom C, 500 East 4th Street
When: Tuesday, March 16, 11AM – 12PM
Lew Moorman, Rackspace Chief Strategy Officer and President of the Rackspace Cloud, will be on this panel discussing today’s robust on demand cloud computing infrastructure and how organizations of any size can run a completely “Serverless” business. Click here to read more.

Encoding or transcoding high volumes of video?
Meet Paul Ford from Rackspace Corporate Development at SXSW 2010 to discuss our new enterprise-class encoding solution from Rackspace and our Partner, Encoding.com. Email paul.ford@rackspace.com.

Cloud Connect in Santa Clara, California

March 15th – March 18th

Cloud Computing IT Workshop: Cloud Operations Bootcamp
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
When: Monday, March 15th, 9AM – 5PM
Bret Piatt, Director of Technical Alliance at Rackspace, will speak in this session. This day-long series of classes and real-world examples is designed to prepare IT professionals for running applications in cloud environments. If you’re in charge of IT operations, but want to know how to make the switch to on-demand platforms, this is the place to start. Click here to read more.

Developing for The Cloud Track: Writing Code for Many Clouds
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Grand Ballroom G
When: Tuesday, March 16 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Mike Mayo, iPhone, iPad and Android apps developer for The Rackpsace Cloud, will speaking in this session. This panel brings together developers who’ve dealt with challenges developing in the Cloud and built to specific cloud APIs with the people who built those APIs. It’s a rare glimpse into the design decisions behind some of today’s most prominent cloud computing platforms — and perhaps even a glimpse into the future API feature plans of various cloud providers. Click here to read more.

Rackspace Cloud TweetupSanta Clara
Location: La Fontana Lounge at the Hilton Santa Clara
When: Tuesday, 8:30-10:30pm
RSVP Now: http://twtvite.com/cloudconnect
Come meet Cloud Rackers, Bret Piatt, Mike Mayo, Jeff Omstead and Robert Collazo to talk cloud computing over drinks and appetizers.

Rackspace Cloud Tweetup – San Francisco
Location: Grand Hyatt Lounge in Union Square
When: Wednesday, 8:30-10:30pm
RSVP Now: http://twtvite.com/rackcloudsf
Come meet Cloud Rackers, Bret Piatt, Mike Mayo, Jeff Omstead and Robert Collazo to talk cloud computing over drinks and appetizers.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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