CloudDevelop – Call for Speakers

As you may know, I am one of the organizers of a cloud computing conference in Columbus, OH called CloudDevelop. CloudDevelop’s mission is to bring together the brightest minds in cloud computing for a day of networking, sharing, and learning about all things cloud computing. I am extremely excited that CloudDevelop is coming back for its 4th year on Friday, October 23rd. This year, CloudDevelop is returning to were it all started at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.

CloudDevelop is currently accepting speaker submissions for potential sessions at CloudDevelop. The call for speakers window opened on Monday, June 8th and runs through midnight on Friday, June 26th. The organizing committee for CloudDevelop is looking for sessions on all things cloud. CloudDevelop is platform and technology agnostic – we want sessions on anything related to cloud computing. We want a diverse mix of sessions – meaning sessions on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, Salesforce, Rackspace, Heroku, etc. Anything cloud related – CloudDevelop is interested in it!

You can find more information on the call for speakers at

To submit a session, please do so at

CloudDevelop Call for Speakers

I’m one of the founders/organizers for a cloud computing conference called CloudDevelop. This year (on October 17th) will mark the third year for CloudDevelop. The goal for CloudDevelop is to bring together the best cloud computing minds in the Midwest to share experiences and learn from each other.

CloudDevelop is not about Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Heroku, Salesforce, AppHarbor, VMWare or any other cloud platform/provider.  It is about all of them!  CloudDevelop is about bringing together experts from all the cloud platforms.  Innovation in the cloud happens at a rapid pace.  There’s so much to share and learn from each other!

If sharing your experiences with others is something that excites you, then I would encourage you to submit a session (or a few) to be a speaker at CloudDevelop.  We’re looking for topics in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • DevOps
  • General Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal
  • Strategy
  • Testing
  • Have another idea . . . that’s cool too

The call for speakers closes on Friday, June 27th.  To submit, go to and click on the “Submit Your Talks” button (or go to the submission form directly).

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CloudDevelop Call for Speakers

August 2012 saw the first CloudDevelop conference come to Columbus, OH.  This August 30th, CloudDevelop is back.  We’d love to have you help make CloudDevelop bigger and better. The CloudDevelop call for speakers is now open.  Submissions will be accepted at until midnight on Friday, April 12thWe’re looking for sessions that fit into, but not neccesarily limited to, the following categories:

  • Windows Azure
  • Amazon AWS
  • Heroku
  • Google Compute/AppEngine
  • AppHarbor
  • EngineYard
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • Public and Private Cloud
  • Case Studies

If it’s cloud computing, we’re interested!

Keep an eye on and follow @CloudDevConf on Twitter for the latest details on CloudDevelop.  

CloudDevelop Conference

I was attending the first M3 Conference last November when I started talking with a few buddies there about what we thought of M3.  The attendance, sessions, and general “buzz” during M3 as people discussed, debating, learned, and compared the various mobile platforms was great!  As guys with a passion for cloud computing, we were thinking that there really should be something similar to M3 but for cloud computing.

Fast forward a few months and the inaugural CloudDevelop Conference is born!  CloudDevelop 2012 will be held on Friday, August 3rd in Columbus, OH in The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union.

The goal with CloudDevelop is to be the Midwest’s premier conference for cloud technologies and application development.  I feel it is important to point out that CloudDevelop is cloud vendor / technology neutral.  CloudDevelop will feature sessions that cover all cloud platforms and services.  By having a mixture of cloud computing vendors, technologies, and topics at CloudDevelop, the organizers feel that will provide a dynamic and engaging conference for all attendees.

If you would like to speak at CloudDevelop, I would encourage you to get your best Windows Azure, Amazon AWS, Heroku, AppHarbor, Google AppEngine, etc. session abstract ready and submit a few sessions today!  Please submit sessions at  The call for speakers closes on May 10th.

CloudDevelop wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of sponsors.  If you’re a cloud provider or tool vendor and would like to be a sponsor of CloudDevelop, please view the sponsor prospectus at to learn more about the opportunities available.