Yearly Archives: 2012

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One Week to Gluecon!

By | May 16th, 2012|glue conference|

We're one week out from Gluecon, and the excitement is palpable. If you've missed out on any of the happenings.... CloudCamp (FREE as in beer) and workshops (PaaS, Iaas, Twilio) An agenda that absolutely whips ass... Deep dives via workshops at the conference... Evening receptions, rockstar wifi, and a level of interaction and density that'll [...]

Polyglot, Polyglot, Polyglot

By | May 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Sorry, I just really like the word "polyglot." For future reference, a sure-fire way to get my attention with a speaker proposal is to a) include a reference to 80's hair metal in the title or b) use a word that makes me go, "oooooh, that's a good word." Chris Richardson (creator of CloudFoundry) hit [...]

A bit more…

By | May 11th, 2012|glue conference|

One of our supporters this year is SOA Software. Here's a bit more about them: SOA Software is a leading provider of unified SOA governance, Cloud and API Management products that enable organizations to plan, build, and run enterprise services and Open APIs. SOA Software’s Portfolio Manager™, Repository Manager™, Policy Manager™, and Service Manager™ are [...]

Do Not Regret Your Decision – Come to Gluecon

By | May 9th, 2012|glue conference|

There are 13 days to Gluecon, and if you're still on the fence, this post is for you. Let's start with what past attendees say about Gluecon: “In terms of value for the dollar, I have not been to a comparable conference.” “Glue rocked. A focused event with a focused audience makes for a very [...]

CloudCamp and the Twilio Workshop

By | May 8th, 2012|glue conference|

Gluecon is all about community, and one of the things we're bringing back this year is CloudCamp (May 22 at the Omni Interlocken). It's a free (as in beer) and open to all unconference. You do NOT need to be registered for Gluecon to attend it. We've got limited space and about 50 spots left [...]

Cloud, The Netflix Way

By | May 4th, 2012|glue conference|

This year's Gluecon features three, deep-dive workshops. The workshops are meant to be experienced from beginning to end, as authorities in their respective spaces take you down the rabbit hole (so that you can see just how deep it goes). The following is a workshop description from Adrian Cockroft, Cloud Architect at Netflix, for his [...]

Gluecon Density

By | May 2nd, 2012|glue conference|

I don't mean to toot our own horn, but as I sort through the final details of the Gluecon agenda, I'm struck by the density of content. By that I mean, how much technical depth is packed side by side in session after session after session. If you start on morning 1, and start reading [...]

Gluecon: The Anti-Bubble

By | May 1st, 2012|glue conference|

In the past week, the "bubble" talk has picked up once again -- specifically with a NYT's piece that points to sky-high valuations on a lack of revenue. My personal view is a bit more nuanced than bubble or no bubble... Some funding areas (seed stage/angel) are clearly exhibiting bubblicious valuations. Not everywhere, but certainly, [...]

Entering the Chute

By | April 30th, 2012|glue conference|

When you run conferences for a living, you get used to a very predictable pattern -- one that revolves around the logistical build-up to a show (and the following let-down post-show). At about four weeks out from a show, you "enter the chute." "Entering the chute" describes the feeling your life takes on for that [...]

Last Chance for Early Bird

By | April 13th, 2012|glue conference|

It's Friday the 13th (ooooh scary), and early bird prices for Gluecon expire on Sunday (the 15th). Accordingly, I give to you....10 Reasons to Come to Gluecon: 1. The Agenda is *packed* with technical content that you cannot find anywhere else. 2. We know how to do awesome conference wifi - and we're going to [...]