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Tech Trends in Cloud, and Why You Care

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Smartsheet.com, Inc., 10500 NE 8th St, Suite 1300, Bellevue, WA 98004-4357


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As 'cloud' slowly makes its way from 'hot tech term' to 'viable technology choice', industry professionals are finding that many--if not most--of their assumptions about how the cloud could (or should) work aren't quite as real as they'd assumed. It's clear that 'cloud' is here to stay, but why is everybody saying, 'It's just somebody else's computer'? What is it about cloud that is important--and what remains purely hype? In this presentation, we'll go over some of the core assumptions about cloud, how they've been validated or proven false, and talk about some of the implications. We'll also talk about how whether you call it 'cloud', 'serverless', 'on-premises computing', or good ol' 'client-server', the cloud doesn't change certain practical realities of distributed systems, and how to avoid the classic mistakes that have plagued the technical community for five decades.

*** Light Appetizers and Beverages ***

Driving Directions


Park in any available stall & take the elevator to the 1st Floor of the Wintergarden Lobby.

We'll be in the second-floor board room, off to the left (behind the grand piano) as you walk in from the main entrance. (It's basically right above hotel registration.)


About the Speaker

Ted Neward

Ted Neward currently labors on behalf of Smartsheet as the Director of Developer Relations, leveraging his speaking and writing experience to bring the joys of cloud-based spreadsheet and project management to the development world. During his more code-focused years, he specialized in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small 10-person shops. He is an authority in Java and .NET technologies, particularly in the areas of Java/.NET integration (both in-process and via integration tools like Web services), programming languages of all forms, back-end enterprise software systems, and virtual machine/execution engine plumbing.

He is the author or co-author of several books, including Professional F# 2.0, Effective Enterprise Java, C# In a Nutshell, SSCLI Essentials, Server-Based Java Programming, and a contributor to several technology journals. All told, he has written close to a hundred articles in both print and online form.

Ted is also an IBM Champion of Cloud, has been a Microsoft F# MVP (having also been an Architect and C# MVP in prior years), an F# Insider, C# Insider, and VB Insider, INETA speaker, former DevelopMentor instructor, PluralSight course author, frequent worldwide conference speaker, and a member of various Java JSRs.

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