Cloudcamp Organizer to Hold Agile Operations and Cloud Computing Event in San Francisco

OpsCamp to bring together Operations Pros and Developers to Discuss Management of Cloud Computing and Evolving Data Center Operations

San Francisco, CA, May 7, 2010 – CloudCamp, an organizer of local events where early adapters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas, will be conducting a cloud operations and IT unconference, OpsCamp San Francisco, on May 15th in San Francisco. The event is free to attend, but all participants must register early.

The OpsCamp event series brings together IT professionals who are interested in the evolution of systems management and application deployment, including emerging Agile software development principles and IT operations. The event will be a participant-driven unconference format, made popular by events like BarCamp, Bloggercon and Mashup Camp. The program commences with a short panel discussion on the current state of IT operations followed by user-led discussions related to deploying applications and managing infrastructure in today's evolving data centers.

With rapid change occurring in IT operations, we realized that a place is needed where operations personnel and sysadmins can meet to share their experiences, challenges and solutions. OpsCamp is organized as an unconference, which encourages the open exchange of ideas around next generation technologies and strategies for IT Operations. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate. Dave Nielsen, co-Founder CloudCamp.

Event Details

The event kicks off with a discussion about cloud computing, followed by a self-organizing conference format where topics are proposed and then voted on by the attendees.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided. While attendance is free, RSVP is required: http://www.opscamp.org/sf

Supporting Quotes from the Sponsors

The following organizations have committed their time and resources to help host the event and to facilitate the conversation around Cloud Computing and IT operations management.

Erica Brescia, CEO, BitRock and Bitnami Project Lead

OpsCamp Austin was a great event that brought together people from the development, operations, vendor and analyst communities to share tools, ideas and best practices. The unconference format, combined with the depth of expertise and differing opinions of the attendees, made for some very healthy debate and ensured that everyone got involved. The upcoming San Francisco event is sure to deliver the same and we're looking forward to continuing the discussion on what tools and practices can help to advance the art and science of devops.

Tara Spalding, CMO at GWOS

Events like OpsCAMP involving IT administrators, managers and architects who deal with today's datacenter problems are very cathartic and insightful on the state of Information Technology Operations Management (ITOM). We are a proud supporter of OpsCAMP SF and intend to make this a valuable event to those who attend.

Mike Malloy, VP of Marketing, New Relic

We are very excited about participating in our first OpsCamp. We really like the way these are organized and focused on the specific needs of Operations teams. There isn't another job in IT undergoing as much change as Operations and the need for continuous learning and honing one's skills is clear.

John M. Willis, VP of Services at OpsCode, Author of Cloud Computing and Systems Management Blog, co-host IT Management Podcast and the Cloud Cafe

While the cloud has lowered the barrier to entry for businesses to own a data center; it has not decreased the complexity of managing complex applications and data center operations. At Opscode we believe these events facilitate discussion of ideas like agile development, continuous deployment, and data center operations to promote the rise of a new movement that breaks down the traditional walls between development and operations (i.e., DevOps).

Jake Sorfoman, CMO at rPath, Co-author of the Closing the Gap Blog

As an innovator in release and system automation technologies, rPath deeply values dialogue with forward-looking IT operations practitioners. We're very pleased to sponsor and contribute to OpsCamp, which we believe represents the best and most progressive thinking in IT operations today and a key catalyst for transforming IT to become the low-overhead, highly responsive service provider we all envision.

Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, Zenoss

Operations personnel and sysadmins are becoming programmers because of the virtualization/cloud and automation trend where everything is managed through an API. The line between application developers and IT operations is becoming blurred. Many of the principles that apply to Agile application development translate to operations OpsCamp is a great place to discuss how these principles should manifest themselves in day-to-day data center management.

About CloudCamp

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adapters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged you to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate. For more information about future CloudCamp events visit http://www.cloudcamp.org/schedule.