Alumni Lecture: Andrew Eisenberg - What is this Cloud Thing?

Thursday, November 22, 2012 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Date: Thursday, Nov 22, 2012
Time: 6 pm (Networking starts at 6 pm, lecture starts at 6:30 pm)
Location: X836, X-Wing, 2366 Main Mall.
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Speaker: Andrew Eisenberg - VMware

Title: What is this Cloud thing? And how easy is it to create spectacular applications that run on it?

Abstract: The cloud is not just a buzzword for a bunch of computers sitting in a server farm Recent advances in virtualization have fundamentally changed the way applications are built and deployed. This is a talk about how these changes enable developers to build new kinds of applications targeting cloud platforms.

In the first part of this talk, I will describe what a cloud platform is and the kinds that are currently available. I will delve into the architecture of VMware's Cloud Foundry, an open source cloud platform. For the second part of this talk, I will walk you through the lifecycle of developing and deploying a non-trivial web-app to Cloud Foundry using the tools and IDEs being created at VMware's Vancouver office.

Speaker Bio: Andrew Eisenberg is a senior member of the technical staff at VMware, working in the Cloud Applications tools team here in downtown Vancouver. Andrew's focus is on creating open source programming languages, IDE tools, and platforms that are make it simple to build cloud applications. He will not rest and not be happy until programming is as fun and easy as playing with Lego. Andrew is project lead for Groovy-Eclipse and the AspectJ development tools as well as a contributor to Cloud Foundry, Groovy, and Grails. Andrew has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, where he researched the intersection between programming languages and tools.

You can keep up with Andrew's progress at his blog and the Spring Source blog, as well as on twitter @werdnagreb

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