Sunday, February 12, 2012

CloudFest Denver Recap

I had a great time at CloudFest Denver last Thursday (Feb 9)--the show had a lot of energy and a really high level of tweeting on the #cloudfest hashtag. Neudesic was among the exhibitors and sponsors and provided two speakers--Mike Erickson (Windows Azure Diagnostics) and myself (Windows Azure Design Patterns, When Worlds Collide: HTML5 Meets the Cloud).

At this conference we also debuted AttendeeBee, a mobile/social/cloud app attendees use to tweet, share their location, and rate sessions. Attendees get more points the more they use AttendeeBee, increasing their chances of winning our giveaway, an XBox/Kinect bundle in this case. At the Neudesic booth, attendees can see the entire conference at a glance on a large monitor, including a leaderboard. This provides an element of gamification. AttendeeBee worked pretty well on its maiden voyage and we have some good ideas on where to take it next.

You can view my presentations below.

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