Bigging up Cloud Camp / Seminar, & ‘Wii are the Champions’

by Justin Souter on July 7, 2009

In wanting to help Ross Cooney plug these events, I thought I’d re-produce his e-mail of today:

“I am working with the organisers of a few IT related events based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne  on the 29th July and was thinking that you might be interested in attending some or all of these events:

  1. CloudSeminar
  2. CloudCamp
  3. Wii are the Champions

While you can find all the details of each event on their web pages, a simple synopsis is as follows:

CloudSeminar — Discover how ‘the cloud’ can help your IT operation

Venue: Newcastle University
Cost: £10 (or free to
Codeworks Connect members)

Make no mistake, ‘the cloud’ is going to be disruptive to IT. It offers significant threats to market incumbents but huge opportunities to new entrants and established companies that respond quickly. Delegates will leave the seminar with a clear view of the compelling reasons for using cloud computing – and how to do it.

Confirmed speakers include

Simon Davies, architect at Microsoft
An. Other from Amazon Web Services
Ian Clarke (UK R&D Director at Sage)
Stuart Lynn (R&D Mid Market Division at Sage)
Steve Caughey, CEO of Arjuna Technologies
Ross Cooney, managing director of Rozmic


Venue: Newcastle University
Cost: £10 (or free to
Codeworks Connect members)

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters and industry leaders 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 have the opportunity 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.

Speakers will include:

Stewart Townsend — SUN
Ross Cooney — Rozmic
Tony Lucas — Flexiscale
Steve Caughey — Arjuna

Wii Are the Champions

Venue: Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SG

After a long day spouting shite with technical boffins you can relax and have a drink watching a fun-filled but competitive team tournament in which teams of up to five members will compete against each other at selected games from the Wii sports package.

A bus will be on hand to bring you to the venue after CloudCamp.

While the organisers of these events are working together very closely it is necessary to register for each event separately using the following links:

  1. CloudSeminar
  2. CloudCamp
  3. Wii are the Champions

I hope to see you there, please email me if I can help with anything,

Talk soon,

Ross Cooney

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