I came across an article (linked below) that provides a great foundation for a discussion on the impact, promise and practical realities of Cloud Computing on QA teams - immediately and into the future.
My "expertise" in Cloud comes from experience as a large customer of the leading Cloud vendors, with Amazon EC2 being the largest. I will provide my opinions with as much focus on education and knowledge sharing as possible -- and a continued promise of "minimal selling".
As a vendor of a cloud-based testing solution, I represent a large and seasoned team of engineers and test architects who have developed test technology and analytics specifically for Cloud deployment, and have hands-on customer experience and success building a global testing platform consisting of all the currently viable cloud platforms.
Brad, I moved it here. Where would you put it - Training & Certification or this forum? It seems to me the advertised event would attract users. That is the closest connection I could come up with.
All user groups seems to start out with one person and that person's idea. Perhaps I have helped you? Think of the possibilities:
1) The Heads in the Cloud Group
2) The Toasta to Soasta Group
It kind of looks like this thread would've best started in the White Papers forum. But, given that it has moved onto conferences/events, maybe it might be useful to create a conferences/events forum. It might be a lower scroll forum...but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
-George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and Nobel Prize winner, 1856-1950