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From Alex Polvi <po...@cloudkick.com>
Subject [libcloud] Re: SF libcloud hacker dinner
Date Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:38:45 GMT
Hello,

Thank you to everyone who came out last night! It was great to meet
everyone in person.

Attendees:
- Jeremy Orem
- Paul Querna
- Dan Di Spaltro
- Lily from webappVM
- Tom White
- Adrian Cole
- James Watters
- Alex Polvi

Subjects discussed (please fill in the gaps if I missed something):
- The need for a better way to test cloud service providers. One idea
was creating a sandbox endpoint that all client library creators could
use to develop against.
- Needs around image formats and configuration management. Right now
Rackspace and EC2 are really the only platforms you can get your files
on to to bootstrap the process.
- Possibility of having a storage API in libcloud. Paul seemed excited
about building it, Tom seemed excited about using it.
- Many comments about the weird Chinese restaurant we were at.

It would be fun to do this on a more regular basis. Maybe once a
month, or once a quarter? I have also been kicking around the idea of
doing an "Apache Cloud Con" with Cassandra, Hadoop, Libcloud, and any
other projects that seem relevant. Does anyone else think that would
be interesting? Maybe sometime after we have a release... :)

And finally, we now have libcloud shirts! They arrived just in time
for the meet-up last night. If you would like one, send me an email
with your size, color preference (blue or red), and address. Happy to
ship international!

http://twitpic.com/t0e43

-Alex

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Alex Polvi <polvi@cloudkick.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> We thought it would be fun to get some folks together in San Francisco
> to meet face to face and discuss libcloud, cloud standards, cloud API
> hacking all while stuffing ourselves with Chinese food.
>
> I propose we meet at Henry's Hunan (924 Sansome Street), next Thursday
> 12/10 @ 7pm, if you are in the area:
>
>  http://www.henryshunanrestaurant.com/
>
> So far Paul Querna, Jeremy Orem, Adrian Cole (of jclouds fame), Dan Di
> Spaltro, and myself are planning on going. Would be great to have
> anyone else in the area join too! Please let me know if you plan on
> coming so we can adjust the table size accordingly. Feel free to pass
> this email along to anyone you think would enjoy getting together.
>
> If it goes well, hopefully we can do some more regular event to bring
> the local community together.
>
> Hope you see many of you next week!
>
> -Alex
>



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