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Saturday, June 2, 2007
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For those of you in the Baltimore/Washington Area, this may be of interest.

Jeff Barr, the Web Services Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, is someone I know and invited out to Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) to give a presentation on Amazon's experience in building out and managing their infrastructure. He was gracious enough to accept and will be giving the presentation as part of the APL Colloquium.  Here are the particulars:

Building a 'Web-Scale Computing' Architecture
Wednesday June 6, 2007, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Parsons Auditorium, JHU/APL

Jeff Barr will provide the blueprint for 'Web-Scale Computing' - enabling businesses to use Amazon Web Services to build an elastic architecture that can quickly respond to demand. Jeff’s presentation will focus on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon’s Simple Queue Service, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and will include real-world examples of how these services are being used singly and in combination. spent 12 years and over $1 billion developing a world-class technology and content platform that powers Amazon web sites for millions of customers every day. Today, Amazon Web Services exposes this technology, through 10 open APIS, allowing developers to build applications leveraging the same robust, scalable, and reliable technology that powers Amazon's business.

The APL Colloquium began in 1947. Held weekly, it is one of the longest standing technical and scientific lecture series in the Washington/Baltimore area. The goal of the Colloquium has been to bring to the Laboratory scientific scholars, technical innovators, industry leaders, government sponsors, and policy makers to inform, educate, and enlighten Laboratory staff on what is currently exciting, relevant, and of value to the work of APL.

You are more than welcome to attend as the Colloquia are open to the public. Visitor Guide/Directions can be found on the APL Colloquium web site. And if you found out about this event from this blog entry, please don't forget to stop by and say hello :-)

Tags:: Architecture
6/2/2007 10:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time  |  Comments [1]  |  Disclaimer  |  Permalink   
Monday, July 2, 2007 9:41:32 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Were materials provided (slides, etc.)?
I was unable to attend, and am interested.

Thank you.
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