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Jesse Silver – Profiles in Courage – RedMonk Radio 054


While at barcampAustin this year, my pal Zane Rockenbaugh (Dog Food Software) and I recorded a series of interviews with barcampAustin and SXSW attendees and friends. We dubbed it Profiles in Courage, and now they’re yours to enjoy.

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Cloud Boy

Zane and I kicked off Profiles in Courage, barcampAustin edition, talking with Jesse Silver, co-founder CloudCamp and the CCIF. We jump right in and start talking about “large, New York banks” are using cloud computing. From there, we get Jesse to tell us about the history of CloudCamp. We go over the unconference format and the sponsorship options. Part of the idea of CloudCamp – as with all “camps” – is that local folks take over organizing camps regionally: so there’s CloudCamps in San Francisco, London, Atlanta, and one coming up April 24th and 25th in Austin.

Selling Cloud Standards

Tacking back to cloud computing in general, I ask Jesse how he’d reply to a common reply I get about cloud standards: I’m a (cloud) startup, and I don’t have time to worry about standards bodies. This gets us into a discussion of the current cloud standards efforts.

Get Into Software

Finally, I ask Jesse what he thinks of the software industry now, is it a good field for “The Kids” to get into, or is it tapped out? Jesse’s answer – painfully summarized – is that software is in and helps drive everything, so of course it’s good to be in.

Categories: Cloud, Conferences, Enterprise Software, RedMonk Radio Podcast.

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