February 19th 6:30pm 2008 — Subject: What's possible in a post Web 2.0 world?

Catalyst IT are hosting Amazon Web Services evangelist, Mike Culver, next Tuesday 19th Feb, in conjunction with the Rails, Linux and Java User Groups.

RSVP to wellington.jug@gmail.com if you wish to attend this meeting, so we can gauge numbers.

Innovation continues at a mind-bending pace, and this presentation will showcase some thought-provoking new ideas built on Web Services. You will also learn how others, empowered by technology advances---known as "Web Scale Computing"---created businesses that weren't practical until recently. The session will include at least one demo in which you'll learn how to set up a virtual server in the Cloud.

Amazon spent over a decade developing a world-class technology and content platform that powers Amazon web sites for millions of customers every day. Most people think "Amazon.com" when they hear the word; however developers and entrepreneurs are excited to learn that there is a separate technology arm of the company, known as Amazon Web Services or AWS. Using AWS, software developers can build applications leveraging the same robust, scalable, and reliable technology that powers Amazon's retail business. AWS has now launched ten services with open API's for developers to build applications, with the result that almost 330,000 developers have registered on Amazon's developer site to create applications based on these services.

Speaker

Mike Culver joined the Developer Relations Group of Amazon Web Services in 2006. Mike brings with him fifteen years of technology leadership experience, including at companies such as Microsoft. In addition Mr. Culver has a strong background running an IT organization, with over a decade of experience in the U.S. Electrical Wholesale Distribution (fittings) industry. And as a Web Services Evangelist at Amazon, he helps developers take advantage of disruptive technologies that are going to change the way we think about computer applications, and the way that businesses compete.

Host

Creative HQ
Level 4
25a Marion Street
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host and sponsors!

Date:
Tuesday, 19th.
February, 2008

Time:
6:30-7:30pm

Venue:
Creative HQ
Level 4
25a Marion Street
Wellington

Afterword:
In our ongoing tradition, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!