CloudCamp Chicago - Cloud in Action

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Slides from the lightning talks at CloudCamp Chicago for our March 20th event "Cloud in Action"

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"Outsource everything: tools for a modern cloud-based company" - Yan Pritzker, CTO at Reverb.com @skwp
"Lessons learned from a mobile side project" - Jason Farrell, Staff Consultant at Centare Holdings @jfarrell
"From its Leagcy in Hardware to its Future in Software" - Greg Baugues, Developer Evangelist at Twillio @greggyb
"How the Cloud Added 2 Hours Back to my Day" - Sue Brady, VP Client Services at RM Factory @SueBrady
"We've come a long way, cloud" - Dan Cerceo, VP IT at comScore, Inc. @dancerceo
"Building A Scalable Multiplayer Game Platform in the Cloud” – Evan Jacover, Jackbox Games, Inc. @evanjacover

Thank you to sponsors Twilio, Cloud Technology Partners, CohesiveFT, the ITA, and TechNexus!

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CloudCamp Chicago - Cloud in Action

  1. 1. Sponsored by Hosted by CloudCamp Chicago ! ! “Cloud in Action” #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI
  2. 2. Emcee ! Ryan Koop, CohesiveFT ! ! Tweet: @RyanKoop
 #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  3. 3. … sponsored by you! Bruce Fox - Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Derek Myronuk - iNETWORKS Group Jeff Henderson - salesforce.com Mark Calaguas Mike Dorosh - IBM Erin Hallett - ServerCentral Robert Clarke - Crissie Insurance Group Charlie Havens - GlobalTech & Resources
  4. 4. Mark your calendars - CloudCamp Chicago on May 21

  5. 5. 6:00 pm Introductions 6:10 pm: Lightning Talks "Outsource everything: tools for a modern cloud-based company" - Yan Pritzker, CTO at Reverb.com @skwp "Lessons learned from a mobile side project" - Jason Farrell, Staff Consultant at Centare Holdings @jfarrell "From its Leagcy in Hardware to its Future in Software" - Greg Baugues, Developer Evangelist at Twillio @greggyb "How the Cloud Added 2 Hours Back to my Day" - Sue Brady, VP Client Services at RM Factory @SueBrady "We've come a long way, cloud" - Dan Cerceo,VP IT at comScore, Inc. @dancerceo "Building A Scalable Multiplayer Game Platform in the Cloud” – Evan Jacover, Jackbox Games, Inc. @evanjacover 6:45 pm: Unpanel 7:30 pm: Unconference / Networking, drinks and pizza Agenda #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  6. 6. "Outsource everything: tools for a modern cloud-based company” ! Yan Pritzker, CTO Reverb.com ! ! Tweet: @skwp
 #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  7. 7. Outsource Everything Yan Pritzker @skwp CTO, reverb.com
  8. 8. What does it take to build a marketplace?
  9. 9. Listings
  10. 10. Image Processing
  11. 11. Negotiations
  12. 12. Checkout
  13. 13. Search
  14. 14. Auctions
  15. 15. Curation
  16. 16. Analytics & Segmentation
  17. 17. Watch Lists
  18. 18. Seller Workflows
  19. 19. Fraud Detection
  20. 20. Inventory
  21. 21. Price Guide
  22. 22. 
 Mailing Lists
  23. 23. How many 
 developers did it take?
  24. 24. 2
  25. 25. 2.5
  26. 26. Curation Negotiations Auctions Inventory Listings Watch Lists Checkout Price Guide Image Storage / Resizing Fraud Detection Payment Processing Analytics Mailing Lists Discussion Boards
  27. 27. Curation Negotiations Auctions Inventory Listings Watch Lists Checkout Price Guide Image Storage / Resizing Fraud Detection Payment Processing Analytics Mailing Lists Discussion Boards Curation Negotiations Auctions Inventory Listings Watch Lists Checkout Price Guide
  28. 28. Curation Negotiations Auctions Inventory Listings Watch Lists Checkout Price Guide Image Storage / Resizing Fraud Detection Payment Processing Analytics Mailing Lists Discussion Boards
  29. 29. Curation Negotiations Auctions Inventory Listings Watch Lists Checkout Price Guide
  30. 30. Outsource Everything
  31. 31. Except Core Competency
  32. 32. No CPU or developer
 time spent resizing images CDN makes it fast Scale to any size or format
  33. 33. Place Order Fraud Queue ApprovedHuman Intervention
  34. 34. Powerful fraud detection engine Leverage data from other marketplaces $0.01 per transaction. Seriously. Discover interconnected fraud rings.
  35. 35. Events Analytics Queue
  36. 36. Behavioral Emails Everyone does 
 customer service Behavioral Analytics Validate assumptions
  37. 37. Vendor Lock-In?
  38. 38. HTTP / JSON
  39. 39. HTTP / JSON Look for simple APIs 
 that can be mimicked
  40. 40. Backup Look for portable data and built-in backups
  41. 41. Build layers of abstraction Analytics Queue
  42. 42. Build layers of abstraction Analytics Queue
  43. 43. "Lessons learned from a mobile side project" ! Jason Farrell, Staff Consultant
 Centare Holdings ! Tweet: @jfarrell #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  44. 44.   Senior Staff Consultant   Web, Mobile, Client   
  45. 45.   
  46. 46.  
  47. 47. WebAPI / Node.js
  48. 48.   
  49. 49.     Leverage what HTTP provides     Don’t reinvent the wheel
  50. 50.    Managed REST  
  51. 51.   Proxy Pattern    Excellent capabilities
  52. 52. “From its Legacy in Hardware to its Future in Software" ! Greg Baugues, Developer Evangelist at Twillio ! Tweet: @greggyb
 #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  53. 53. From its Legacy in Hardware…
  54. 54. “Software is eating the world.” - Mark Andreesen
  55. 55. (773) 309-4985
  56. 56. Change Communications Forever
  57. 57. Change Communications Forever by migrating this industry from its legacy in hardware to its future in software
  58. 58. Change Hosting Forever by migrating this industry from its legacy in hardware to its future in software
  59. 59. Change Transportation Forever by migrating this industry from its legacy in hardware to its future in software
  60. 60. Change Payments Forever by migrating this industry from its legacy in hardware to its future in software
  61. 61. ! gb@twilio.com @greggyb
  62. 62. "How the Cloud Added 2 Hours Back to my Day" ! Sue Brady,VP Client Services RM Factory ! Tweet: @SueBrady
 #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  63. 63. How the Cloud Added Two Hours Back to my Day March 20, 2014 Proprietary and Confidential Sue Brady @SueBrady #cloudcamp
  64. 64. Before the cloud came into my life Proprietary and Confidential Option 1 Option 2
  65. 65. After the cloud came into my life Proprietary and Confidential
  66. 66. • I work for a small marketing agency of 30ish people • We work from home offices across the country • We couldn’t function without cloud services Proprietary and Confidential
  67. 67. We depend on the cloud for all that we do, from team meetings to instant messaging, tech support and document storage…and holiday parties. Proprietary and Confidential
  68. 68. Proprietary and Confidential
  69. 69. Sue Brady RM Factory @SueBrady Blog: Suebrady5.com Proprietary and Confidential
  70. 70. "We've come a long way, cloud” ! Dan Cerceo,VP IT comScore, Inc. ! Tweet: @dancerceo
 #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  71. 71. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY, CLOUD A Look Back at the Evolution of the Cloud andWhat it Means for the Future of the IT Department
  72. 72. MAILROOM INTHE SKY Exchange Online Example $4/user/month X 1000 users X 12 = $48,000/yr. Can you hire 1 mail administrator for $48k?
  73. 73. FILE UNDER “C” FOR CLOUD LOTS OF PAPER LOTS OF $$$ (people + infrastructure) 200,000 businesses and 92% of Fortune 500 use Box
  74. 74. ITTOTHE CLOUD AND BEYOND! Video Conferencing Voice Network Security Disaster Recovery
  75. 75. WHAT DOESTHE CLOUD MEAN FORTHE IT DEPT.?  Email Administrators  Network Engineers  IT Generalists  Helpdesk Staff  Voice/Video Specialists  DBAs  Data CenterTechnicians  Storage Experts  Managers
  76. 76. ENTERTHE CLOUD MANAGER NEW SKILLS FORTHE NEW IT DEPT  Vendor relationships > How do we pick the right cloud partners?  Emerging trends >What’s moving to the cloud? Is the timing right?  Integration specialist > How do we make cloud services work w/ existing processes?  Manage expenses > Accurate budgeting/forecasting  Evaluation of new services > How do we evaluate and compare cloud services?  Decision maker > How do we decide what goes to the cloud?  Mixing cloud with on-prem > How do we strike a balance between in-house and in-cloud?  Transition to the cloud > How do we migrate IT services to the cloud?  Customization > Do we have the right skills to ensure a good fit?  Cloud savvy support > Can our helpdesk effectively support our cloud users?  Deep expertise > Do we need dedicated resources to support our cloud initiatives?
  77. 77. THANKYOU. I DON’T ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE CLOUD BUT WHEN I DO, IT’S FOR BEER AND PIZZA
  78. 78. "Building A Scalable Multiplayer Game Platform in the Cloud” ! Evan Jacover, Jackbox Games, Inc. ! Tweet: @evanjacover
 #cloudcamp #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
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  83. 83. Un-panel Discussion ! ! ! volunteer to join the panel & ask questions from the floor! ! #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  84. 84. Unconference ! Small groups & discussions, network ! Pizza’s almost here! ! ! #cloudcamp @CloudCamp_CHI Sponsored by Hosted by
  85. 85. Sponsored by Hosted by

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