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2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
2011 march cloud computing atlanta
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2011 march cloud computing atlanta

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Slides from my presentation to the Atlanta Cloud Computing Group. You really needed to be there to understand some of them ;)

Slides from my presentation to the Atlanta Cloud Computing Group. You really needed to be there to understand some of them ;)

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  • 1. How the cloud is changing Startups and everyday developers<br />March 2011 Cloud Computing Atlanta Meetup<br />Chris Curtin<br />
  • 2. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />Get your Google Domain First<br />
  • 3. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />Stealth mode is stupid<br />
  • 4. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />You don’t need a lot of upfront capital for equipment/hosting <br />Use the free versions of IaaS/PaaS to get started<br />
  • 5. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />Website and UI are more critical today<br />Investors know you aren’t spending all your money on hosting or building the backend!<br />
  • 6. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />Don’t give away Equity to the technology guys<br />But, expect to pay them to build first version<br />Bring them onboard once you have a few clients<br />
  • 7. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />Try to build it yourself<br />Know any basic HTML?<br />Groovy/Grails, Ruby/Rails is pretty straightforward to learn<br />
  • 8. Non-programming Entrepreneurs<br />Why? Because your first version is going to be wrong. Deal with it.<br />Also, don’t assume you are building the next Facebook<br />K.I.S.S<br />
  • 9. Programming Entrepreneurs<br />See previous slides<br />
  • 10. Programming Entrepreneurs<br />Security is a big deal<br />All the ‘usual’ concerns plus several new ones<br />
  • 11. Programming Entrepreneurs<br />Build it and show it off as quickly as possible<br />‘It isn’t ready yet’ is B.S. (assuming it does SOMETHING)<br />
  • 12. Programming Entrepreneurs<br />Expect (and encourage) Business/Product people to iterate fast<br />
  • 13. Programming Entrepreneurs<br />Don’t expect Equity initially<br />But don’t work for free either<br />
  • 14. Programming Non-Entrepreneurs<br />Not everyone can/wants to take the risk<br />So become an ISV<br />
  • 15. Programming Non-Entrepreneurs<br />Learn the technologies<br />Offer services to your friends/contacts who aren’t in IT/Development<br />
  • 16. Programming Non-Entrepreneurs<br />Ask them what problem they want solved that is ‘too small’ for IT to tackle?<br />Be flexible in payment terms, but expect 1099<br />
  • 17. Programming Non-Entrepreneurs<br />Most of the skills needed you already have<br />Just learn how to use them in the Cloud IaaS/PaaS world<br />
  • 18. Programming Non-Entrepreneurs<br />Want to learn something new? <br />Mobile<br />Tablets<br />Mobile<br />
  • 19. General Business<br />What are your company’s rules for ISVs, contractors?<br />What are the compliance risks (not process risks, compliance = HIPPA, SARBOX etc.)?<br />
  • 20. General Business<br />Any tactical projects you could get done in a Cloud w/o compliance issues?<br />What has IT said is ‘too small’ for them but you need?<br />
  • 21. General Business<br />Learn what “Cloud” really means so you don’t get ripped off<br />Discussions should be around business issues/processes, not technology!<br />Ask for IT’s help in determining scope and cost<br />
  • 22. Corporate IT<br />Deal with it!<br />Embrace it!<br />
  • 23. Corporate IT<br />Build a list of approved vendors<br />Build a list of compliance concerns and process to confirm they are being addressed<br />
  • 24. Corporate IT<br />Come down hard on those who don’t use your vendors or follow your rules<br />Compliance is one of the biggest challenges to the Cloud<br />
  • 25. Blue Sky<br />What are some problems you could address if you had more hardware?<br />

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