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  • The context for this entire discussion is the accelerating enterprise adoption of the cloud. 2009 saw dramatic growth from the leaders in cloud computing– 2M subscribers to salesforce, 2M companies on Google, and over 25M servers spun up on Amazon. But where is all this going? Analysts say that cloud computing is the #1 strategic priorty for CIOs and that every enterprise should be roadmapping their adoption of the cloud.
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    • 1. CloudSpokesThe Industry’s First Community for Crowdsourcing Enterprise Cloud Development
    • 2. CloudSpokes: Bringing Together Enterprise Cloud Challenges with a World of (Aspiring) Cloud Developers
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      Community of specialist cloud developers across platforms
      Companies who need cloud development
      Contests
      Forums | Networking
      Other
    • 3. Why - The Combination of Two Massive Transformations Has Exponential Potential
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      Cloud
      For the first time ever, all it takes is expertise and an internet connection to contribute
      Crowd
    • 4. Enterprise Cloud Adoption is Accelerating
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      Momentum to Date
      “It’s our belief that these cloud technology solutions will help us differentiate ourselves from competitors. The key is the speed with which we can move because we're cloud-based. It’s not just a growth strategy, it’s the transformation of our company.”
      Dick Escue, CIO RehabCare
      $1.6B+ revenue
      82K+ companies
      3M+ companies
      3K every day
      170 enterprises
      400K+ users
      490,000 developers
      102B objects on S3
    • 5. Open Global Communities Are Driving New Innovation Through “the Crowd”
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      And Much Much More…
      Marketing Analytics
      Mining
      1906 – Weighing Oxen
      NetFlix– Beat us in predicting movies and win $1M
      Goldcorp – Help us find gold…and not go bankrupt !
      Francis Galton and the “wisdom of the crowd”
      • 2000 Submissions
      • 6. ~10 Beat NetFlix
      • 7. 14K Scientists
      • 8. Market Cap from 100M to 9B
      • 9. Wisdom of the Crowd or Market as a broadly applicable rule
    • Today’s Development Reality: Not right for “The Cloud” OR “The Crowd”
      Cloud
      Community Development
      On-Premise
      In-House + Offshore R&D
      • Elastic, pay as you go
      • 10. All variable costs
      • 11. Pay for results
      • 12. Pay upfront for fixed capacity
      • 13. High fixed costs
      • 14. Pay for inputs
      Why hasn’t the development process?
      The technology has changed….
      Why hasn’t the development process itself?
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    • 15. Bringing the Crowd to the Cloud Requires a New Type of Community
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      Performance Based
      • Pay for performance – values output vs. hours
      • 16. Market to match supply and demand
      Social Networking
      100% Cloud
      • Let developers connect with peers
      • 17. Let developers connect with potential employers
      • 18. 100% focused on CIO’s #1 priority
      ChallengeFocused
      • “Game-ified” experience, with contests and badges
    • How it Works: Sponsoring a Challenge
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      Sponsor posts a challenge – define a task or project and set a price for it
      2. Challenges appear on a list for the developer community to see
      3. Community participants submit their answers to the challenge
      4. Submissions are peer reviewed and a winner is selected
      5. Sponsor pays out the winner
    • 19. How it Works: Developer Experience
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      Come to the home page to sign up
      2. Create a public profile
      3. Connect with other members
      4. Participate in a challenges / Win $
      5. End up on a leaderboard!
    • 20. What Makes CloudSpokesDifferent than Other Developer Communities?
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      Technology Community Types
      CloudSpokes is…
      • Neutral, not tied to a particular product or standard
      • 21. Focused on a single topic: Cloud Computing
      • 22. Offers a combination of networking/forums AND challenges/contests
      • 23. Both competitive and collaborative
      Contests/Asset Creation
      Forums/ Q&A / Networking
      Single product / standard
      Topic focused
      Broad / Generic
    • 24. Seems cool but why?
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    • 25. Launching CloudSpokes Was Just the First Shot in a Multi-Year War With the Status Quo
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      ‘This revolution won’t be complete until the current business models of the global Sis – Accenture, Deloitte, IBM and others – are as comprehensively undermined as those of the software vendors they’ve traditionally worked with.’
    • 26. Age of Hyperspecialization
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      “The point is: there are already huge opportunities for companies to engage hyper-specialist knowledge workers, and for these highly specialized workers to make money. The potential quality, speed, and cost advantages virtually guarantee that this model will become more prevalent.”
      Thomas Malone, MIT – Collective Intelligence
    • 27. What does it mean for me?
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    • 28. CloudSpokes History
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    • 29. CloudSpokes Contest Examples
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      Google Reminder Bot Reminds You To Be #Awesome! ($1000)
      Superfell Builds Super Android Salesforce.com Admin App! ($1500)
      Webcam + Twilio API = Homemade alarm system ($<500)
      Omniauth for Heroku and Force.com($1500)
      Network Detection Javascript Library ($500)
      Simple Geolocation Toolkit ($1000)
      iPadCheckin App for SFDC ($2000)
    • 30. CloudSpokesDreamforce
    • 31. I’m in, but how?
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    • 32. Digital Assembly
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    • 33. Structure
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    • 34. Discussion and Feedback
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    • 35. Candle Problem applied to Technology
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    • 36. Examples
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    • 37. CloudSpokes Architecture
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    • 38. Happy Meal but no fries!
      Application integration and scale
      Application design, development,
      Declarative, configuration, reporting
    • 39. Environments
    • 40. David Messinger
      Community Architect
      @dmessing
      http://blog.cloudspokes.com
      http://www.cloudspokes.com
      @CloudSpokes
      Come and compete where the rubber meets the code

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