Below is the synopsis of the first BostonSUG meeting of 2009. Attendance is free.
BostonSUG is back after a short winter break! Our first meeting of 2009 takes place on Wednesday January 28 at 6 p.m. As usual we meet at the IBM Innovation Center at 404 Wyman St. Waltham, MA 02451.
Join us for our first technology round-table discussion format. As a group we will examine the scalability platforms and tools we used in 2008. Do you have questions about the best use of Amazon Web Services? What are the pros and cons of using an event-based architecture? Have you got experience using memcached that you'd like to share? Still unsure of why you'd want to use a data grid like Coherence or WebSphere eXtreme Scale? What is your experience with Microsoft platforms? This is the meeting you've been waiting for if you have these questions or answers to them. Bring any questions or experience you have to the table and we'll all come away from the meeting more knowledgeable and capable of building scalable applications.
We will also look ahead at what is to come in 2009. Will Rails 3.0 be the platform of choice for building scalable apps? How will Open Source Java projects like Hibernate Shards fair in '09? Does Google AppEngine have what it takes to gain major marketshare? What about Azure? What will define "Cloud Computing" this year and how will you use it in your projects? When does it make sense to virtualize your infrastructure? The scalability round-table is the place to discuss all these things and more.
Bring your opinions, questions and answers to our first round-table meeting and discuss the present and future of scalable applications. There will be bottled water and snacks at this meeting. It will be open discussion with moderation if and when required. Everyone will have a chance to voice their opinions and ask their questions. We'll all do our best to give good answers.
This meeting takes place on Wednesday January 28, 2009 at the IBM Innovation Center in Waltham, MA 02451. Start time is 6 p.m. Please register for this meeting at http://www.bostonsug.org/meeting-registration
/ if you plan to attend. You can always come even if you don't register. Attendance is always free. If you can not make this meeting but want to find out about future meetings please sign up for our announcement list http://www.bostonsug.org/announcement-list
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. Please send any questions to anthony at bostonsug dot org.
Thanks everyone! Hope to see you on the 28th!