Archive for July, 2011

August Meeting Announcement

The August 2011 meeting will be held on Monday, August 8th from 6pm – 8pm at TechColumbus.

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Topic: Heroku and Cloud Foundry

Abstract : Cloud platforms promise a way to make your applications available to any user on the Internet, scalable to any size demand, affordable to any budget, compatible across all platforms, and accessible to any programmer able to build a “Hello, World” app.  Those are all typically true, but some are mutually exclusive.  This discussion will talk about each of these aspects in the context of Heroku (with a brief nod to CloudFoundry).

We will cover setting up an application, add-ons, the command-line, available technology stacks, cost structures, environments, and lots of other fun stuff.

Although Heroku supports node.js and Clojure (recently announced), we will be using Ruby for the evening.

Speaker: Bill Klos is a Senior Architect for Centric Consulting and part of Centric’s Innovation & Research group.  He has a bizarre affinity for fixed-width fonts and anything that has an “i” in front of it.

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Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7 Fire Starter – August 13th

July 18, 2011 2 comments

The Central Ohio Cloud Computing User Group and Central Ohio Windows Phone User Group are joining forces to bring Central Ohio developers a Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7 Fire Starter!  The event will be held on Saturday, August 13th at the Microsoft office in Columbus.

Do you like Windows Phone 7 development?  Do you like Windows Azure development?  Then let’s combine both of those loves in a single event!  The fire starter will feature top Microsoft evangelists and community experts to lead you through the process of building Windows Phone 7 apps that leverage the flexibility and power of the Windows Azure platform.  The Windows Phone 7 platform provides you with a innovative user experience.  And Windows Azure provides you with a powerful platform from which to serve up your mobile applications.  The firestarter will feature educational presentations to ramp up your skillset with these technologies, as well as time for hands on labs to flex your new skills.

If you’re not a Windows Phone 7 developer, fret not!  There is still something for you!  At the firestarter we’ll also take a quick look at how you can leverage Windows Azure to support your iOS or Android applications.

Please visit to learn more and RSVP.

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