Friday, November 25, 2011


Last week, itz completely packed with technical conferences. To start with, Amazon had Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud tour at Chennai on Tuesday 15 Nov. Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels was the chief guest for the conference with impressive key note address. He talked about cloud computation via Hadoop, MapReduce and storage via NoSQL. We had discussion panel with 4 CTOs who are prime customers for AWS Cloud. On Thursday 17 Nov, our firm had architecture summit 2011 and our CTO addressed about governance, life cycle management, listening to the customers and shared services. On Friday 18 Nov, Microsoft had their web camp with key note address by Gianugo Rabellino, product manager from Seattle. Sessions were around HTML5, CSS3, Webmatrix and Razor with hands on demo.

On Saturday Nov, took part in ThoughtWorks bar camp at their Chennai office. I heard about the work culture of the firm and their innovation on Agile development; but literally thrilled on seeing their work environment. It needs lot of maturity among their developers community. Miles to go! Back to the tech mela. Presented a session on Cloud computing using Azure between 10:30-11:15 am with few tech geeks. Had few hands on demo and fighting debates. Really loved it. Attended other sessions on Thrift, Scala, Coffeescript, Rails and open source impact. Itz pack jam of technical stuff through out the week and so named as TechMela.

Lessons learnt from TechMela:
  • Map reduce for the independent high CPU intensive threads
  • Evolution of Amazon and itz cloud entry as pioneer for their internal need
  • AWS storage trend using NoSQL model
  • Building shared services along with the development
  • Life cycle management impact on architecture
  • Vital role of governance in end to end architecture
  • Emerging technology role by HTML5 and itz impact on RIA vendors like Microsoft, Adobe
  • Role of functional programming (like scala, F#) to build complex app
  • New frameworks like Thrift, Rails
  • Awesome environment to present my cloud paper

Of course, had great opportunity to connect tech giants (CTOs, local tech geeks). Happy thanks giving week end, folks! Will continue our F# journey...

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