Amazon S3: Conferences (ETech, Web 2, MIX07)
ETech is next week, and I’m doing a session called Scalability: Set Amazon’s Servers on Fire, Not Yours. I’m not paid by Amazon or anything (quite the contrary – I’m paying them a lot of money), so this will be a real look at them from someone in-the-trenches. It’ll mostly focus on S3, both business and technical aspects, but I’ll touch on EC2 and some of the others, too. (I had hoped to be using EC2 large-scale by this talk, but ironically, a hardware vendor supply issue is preventing me from rolling out that software). I’ll leave plenty of time for questions, and you can give me some in advance. I will post slides here.
And finally, I just got invited to sit on a “build or buy” panel at MIX07. Since I’ve done both, and ended up with a hybrid approach, I hope I’ll have something intelligent to add. Doubt there are slides for this, but if there’s an audio recording or something, I’ll link to it.
I’m attending, but not speaking at, the MySQL Conference and D (the WSJ uses SmugMug for their D photo sharing, which is cool), too, so if you’re going and want to chat about Amazon or SmugMug, you’ll have to find me in the halls. (I’m definitely a “halls” conference goer, though I lean towards “party” now and then).
As always, if you’re wearing SmugMug gear (you can get some older stuff at CafePress and newer stuff at Zazzle or home-make some if you’re adventurous) at a conference I’m at, I’ll give you a comp’d lifetime Pro account at SmugMug. Just come up and say ‘Hi!’
Oh, yes, and I’ll be Twittering at all of them, assuming Twitter doesn’t collapse under ETech’s load. 🙂
UPDATE: ETech 2007 slides are up.