Ahead in the Cloud

Wednesday 8th June, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services.

Room 4.31 (fourth floor), University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB - map (click on Informatics Forum in the list of buildings).

Synopsis

Much like electricity, computing power is now available as a utility: on-demand access to storage, compute and databases are rapidly accelerating the rate of innovation within organisations whilst reducing the barrier of entry to new products and markets. In this technical session, we'll discuss elastic infrastructure provisioning, best practices for operating in the cloud and how to make use of Amazon's economies of scale to reduce costs.

About the speaker

  As the Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, Matt Wood discusses the technical and business aspects of cloud computing throughout Europe. With a background in the life sciences and a PhD in Bioinformatics, Matt is interested in helping teams of all sizes bring their ideas to life through technology. Before joining Amazon he built web-scale search engines at Cornell University, sequenced DNA in Hinxton and developed scientific software in Cambridge. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences, a blogger, published author and an advocate of rapid development.
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