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Build a Cloud Day Interview with Brian Proffitt

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build-a-cloud-dayToday, we continue our series of Build a Cloud Day interviews with Brian Proffitt, a man who needs no introduction if you’ve been reading about technology in the past decade or more. Brian has written for a long string of publications, most recently ReadWriteWeb and ITWorld.

Brian will be speaking later this week in Columbus, Ohio at the Build A Cloud Day ahead of Ohio LinuxFest 2012. If you’re in or around Columbus, be sure to sign up for a seat today and join us on Friday!

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your background, and what your interest is in cloud computing?

Brian Proffitt: I was born in a small Indiana town… wait, too much? Okay, okay, let’s try the short version: I am a veteran technology journalist and analyst with a strong interest in open source software. That’s a pretty strong connection to cloud computing right there, since much of the cloud technology in use today is or has roots in open source tech. For me, cloud computing ins one of the coolest implementations of Linux and open source technology.

Q: What will you be speaking about at Build a Cloud Day?

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A Trio of Build a Cloud Days!

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Lots of activities coming up soon with PuppetConf, Ohio LinuxFest 2012 and CloudCon Expo and Conference between September 26th and October 3rd. In and around all that, we also have several must-see Build a Cloud Days (BACD) on the docket, with plenty of talks that will be of interest to folks working with Apache CloudStack, or any IaaS and PaaS clouds. Oh, and did I mention that these are free to attend?

The idea of BACDs is to help inform people about the tools and best practices around deploying their own IaaS and PaaS, and to get some of the most experienced practicioners in the field to share their knowledge and be available for questions about their projects or products. 

If you've never been to a BACD, then you should sign up and find out what you're missing. If you have been, then you should take the opportunity to show up for a second round! Most of the time, the slate of talks will be different from the previous events, because we work with a wide group of experts on cloud computing rather than the same set of talks at each event. Here's what's coming up soon:

We have a fantastic slate of speakers at each event. We’ll have folks from ActiveState, BitNami, Canonical, Citrix, EnStratus, InkTank, Red Hat, Scalr, and more!

Clear your schedule and sign up today – you don’t want to miss all the fantastic talks we have lined up!

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.