Food for Thought with Rackspace - "Explore Careers in Cloud Computing" with Ed Leafe, Senior Software Developer

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Jenna Whitney
GDC 6.302
Sep 26, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Abstract: Cloud Computing is one of the fastest-growing segments in the technology world, and as a result offers many opportunities for careers in everything from programming to operations to sales. But what exactly is "Cloud Computing", and why is it becoming so important? In this talk we'll hear from Ed Leafe, a Developer Advocate at Rackspace, one of the leading Cloud Computing companies, who will explain what the Cloud is, why it is growing so rapidly, and what that means to today's Computer Science students.

Bio: Ed has been a developer for over 20 years, and is one of the original developers involved with OpenStack, the leading software for building public and private clouds. He has been working with Rackspace for the past 5 years in various developer roles. He also throws a mean Frisbee.

Free pizza for students who attend the talk.