Building an Open Source Community for Enterprise Blockchain Technology

Brian Behlendorf is most famous for developing the Apache HTTP server, and he served as CTO of the World Economic Forum, but did you know he was also one of the original technologists for the Burning Man festival? Empowering everyday people has always been a priority for him—he’s a longtime subverter of corporate software culture, […]

Death by Winning

Entrepreneur and executive coach Will Pemble has been founding and growing businesses of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years. He is a certified stockbroker, flight instructor, product manager, technical trainer, commercial instrument pilot, behavioral analyst, and forklift operator; and he builds real-life roller coasters in his backyard. As the founder of web.com, he […]

Should Cloud Companies Become Internet Cops?

Biggie once said “Mo’ money, mo’ problems”, but in this case that can apply to hyperscale platforms whose clients push out billions of content nodes. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) described the passage of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive as “abandon[ing] common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights […]

The Cloud is Not a Destination: It’s an Experience

In his keynote address, Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Hewlett Packard’s Vice President for Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide, shared with the CloudFest 2019 crowd how technologies and alliances to shape the next generation of IT and break cloud stereotypes. Risks associated with the Cloud can be flipped into a trusted, sustainable, and positive experience. You […]

CloudFest School Progress Report: New Guatemala Classrooms Nearly Ready!

A quick update on the CloudFest School project in Guatemala: which has only been possible thanks to your generous support. Heavy rain in the region has slowed the construction process a bit, and so has the local election: even though the same mayor was re-elected, the process had temporarily disrupted the flow of political will. […]

How Microsoft AI Is Empowering Business Transformation

Forget about Clippy. Microsoft is at the forefront of innovation in artificial intelligence, and its vision for AI is one of empowerment—empowering developers to innovate, empowering organizations to transform entire industries, and empowering everyday people to transform society. The goal is to empower organizations to bring responsible and trusted AI to every app, every business […]

Building Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services

If we look back a few decades, we were running one monolithic application on one single server, said Jeff Wittich, Senior Director of Cloud Service Providers for Intel, in his CloudFest 2019 keynote: Things luckily evolved past that!” Once virtualization was introduced, we were able to run multiple applications per server, each with its own […]

Believe the Hype

“While the world is torn apart, creators build it back up with hard work and ideas, beauty and art, invention, reinvention and challenge. We don’t care about your rules or your trends, your ratings or your gossip, your disinformation or your hype. While history gets rewritten, we’re creating a new one.” So said sonic architect […]

“From Founder To Billionaire”

“I’m a problem-solver. When I see a problem, I can’t do anything but try and solve it,” said Bhavin Turakhia, an icon in the cloud industry. Turakhia has started 12 companies, including Flock, Radix, CodeChef, Ringo, Media.net, and Zeta—starting with a hosting company called Directi, co-founded with his brother Divyank when he was just a […]

Using Data To Achieve Excellence in Speed and Precision

Graeme Hackland is no stranger to the need for speed when it comes to moving data around—he’s the CIO of Williams Racing, a leading Formula 1 team and engineering company. Hackland spoke at CloudFest 2019 to share some of the amazing data science that goes into achieving Formula 1 racing success. Williams started in 1977, […]