[FoRK] Cloud Computing Speakers

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Mar 15 17:17:22 PDT 2013

Can anyone help with this?

At April 23rd from 9-11 am (in San Jose, CA I believe), the Community Technology Alliance has an interest in hosting a speaker 
on the benefits of cloud-based computing for applications for community non-profits.  Organization blurbs:

Mastering technology solutions to prevent homelessness.
CTA offers a unique combination of technical expertise, government regulatory knowledge, and non-profit understanding to build 
systems collaboratively with communities and service agencies to prevent homelessness.

Community Technology Alliance (CTA) and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN), are proud to host the HandsOn Tech Program, 
an initiative designed to help nonprofits effectively use technology to further their missions. This initiative is a national, 
year long, AmeriCorps VISTA program supported by Google and the HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: Cloud Computing Speakers
Date: 	Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:36:41 -0700
From: 	Claire Lewis <claire at ctagroup.org>
To: 	Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net>
CC: 	Claire Lewis <claire at ctagroup.org>, Chelsea Cawley <chelsea at ctagroup.org>, Julia Burkhead <julia at ctagroup.org>, CTA Team 
<CTATeam at ctagroup.org>

The speaking opportunity:

    On 3/15/13 11:30 AM, Claire Lewis wrote:
>     Here is some more info. Note: Speakers do not have to be from a large company or be a cloud-based company as long as they
>     can speak confidently about the topics below.
>     There will be 60 staff members from local nonprofit organizations at the event.There will be a table for display (feel
>     free to bring handouts, a poster-board,  etc.) for any companies/organizations speaking.
>     Here is a brief description of some things I would like the event to include. I am of course open to new topics as long as
>     they are somehow related to the cloud.
>     I am looking for speaker(s) to give an introduction to cloud computing and answer questions such as: What is cloud
>     computing? What are the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing? What does the cost look like for different products?
>     What are the risks of having data on the cloud? What are some case studies related to cloud computing? How can nonprofits
>     use the cloud (storage, file, sharing, etc.)? What are some popular cloud platforms for storage/database/etc.?
>     Any other topics related to these questions in some way should work as well. For example, the benefits of having data on
>     the cloud during a disaster would be a great topic to cover.
>     Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks!
>     Claire
Claire Lewis
HandsOn Tech Consultant
Community Technology Alliance
1671 The Alameda, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95126
Main: 408-800-7161

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