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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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The Glue Agenda Is Getting Awesome

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I love the conferences we help sponsor (Glue and Defrag).  Eric Norlin is a genius at putting together a specialty technology conference.  He gets amazing people to attend, curates the content meticulously, isn’t afraid to try new things every year (and have some not work), and just keeps at it with single minded commitment.  He also totally gets why to do these things outside of the bay area – there’s a completely different tempo (and magic can happen) when people really commit two days of their life to a conference.

The 2010 Glue Conference is a few months away (5/26/10 and 5/27/10).  Instead of happening in Denver, Eric is doing Glue at the Omni Interlocken Resort on the outskirts of Boulder.  For a taste, here are some of the speakers:

  • Michael Barrett, CISO, PayPal
  • Professor Eric Brewer, creator of the CAP Theorem
  • Chris Hoff, Dir. of Cloud Solutions, Cisco
  • Ryan Sarver, Dir. of Platform, Twitter
  • Jonathan Ellis, Lead on the Cassandra project

Some of the sessions that are finalized include:

  • The Cassandra Database: Inside Twitter’s Choice
  • What’s up with OAuth/WRAP?
  • 5 Things I Hate about your API Terms of Service
  • The Apache Cloud Stack (Hadoop, HBase, Zookeeper, etc)
  • App PaaS vs. Enhanced Cloud System Infrastructure
  • Inside MongoDB: the internals of a NoSQL database
  • Understanding User-managed Access

Take a look at the fuller speaker list and agenda if you want, but beware that it moves around a lot.  If you register for Glue now you can get an additional 10% off the early bird price of $525 if you register by 4/2/10 and use the discount code “twit1” (full price at the door is $695).  As a special bonus, CloudCamp at Denver is happening the day before Glue (5/25/10).  CloudCamp is free, but only 98 tickets are left. 

Sign up for both of them now.  I’ll be there for the whole shebang, along with my partners at Foundry Group.  Plus, May in Boulder is just awesome.  And be on the lookout for an announcement soon about a third conference that you’ll have to really focus on (yeah – inside joke – but you’ll appreciate it.)

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