The technology industry seems to love a conference and an exhibition doesn’t it? Symposia of all kind litter our calendars and we’re usually spoilt for choice. Next week’s show (which I almost attended but will track from the comfort of my office) is the 6th International Cloud Expo being held at the Prague Hilton in the Czech Republic on June 21-22, 2010.
Registration details are shown here and there’s also a CloudCamp “unconference” which is supposed to be participant-driven gathering centered on emerging open source and cloud computing-based technologies.
According to Wikipedia, an “unconference” tries to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and sponsored presentations.
“Supporting an unconference within Cloud Expo Europe 2010 is intended as a value-add service to all attendees who may wish to take advantage of it. All of us involved with producing the international Cloud Expo series are in favor of advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies in as many different ways as possible,” said Jeremy Geelan, Cloud Expo Europe conference chair.