SPUG: January 2009 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

Colin Meyer cmeyer at helvella.org
Thu Jan 8 12:59:06 PST 2009

    January 2009 Seattle Perl Users Group (SPUG) Meeting

    Topic: Perl in the Amazon Cloud
    Speaker: Jinesh Varia
    Meeting Date: Tuesday, 20 January 2009
    Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Marchex - 4th & Pine 

    Cost: Admission is free and open to the public
    Info: http://seattleperl.org/


Tuesday, January 20, is the next meeting of the THE SEATTLE PERL

In this session, Jinesh Varia, Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, will
share with you some cool ways to develop, test and run perl applications
in the cloud.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
<http://aws.amazon.com/ec2> (Amazon EC2) that allows requisition of
machines on-demand using simple web service call and paying for
computation by the hour. Amazon Simple Storage Service
<http://aws.amazon.com/s3> (Amazon S3) which is infinite digital storage
in the cloud. Amazon SimpleDB <http://aws.amazon.com/sdb> which is
database in the cloud and Amazon Mechanical Turk
<http://aws.amazon.com/mturk> which is the on-demand Workforce and how
these services can help companies to scale-out and go live quickly
without any upfront investment.

Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com

As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps developers take
advantage of disruptive technologies that are going to change the way we
think about computer applications, and the way businesses compete in the
new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 50 conferences/UserGroups.
He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps
developers on 1:1 basis in implementing their own ideas using Amazon's
innovative services.

Jinesh has over 9 years experience in XML and Web services and has
worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining
Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including
Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working
on various financial services projects including Call Modernization
Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center,
Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh's publications have been published
in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master's
degree in Information Systems from Penn State University. He plays
tennis and loves to trek.


If you are so inclined, please come to the pre-meeting at the Elephant &
Castle pub on 5th & Union. We'll be there from 5-6:19PM.

Meeting Location

Pizza and Beer will be provided at the meeting.

413 Pine St, Suite 500
Seattle, WA  98101

Contact: Jackie Wolfstone - 206-491-8072

The building is just south of Westlake Center. Enter on 4th Avenue, near
Pine street. The entry is near the Dog In The Park hotdog stand.


Due to all of the shopping around us there is plenty of parking
available in garages, but it can be hard to find street parking in
the evening.

See you there! 

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