9:30 – Wall Street Plaza -
It was a beautiful day in Orlando, with temperatures in the high 70’s and not a cloud in sight! Atlantic.Net, a two-time sponsor, was out in full force to mingle with industry professionals at BarCamp Orlando 2010! I arrived, bright and early, to sign Josh W. up for his very first presentation on Clustered Hosting. This year’s event was hopping with programmers, developers, entrepreneurs, and inventors who were more than eager to share their knowledge and ideas!
This being my first BarCamp, I was a little overwhelmed by the rush of people who jumped at the presentation board. I squeezed myself in, to politely sneak up to the board, and select our speaking time slot and topic. Luckily, I was able to secure our spot on the board, 2:00 – Clustered Hosting by Josh W. of Atlantic.Net! Not too shabby for an old gal.
10:15 – Starbucks, Wall Street Plaza and Slingapours -
I then went to grab a latte to give the crowd some time to simmer down. Most of the sessions were extremely technical, and at times, I felt out of place as I am in marketing and not in tech. “I have no knowledge of programming or developing and I don’t own an iPhone.” I turned and said to a gentleman standing next to me. He chuckled under his breath and assured me “It will be okay, just pick one to go to. If you don’t like it, use the two-foot rule and walk out!” So off I went, like a child on the first day of school, into my first session.
11:30 - HTML 5 -
Yep, it was way over my head. I lasted two minutes, used the two-foot rule, and went back to the board! So there I was trying to decide between Everyone Can Sing, Including YOU (the OBVIOUS choice for me!) and Real Time Dashboards, when I heard, “Hey Kristina, do you EVER answer your phone?!?!” Finally, some familiar faces! Off we went to prep for the Clustered Hosting Presentation by Josh W. A few hours later, after a hearty lunch and a few practice runs of his presentation, it was off to One Eyed Jack’s to set up for the presentation on Clustered Hosting!
2:00pm – One Eyed Jack’s -
The Atlantic.Net-izens sat in the front row for Josh’s presentation, snapping pictures and shooting video. With a full room of about 20-25 people, Josh did a great job, and on behalf of Atlantic.Net we would like to thank him for breaking down Clustered Hosting, the different commonly used programs along with the pro’s and con’s for each, and the effects that clustering has upon them. Josh received great feedback from the attendees who stopped him to say, “Hey Man, great presentation” and “Nice job up there!”
All in all, BarCamp Orlando provided a great opportunity to share our knowledge with the community, give a little insight to the developers and programmers in the audience, and provide a back end look at how applications and programs work in different environments. We will certainly be speaking at the next event and we look forward to continuing to support BarCamps throughout Florida.