Weekly Roundup: Foggers at Large
A Recent View from AppFog HQ
As we’re shaking off the all grey days here in Portland, Oregon, that can mean only one thing: conference season is upon us. Here’s a bit more on where we’ve been, where we’re going and some of our favorite sightings and reads from the past week.
A Deep Dive Into the Fog
Whether you’ll be joining us at any of the upcoming events we’ll be attending, you can connect with us from anywhere on the globe at next week’s webinar. Join our Founder and CEO, Lucas Carlson, for PHP Fog: PaaS Made Simple on Wednesday, February 29th. Lucas will be taking a closer look at PHP Fog, providing the audience with a live demo and offering a sneak peek at our language agnostic PaaS product, AppFog.
This talk is designed for folks interested in giving PHP Fog a try and better understanding its capabilities, so if you’re already a happy user of the product please pass the news along to a friend. The webinar is free of charge and the recording will be archived for future viewing. Register now!
PDX <3 ØMQ
If you happen to be in our hometown this weekend, head on over to the PDX ØMQ Conference at Collective Agency. Registration remains open and the event is free of charge. These fine folks are still looking for additional speakers, too. Sounds like at least one member of our stalwart engineering team will be heading to the conference, so keep an eye out for Jeremy.
WordCamp Phoenix This Weekend
Love WordPress? We do, too. We’re proud sponsors of WordCamp Phoenix and our very own Daniel Sustaita will be spending some quality time at the conference this weekend. If you’re there, make sure you say hello. If you’re not in Phoenix, you can still give our WordPress jumpstart a spin.
Speaking of WordPress and WordCamps
You know Portland. We’re big fans of the whole crowdfunding thing. In fact, one of the folks who built the original platform calls the Rose City home. So if you’re a fan of WordPress, we’d like to encourage you to check out the new Kickstarter project from none other than Jane Wells, WordCamp wrangler and Auttomatic’s UI Goddess. Jane’s looking to buy a bakery and turn it into a bloggers paradise. Go Jane! (Please see full disclosure at the conclusion of this post.)
And Speaking of Kickstarter
Ah, Portlanders. We love our code, but we really love our music. One of Portland’s local non-profits has had smashing success with their Kickstarter: CASH Music. These fine folks are working to make life better for musicians using open source software tools. They’re fully funded on Kickstarter, but can do far far more with more funding. Go CASH! (Please see full disclosure at the conclusion of this post.)
On a totally unrelated note, PyCon is coming up in just ten days. In addition to all the awesome technical and business content – Paul Graham is keynoting, as are Stormy Peters, David Beazley and, of course, Guido – our partners at New Relic will be hosting a fantastic party. Keep your eye out for our Community Manager, Leslie Hawthorn, at the conference and the evening festivities.
A Bit of Weekend Reading
And speaking of New Relic, Adron Hall just wrapped his four part series on PaaS and the Cloud over on the New Relic blog. Check out Adron’s piece, Cloud Foundry Architecture – Removing the Operating System Barrier with PaaS, for more on how using a PaaS offering makes developers lives easier. Adron has thrown his hat in the ring to present on this same topic at the upcoming Open Source Bridge Conference, so we may have a chance to hear more in June, live from Portlandia.
Here are a few more articles we’ve been reading that we think you’ll enjoy:
From the Stuff You Probably Already Knew Department
If you’re developing PHP applications, PHP Fog is ready and waiting. Let us know how we can improve your experience, or just about all the cool stuff you’ve built!
AppFog, our language agnostic PaaS, is still in private beta. You can sign up for an invite at http://appfog.com.
Full disclosure: Our Community Manager, Leslie Hawthorn, who authored this post is on the Board of Directors for CASH Music and has enjoyed a burrito with Jane Wells. Inclusion of information about both parties on the AppFog blog does not constitute an endorsement. Just some spreading of the open source love.