The GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit is taking place this Wednesday, June 7th, and we’ve got an amazing lineup of speakers and activities in store for our first-ever technical conference.
We’ll be diving deep into everything from DevOps to Docker, and we’re thrilled that so many will be joining us.
More than 600 people have registered for the Cloud Tech Summit, double our initial projections. A few tickets remain, so if you’ve not yet signed up, make sure to grab yours here today!
If you’re attending the Cloud Tech Summit, here’s everything you need to know about the event.
GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit Location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA). Map here.
Date and Time: June 7, 2017, from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Agenda: Registration, located in the main lobby of Meydenbauer Center, opens at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, followed by a welcome and introduction at 8:50 a.m., leading directly into our first session, a fireside chat with Microsoft Azure chief Scott Guthrie.
In the afternoon, attendees will have the option to choose among three separate technical tracks: DevOps, Microservices/Serverless and Artificial Intelligence. Note: These technical sessions are first come, first-served in terms of securing a seat. We also will host a business track on the main stage in the afternoon, featuring a venture capital panel, a media panel and a startup showcase. The event will conclude with a Cloud Summit Party at Salesforce’s stunning new Bellevue offices.
Full agenda is available here.
Cloud Party at Salesforce: Join us at the Seattle region’s “Geekiest Office Space” for a fun closing party. Appetizers, beverages and amazing views to be provided. Immerse yourself in a rollercoaster or Mt. Everest VR experience, and enter a drawing to win an Oculus headset. The Salesforce office — located at 929 108th Ave NE, Bellevue — is just two blocks from Meydenbauer Center, a short 9-minute walk.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Cloud Tech Summit thanks to Wi-Fi sponsor Acumatica. Network: Acumatica Sponsored. Password: clouderp. Power also will be available at select tables during the event.
Lunch: Boxed lunches will be provided to registered attendees, and tables will be set in the main exhibitor area. We also encourage attendees to check out the sponsored lunch talk by Marcus Womack of Axon, whose talk will cover how the cloud is being used to build trust between law enforcement and the public.
Prizes and giveaways: Our sponsors and exhibitors are hosting tons of cool prize drawings and giveaways, so make sure to check out their booths with a chance to win some amazing stuff. Here are just some of the prizes up for grabs: Capital One will be holding a drawing for an Amazon Alexa Home; Expedia will be giving away two round trip tickets on Delta to any location in the continental U.S.; Acumatica will be hosting a drawing for a Paperwhite eReader and Nintex will be giving away two autographed jerseys from Seahawks legends Steve Largent and Jim Zorn, who also plan to sign autographs during the lunch hour. Go Hawks!
Twitter: We’ll be using the hashtag #gwcloudtech for the event.
Tickets: If you’ve purchased tickets, just pick up your Cloud Tech Summit pass at the registration area. (Note: Printed tickets are not needed). A limited number of tickets are available, so make sure to invite a friend, colleague or co-worker to join the fun. Tickets available here.
Parking: Paid parking is available at Meydenbauer. (Parking for 8-10 hours costs $16). We encourage you to bus, bike, carpool or use other alternative transportation.
We’re looking forward to hosting you at Wednesday’s big event!
If you have any questions about the event, please email us at [email protected]. Thanks to all of you for attending, and a huge thanks to all of our GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit sponsors for helping to make this event happen.