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Docker CEO Steve Singh at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. (GeekWire photo)

Our biggest technical conference of the year — the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit — is coming up on June 26-27 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash.

Today, we’re excited to announce early-bird ticket sales, as well as some of the amazing speakers who’ll be joining us on stage for in-depth conversations and technical talks about everything from artificial intelligence to serverless to hybrid cloud.

If you’re a developer looking to hone your skills, a founder looking for funding, or someone who just wants to learn more about an industry that’s re-shaping the tech world, the Cloud Tech Summit is for you.

Early-bird tickets, as well as group rates, are available here.

We’re also thrilled to provide an early look at some of our awesome speakers, including leaders from the most powerful cloud companies and up-and-coming startups.

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich. (LinkedIn Photo)

Peter DeSantis, vice president of Amazon Web Services Global Infrastructure, will be on hand to explain how the cloud leader plans to stay on top as rival cloud powerhouses race to catch up. Also joining us will be Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich who will outline how Microsoft is thinking about the next generation of cloud computing.

You’ll also hear from Emily Fox, the machine learning expert and associate professor at the University of Washington; Sri Viswanath, chief technology officer for Atlassian; and Amber Feng, head of financial infrastructure for Stripe. More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Our goal with the Cloud Tech Summit is to host a platform-agnostic conference, where top technology minds can exchange information, lessons and insights about the future of computing. We think the Seattle area is the best place in the world for this type of conference given the heavy concentration of developers, engineers and technical leaders who are pushing the envelope in these fields. And with this year’s lineup, we think we’ve assembled the very best non-vendor aligned cloud computing conference in the industry.

Emily Fox, University of Washington (UW Photo)

More than 600 people attended the inaugural Cloud Tech Summit last year, which you can read about here. A third of attendees are engineers, developers, designers or technical leaders. This year, we’re expecting a bigger turnout.

In addition to in-depth fireside chats, the Cloud Tech Summit will be divided into five technical tracks that we believe are most important to the current and future state of cloud computing:

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • DevOps/Containers
  • Serverless
  • SaaS (software-as-a-service)
  • Hybrid Cloud

We’ve expanded this section in 2018, rolling out two additional technical track sessions on June 27. We are also excited to showcase a business track that will dive into the economics, sales and marketing of cloud computing services, featuring leading venture capitalists, CIOs and analysts.

Make sure to grab your tickets today at the early-bird rates before prices go up. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Cloud Tech Summit, please contact us at

A big thanks to the presenting sponsor of the 2018 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit: Salesforce.

Also, thanks to platinum and gold sponsors: OfferUp, Stripe, Expedia, F5, and Skytap.

And to our silver, supporting and exhibitor sponsors: City of Bellevue, Moz, Acumatica, Colocation Northwest, Avalara, First Tech Federal Credit Union and Bellevue College.

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