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Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, at the inaugural GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

There’s just one more day left to take advantage of the early-bird pricing for the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit, which will showcase some of the top leaders in cloud computing as well as top-tier tech talks June 27 in Bellevue, Wash.

Our second annual Cloud Tech Summit looks to build on the success of last year’s event, when more than 600 cloud professionals, developers and enthusiasts gathered at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue for a day full of discussion about one of the most important shifts in the history of computing. We’re back at the Meydenbauer Center again this year, and we’ve lined up some amazing people to help you understand where this vital industry is heading.

You’ll hear from Peter DeSantis, the man in charge of keeping Amazon Web Services’ infrastructure ahead of its hard-charging competitors. Emily Fox, professor at the University of Washington, will explain how to work time-series data into deep learning models. And Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, will discuss how Microsoft is positioning itself to serve the cloud workloads of the future.

More details about our great lineup of speakers can be found here. If you’re a developer looking to hone your skills, a technical founder looking for business opportunities, or an engineering leader trying to find the best path forward for your organization, you’ll find something worth your time at the 2018 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit.

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 independent cloud computing conference in the industry.

Emily Fox, University of Washington (UW Photo)

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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