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Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of AI for Amazon Web Services, speaks at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit.
Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of AI for Amazon Web Services, speaks at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit.

Planning to attend the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit this Wednesday? Here’s everything you need to know. If you still have questions about our biggest technical conference of the year — drawing more than 600 attendees to Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center —  please email us at

GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit Location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA). Map here.

Date and Time: June 27, 2018, from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking: Paid parking is available at Meydenbauer Center (Parking for 8-10 hours costs $16).We encourage you to bus, bike, carpool or use other alternative transportation

Can I still buy tickets? Yes, if you’ve not yet purchased your tickets or have colleagues that would like to attend the Cloud Tech Summit — featuring fireside chats with Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich; Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince; AWS executive Peter DeSantis and others— go here to reserve your spot.

Do I need to bring my printed tickets? No. If you’ve purchased tickets, just pick up your pass at registration, located in the main lobby of Meydenbauer Center. Registration will open at 7:45 a.m.

Agenda: Full agenda is available on the event site in the agenda tab and in the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit app. Attendees will have the option to attend sessions among five technical tracks and one business tracks:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Serverless, presented by Expedia
  • DevOps and Containers, presented by F5
  • Software as a Service, presented by Salesforce
  • Hybrid Cloud, presented by Joyent
  • The Business of the Cloud, presented by Skytap

Note: These technical sessions are first come, first-served in terms of securing a seat.

Cloud Party at Salesforce: Join us at the Salesforce office — located at 929 108th Ave NE, Bellevue — for a fun closing party. Appetizers, beverages and amazing views to be provided. Just two blocks from Meydenbauer Center, it’s a short 9-minute walk. Capacity is limited so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Cloud Tech Summit thanks to Wi-Fi sponsor Acumatica. Password is CloudERP. Power also will be available at select tables during the event.

Food & Drink: No need to search for your own meal — we’ve got you covered. Light breakfast will be served in the morning, and boxed lunches will be available to all attendees. We also encourage attendees to check out the sponsored lunch talk with Bill Shelton, VP of Product Management for VMware’s Cloud Native efforts. We’ve also sprinkled coffee and beverage breaks throughout the day to keep the energy flowing.

App: To keep on top of all of the action across six technical and business tracks, we’re excited to release the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit mobile app, featuring full agenda, speakers, FAQ, live polling, alerts and more. Go here to download the app, presented by the City of Bellevue.

Social Media: We’ll be using the hashtag #gwcloudtech for the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Murals: Guillaume Wiatr of MetaHelm will take on the challenge of visualizing one of the most dynamic, rapidly growing and important areas of the tech industry. See the inspiring visual maps Wiatr has created in the past for the annual GeekWire Summit. Thanks to mural sponsor Colocation Northwest for making this exciting addition possible at this year’s Cloud Tech Summit.

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

Also, thanks to gold sponsors: OfferUpStripeExpediaF5JoyentUniversity of Washington Professional & Continuing Education and Skytap.

And to our silver, supporting and exhibitor sponsors: City of BellevueMozAcumaticaColocation NorthwestAvalaraFirst Tech Federal Credit UnionBellevue CollegeImpervaFoster School of BusinessPluralsightProcogiaAcute AngleAWS and Qumulo.

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