Wikipedia states: Cloud computing refers to the on-demand provision of computational resources (data, software) via a computer network, rather than from a local computer. Users or clients can submit a task, such as word processing, to the service provider, without actually possessing the software or hardware.
Anthony F. Voellm, a.k.a. Tony, a member of the Cloud Security, Performance and Test Team, defines Cloud Computing as An elastic set of programmable computing resources that can be used on a pay-per-use basis over a network that allows the user to control the computation and focus on the problem being solved and worry less about the physical hardware, software systems, and location.
The world of building software is undergoing rapid changes with the shift from desktop applications to highly connected and ubiquitous applications served from the Cloud. The shift to the Cloud poses new challenges (eq: how do you run xUnit frameworks on PAAS?) and opportunities on how to test while also creating whole new ways of testing in general (eg: fuzz testing on hundreds of machines for little cost).
The Google Cloud Platform allows you to build applications and websites, store and analyze data on Googles infrastructure. In this talk, Tony will provide an overview of the Google Cloud Platform, give a demo of the Google Cloud, and also discuss unique strategies for ensuring that is fully tested and functional.
Tony currently leads the Google Cloud Test team and has a wide range of experience from kernel and database engines to graphics and automated image and map extraction from satellite images. Anthony is an avid inventor with 7 technology patents issued. He is focused on delivering Performance, Reliability, and Security to existing products like Google Cloud Storage and Dremel while also innovating new offerings.
The agenda for this event is:
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking
6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro
6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation
7:35 - 8:00 pm: Q/A
Please note the venue entrance is on the 8th Avenue side of the building. If you mistakenly go to the 9th avenue entrance, building security will ask you to walk around the building (on the outside!) to the 8th Avenue side. The A,C,E trains stop on the 8th Avenue side of the building.
The RSVP name will be provided to the building security in advance - so please do register with your real name as this will significantly speed up registration. To allow all participants in the community to get clear visibility into their schedules, for all upcoming talks, we will make seating reservable a week prior to the event.
Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have, look for people who are wearing "Google Wear".
This talk will be recorded, and made available publicly a few weeks after the event.
See you there!