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We’re excited to announce the first ever OpsCamp, sponsored by BitNami, Zenoss, Redmonk and ReductiveLabs. OpsCamp is an unconference for systems management professionals interested in cloud computing. It is being held on January 30th in Austin, Texas. Attendance is free, but space is limited, so if you are interested in attending, be sure to register soon.

If you’re not familiar with the unconference format, it is a participant-drive event that encourages everyone to get involved. The sessions are proposed and scheduled at the start of an event and anyone can propose and lead a session if there is enough interest. We think this is the ideal format for conferences that explore such a rapidly evolving topic.

We think Michael Coté, an Analyst at Redmonk and co-host of the IT Management Podcast, did a great job of explaining the goal of OpsCamp: “After many years of steady pace in the IT world, the tools and technologies used to do the daily work of operations are rapidly changing. Thanks to virtualization and cloud computing moving mainstream, new, hopefully better ways to deliver IT are emerging. These things aren’t always fully baked yet, but the thought-leaders and early adopters are quickly crystallizing. OpsCamp is an exciting chance to get involved in these conversations whether you want to start directing this shift in operations, figure out if it works for you, or just check it out.”

We hope to see you there!

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