While Portland is no stranger to clouds or high tech, the cloud computing field is vast and decentralized; the best way to learn about what’s going on in a rapidly evolving field is to ask the experts. Right now, technical knowledge is spread across more than 90 user groups in the greater Portland area. To build community and connect key learnings, next week we kick off PDXCloud, a monthly meet-up of programmers interested in all aspects of working with cloud-based services. The group helps networking and knowledge transfer in the growing tech community, welcomes developers at all skill levels, and reflects the growing presence of companies in the region that are developing software services for the cloud. Join us at Elemental on November 14 for two great talks:
- Jesse Rosenzweig, CTO and Co-founder of Elemental, will talk about leveraging graphics processing units (GPUs) in Amazon Web Services
- Jeremy Wagner-Kaiser, Engineering Lead at Cloudability, will give an overview of different cloud service offerings
Future PDXCloud meeting topics include working with vendors such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace, etc., working with open-source implementations such as OpenStack, and developing cloud-based services, sites, and tools in both vendor-specific and vendor-agnostic ways. Come help shape the conversation; we look forward to seeing you.
PDXCloud Group Meeting
Wednesday, November 14
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Presentations: 7:00 pm
225 SW Broadway, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97205
Each year, Streaming Media magazine identifies the one hundred companies that matter most in online video. Last week, Elemental was named to the 2012 Streaming Media 100 for the second consecutive year. Streaming Media’s panel of judges separated the stalwarts from the upstarts, identifying the companies "that continue to innovate and grow not just their customer base but the industry as a whole." To be certain, it’s an honor to be included, but what does that mean – to matter?
To the readers, it is a reminder: vote. The power to rank and recommend these companies lies in the Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Awards. Vote before October 15, and remember to confirm your vote when Streaming Media sends an email verification. Elemental is nominated for four awards including:
- Encoding Software (Enterprise Class)
- Hardware Encoder (On Demand)
- Hardware Encoder (Live)
- Multi-Screen/OTT Solution for Content Publishers
To the editors, it is a map. These broadcasters, content publishers, and related service providers build the world of sports, news and entertainment media. All roam the streaming video landscape.
To the nominee, it is a cheer. Elemental wins with each customer we connect to next. With that, we hope to see you next at Streaming Media West, October 30-31, in Los Angeles, where we will be speaking about Best Practices for Migrating to a Cloud-Based Encoding Platform (like Elemental Cloud). If you can’t make it to the show, perhaps we can meet at another industry event coming up soon.
Finally, to this blog, your attention makes it matter. Thank you.
Elemental is visiting four continents in the next thirty days, so the world has a great chance to see us this fall. Connect with Elemental at an upcoming industry event if you missed IBC last month or haven’t visited with us lately. In the next few months, the Elemental team brings hands-on demonstrations of its solutions to cities all over the world, including our newest products, Elemental Stream and Elemental Cloud. Elemental executives are also speaking on panels to the latest in multiscreen video streaming in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York and London. Have you made an appointment to see us?
Shows are worth the trip. Since most video workflows have at least one unique feature, attendees can save time by asking Elemental representatives questions about streaming media to smart phones, tablets and PCs and get fast answers. At a trade show, our team can talk through your specific challenges and demonstrate the advantages of video processing solutions from Elemental. We have deep experience helping companies like HBO, Comcast and the BBC deploy video infrastructure to deliver premium content and live events to new media platforms quickly and reliably. Visit us at one the shows listed below to see how we can support your application.
|Oct. 10-12||Akamai Edge||Las Vegas|
|Oct. 15-18||Sportel Monaco||Monaco|
|Oct. 17-19||SCTE Cable-Tec Expo||Orlando, FL|
|Oct. 25-26||TelcoTV||Las Vegas, NV|
|Oct. 29-Nov. 1||CASBAA||Hong Kong|
|Oct. 30-31||Streaming Media West||Los Angeles, CA|
|Nov. 5-8||OTTtv World Summit||London, UK|
|Nov. 14-15||CCW Expo||New York, NY|
|Nov 14-16||Inter BEE||Tokyo, Japan|
Check out our events page for booth numbers and more detailed information about our upcoming shows. If you don't have the opportunity to visit Elemental this fall, learn more online about our recent product rollouts, customer announcements and how we helped broadcasters stream the Olympics.
Thank you, gracias, merci, 谢谢 and ありがとう. We look forward to seeing you on the road!