Because I spent most of the weekend in motion, today was my day of rest. I caught up on email and blogging, did some laundry and dry cleaning, and prepared for my presentation to the North Dallas Cloud Group.
I have been evolving and modifying my presentation for each event. The basics have not changed, but I have made subtle changes to streamline the content and to add clarifications in places that seem to raise questions night after night. This speaking tour is a rare opportunity to continuously improve my presentation and my speaking skills and I am doing my best to take advantage of it.
The members of my “fan club” (ha) at Alert Logic are pursuing a bet (or prize, I can’t quite tell). If they manage to get a photo standing next to me, they earn $100. One such photo was taken in Philadelphia and another one in Dallas. I hope that these photos make their way back to me.
Here are a couple of pictures that I took before all of the seats filled up and people had to stand:
The audience peppered me with questions (I’m well-seasoned by now) about EC2, Glacier, S3, and RDS. They asked for IPv6 support, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and even OSX in the cloud. I asked each of them to send me additional information about their use cases, which I will pass along to the teams.
We wrapped up at around 9 PM. Casey and Jennifer told me that I should make a visit to the Czech Stop while en route to Austin, and I’m planning to do that today!
I have a short drive (200 miles or so to Austin). I’ll be speaking at the Austin Cloud User Group.