[BALUG-Talk] Linux Users' Group of Davis, February 15: "Amazon Web Services" - Update: Also, "Nokia N900" mini-presentation

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Thu Feb 11 12:50:07 PST 2010


A reminder about next week's meeting, plus an update:
There will now also be a mini-presentation demonstrating Nokia's "N900"
Linux-based smartphone & mobile Internet device. (See below)


The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding its next meeting on:

  Monday
  February 15, 2010
  7:00pm - 9:00pm


The meeting will be held at:

  Explorit Science Center  (Mace Ranch Facility)
  3141 5th Street
  Davis, California 95616


Presentation:

  Amazon Web Services

  Presented by:
    Jinesh Varia, Amazon.com

  Amazon Web Services are a collection of remote computing services
  offered over the Internet by Amazon.com.  They provide online services
  for other web sites or client-side applications.  Most of these services
  are not exposed directly to end users, but instead offer functionality
  that other developers can use.  Amazon Web Services' offerings are
  accessed over HTTP, using REST and SOAP protocols, and are billed on
  usage.  The services include:

  * Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2): scalable virtual private servers 
  * Simple Storage Service (S3): Web Service-based storage for applications 
  * Simple Queue Service (SQS): a message queue for web applications 
  * Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk): for managing small units of work
    distributed amongst many people
  * Amazon SimpleDB: for running queries on structured data 
  * Amazon CloudFront: a content delivery network (CDN) for distributing
    S3 objects to 'edge locations' near the requester
  * and a number of others


Mini-Presentation:

  Nokia N900 Linux-based smartphone & mobile Internet device

  Presented by:
    Wes Hardaker

  The Nokia N900 is a mobile Internet device and smartphone from Nokia, based
  on their Linux-based Maemo platform.  It is the first Maemo device to include
  phone functionality.


For more details on this meeting, visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/explorit/


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/


-- 
Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
http://www.lugod.org/

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