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Meeting Description

Date: November, 2010:
Google in the Cloud

This is the second in a two part series on cloud computing.

In October we had Chris Avis, an IT Evangelist from Microsoft as a guest, and in November we are having Dave Karlson, the Operations Manager of Hardware Operations at the Google data center in the Dalles. Dave will provide a general overview, demonstrations and answer questions. Dave will also talk about Apps for Domains and how people can have hosted by Google to leverage the Gmail interface.

What are the options out there, and what are your concerns?

The security issues alone are enough to raise questions, and you'll have a chance to hear the answers "straight from the horses mouth".

Dave Karlson has lived in the Columbia River Gorge since 1993. Prior to joining Google in 2006, Dave served the school districts of Wasco and Hood River counties as the Information Technology Director for what is now known as Columbia Gorge ESD for over 8 years.

Dave has been an advocate for local community projects throughout the 17 years he has lived in the area. Examples of this include his involvement in making the local Q-Life and HREC fiber networks a reality, as well as his continued support of the Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) program.

Dave is an avid skier, an occasional windsurfer, and an amateur woodworker. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Science & Mathematics from St. Lawrence University and a Master's in Information Management from the University of Oregon. Dave lives in White Salmon, Washington with his wife and their two sons in a house they have been self-remodeling since 1999. November Meeting:


Google Docs and Google Apps - Practical Application


Dave Karlson - Operations Manager at Google's Dalles Oregon datacenter


Red Lion Hotel - Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

How Much?

Free for all to attend with RSVP...

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