CloudFest Advisory Board 2022

Expertise in the Cloud from every angle to deliver the best CloudFest possible. As a vendor-independent event, CloudFest is committed to creating a space for the best ideas to rise to the surface, and for industry-changing partnerships to form. The passion, imagination, and energy of each and every member of the CloudFest community is the […]

Should Cloud Companies Become Internet Cops?

Biggie once said “Mo’ money, mo’ problems”, but in this case that can apply to hyperscale platforms whose clients push out billions of content nodes. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) described the passage of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive as “abandon[ing] common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights […]

Believe the Hype – Hank Shocklee of Public Enemy

While the world is torn apart, creators build it back up with hard work and ideas, beauty and art, invention, reinvention and challenge. We don’t care about your rules or your trends, your ratings or your gossip, your disinformation or your hype. While history gets rewritten, we’re creating a new one. So says Hank Shocklee, […]

Brian Behlendorf Helped Code the Modern Internet… and He’s Not Done Yet

We’re happy to announce coder Brian Behlendorf as a keynote speaker for CloudFest 2019. Brian is probably most famous for developing the Apache HTTP server, but that only scratches the surface. Brian has served as CTO of the World Economic Forum, but did you know he was also one of the original technologists for the […]

Tatiana Tropina: Our Latest Keynote Speaker is a Cybersecurity Expert

Cybercriminals probably hate her, but those of us who want a safe and fair internet love her. Tatiana Tropina, a government-level cybersecurity researcher and consultant, is joining us as a keynote speaker. Governments and NGOs around the world seek out Tatiana’s expertise, and we’re excited to learn from her. Tatiana was the first Russian researcher […]

A Vision for a Brighter Future

Watch this video on YouTube We consume and share information online at a dizzying pace. Technology companies are engaged in an on-going race to innovate, and governments are struggling to pass legislation to ensure our online lives stay safe. Significant conflicts around privacy, access to untainted information (fake news), freedom of expression, and the right […]

A Message from Ultimate Guitar Founder Eugeny Naidenov

WHD.global is the week-long festival that celebrates internet technology and culture. On stage is the man who started the largest online community of musicians and he explains the IT-infrastructure that powers it in his presentation “Rocking the Cloud and Keeping Your Cool”. If you’ve ever aspired to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix or Eddie Van […]