If you’re involved in any aspect of the web or technology, you’re probably aware of Web2Expo. Spun off the Web2Summit, it’s now become the go-to conference for people who have to deliver on the things that VCs and board members dream up in their reality distortion fields.
We’re involved in a couple of things with Web2Expo. First of all, Sean Power and I are teaching a three-hour course on web monitoring, which is a synopsis of our Complete Web Monitoring book (AKA the Raven Book) coming out from O’Reilly later this year. It’s called Watching Websites: A Report from the Frontlines of Web Monitoring. We’re hoping to provide a holistic view of all the tools and techniques companies need to use to understand their presence online (no small task for just three hours!)
Second, I’m moderating a panel on cloud computing with Benjamin Black of Opscode, Lew Moorman of Rackspace.com, Kevin Gibbs of Google, and possibly a fourth participant we’re still confirming. This will be a great discussion — everyone’s been so busy talking about how cloud computing is utopian idealism that we often forget about the job of managing all those virtual components.