fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured topic & guest will be:
Topic Desciption: Raising Series A
Name: Solomon Hykes
Bio: Solomon Hykes is the founder of dotCloud, the first polyglot Platform-as-a-Service. A Forbes 30 under 30, he is a recognized thought leader in the fields of infrastructure automation, software architecture and application development practices, and a champion of service-driven development, a game-changing trend that is transforming the way software is created and consumed. Solomon has presented to both technical and non-technical audiences at conference including GigaOM Structure (Judge’s choice & People’s choice), Cloudbeat, Cloud Expo, JSConf, Realtimeconf, cloudcamp, Archcamp, Up Conference 2012, Cloud Mafia and DeveloperWeek. Solomon has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the European Institute of Technology in Paris.
Company: DotCloud, founded in 2008, is a San Francisco based company that is a 2nd-generation platform-as-a-service.
DotCloud is the first application platform designed from the ground up for modern service-oriented development. It enables developers and IT organizations to deploy, manage and scale their applications with unprecedented ease and flexibility by assembling and customizing powerful pre-configured stacks and services.
DotCloud makes it incredibly simple for developers to deploy and scale their applications, while at the same time delivering the flexibility and robustness required by critical business software. Developers can mix and match from a large choice of languages, databases, caching and messaging components, leaving them in full control of their technology stack.
fnMentoring is on Wednesday, February 20th 2013, beginning at 10:30 am. RSVP to participate in this event.
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