Photo by Gui Trento "Blue sky over the monday morning"
Above was the opening slide for the event. I love the picture of the beautiful blue sky with clouds. Thanks, Gui.
KeynoteJeff Barr (Amazon) http://www.jeff-barr.com/
He gave us a talk in English without interpretation.
I guess most of Japanese attendees could understand most of what he said with help of his slides and demos.
He talked a bit faster in last half though. :-)
The busy evangelist had other conferences in Japan, the QCon Tokyo 2009 and an ITpro Technology Conference for Amazon Cloud Services. They cost JPY 30,000 for each, approximately $300. The guys who attended the more techy meetup were lucky because it's free of charge.
After his talk, Japanese developers gave lightening talks.
Tightening Talks1. Yamazaki Yasuhiro - slideshare
2. Yuki Namikawa
3. Takao Funami - slideshare
4. Manabu Igarashi
5. Yukio Ando - slideshare
These were more techy and interesting.
This was my first time to come into Amazon's place in Japan. Nonetheless they provide the most popular cloud services in the world, they don't provide a connection to the cloud from the conference room in due to their security policy though. :-)
Anyway, most attendees surprised and regarded Amazon's nice office.
At last, I must say again thank you to Jeff Barr.
We're longingly awaiting the news from Amazon that provides the EC2 Asia region service with Japan zone servers.
Original post of this was written in Japanese.