Cloud Expo: So Much To Do, So Little Time

Cloud Expo 2013 kicks off today at New York City’s Javits Center and Rackspace has plenty of opportunities for you learn about the cloud, mingle with Rackers and discover new ways cloud computing can help your business.

We’ll be at our booth (No. 300) on the tradeshow floor today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, and each day this week (Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.), so stop by and check out one of our in-booth Tech Talks or grab a t–shirt. We love meeting our customers and fans!

Can’t make Cloud Expo this year? Follow along online and watch live on our Google+ page tomorrow, as our team of cloud experts and strategists take the stage. We’ll be livestreaming some in-booth sessions on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday June 12.

Be sure to bookmark our Google+ page and tune in during the following times:

Google+ Livestream Schedule

Tuesday, June 11
11:30 a.m. EST: Software Development Kits: What Developers Need to Code in the Cloud
Speaker: Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate

4:30 p.m. EST: A Primer to OpenStack and Hybrid Clouds
Speaker: Niki Acosta, Rackspace Cloud Evangelista

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 a.m. EST: Harnessing the Power of the Hybrid Cloud
Speaker: Brian Jawalka, Rackspace Enterprise Solutions Architect

3:30 p.m. EST: Changing the World with an Open Cloud
Speaker: Hart Hoover, Rackspace Cloud Strategist

We’re also hosting three different contests, so there’s no reason to go home empty-handed from Cloud Expo this year. Here are all the details you need to score some sweet Rackspace swag:

Stamp Your Way To A Prize

Attend at least five (5) Rackspace speaking sessions over the course of the conference and you’ll be registered for a chance to win an iPad mini. Grab a stamp card at booth No. 300 (or find one in your conference bag), and ask a Racker to stamp your pass for validation at any of our official Cloud Expo sessions or in-booth sessions. Once you have collected five (5) stamps, bring your pass back to the booth and you’ll be automatically entered. The winner will be announced Thursday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Who doesn’t love a chance to win a free iPad?!

Tweet To Win

During the Promotion Period (June 10 to June 13, 2013) visit Twitter® ( and “tweet” about your takeaway or experience with the Rackspace team at CloudExpo 2013. Be sure to include #cloudexpo and @Rackspace in the tweet. You must be a registered user of Twitter to enter and we ask that you limit one (1) entry per person, per Twitter account, per day throughout the conference. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 17, so tweet away and watch your email to see if you’ve won a pair of Bose Noise Canceling Headphones. No Purchase Necessary; click here for the Official Contest Rules.

Clustrix Scavenger Hunt

We’ve teamed up with Clustrix for a fun scavenger hunt throughout the Cloud Expo tradeshow floor. You may want to brush up on your Rackspace trivia (hint: Did you know we have a slide in our San Antonio headquarters? Or that we’re home to one of the world’s largest word search puzzles?) Stop by the Clustrix booth for details. You could win an Apple TV!

For a list of all that’s happening at Cloud Expo, check out the official website and schedule. There is plenty to see and do at the 12th International Cloud Expo in NYC!


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