Getting Ready for #cloudchat — The Upcoming Rackspace Twitter Chat Series

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#cloudchat number 10 is on 9/21/17 and we’ll be discussing the topic: Talent, Gaining Experience and the Cost of Expertise. Come join the chat at Noon EST/11:00 am CST! 

As one of the first big brands to deliver customer support on Twitter, we at Rackspace are particularly fond of the social media platform. After all, where else can you have one-on-one conversations with your peers, industry experts and the occasional celebrity?

But outside of the one-off conversations and random interactions Twitter can provide, we wanted to set a consistent cadence for people to come together and talk about all things cloud. That’s why we started #cloudchat — a series of Twitter chats covering things like security in the cloud, single tenant hosting and best practices for some of the world’s leading cloud platforms.

Get links to all the recaps of previous #cloudchat sessions at the bottom of this post!

Twitter chats are a pre-planned time, set up by a moderator, for folks to hop on Twitter and discuss a topic they care about. It’s a great way to get your questions answered, interact with peers who may be going through the same experiences and even explore new and upcoming trends and issues.

For the Rackspace Twitter chats, you’ll need to follow the #cloudchat hashtag to see all the questions and answers. The best option for doing this is to use TweetDeck, which allows you to create a dedicated column that shows all tweets using the hashtag #cloudchat. Or, you can simply search for the hashtag at http://search.twitter.com by typing in #cloudchat — be sure to select the “Latest” tab.

Once the chat begins, we’ll ask four to six questions about the week’s theme, and the syntax will look something like this:

Q1. Why is proper management of multi-cloud environments so important? #cloudchat

When you answer, be sure to use “A” with the number that matches up to the question and always include #cloudchat so people can find your responses. Your answer should look something like this:

A1: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it —> even more true in multi-cloud. #cloudchat

After the chat is over, we’ll pull together some of our favorite responses and post them to the blog, so be sure to follow @Rackspace on Twitter!

Finally, we like to ask all participants to be respectful and kind to their fellow cloud enthusiasts. This is supposed to fun and to be helpful, so if someone does something inappropriate, don’t engage them, simply block them and move on! Hope to see everyone at a #cloudchat soon!

9/21/17 #cloudchat 10: Talent, gaining experience and the cost of expertise
9/14/17 #cloudchat 9: Containers
9/7/17 #clouddchat 8: IT transformation war stories
8/31/17 #cloudchat 7: Common pitfalls in IT transformation
8/24/17 #cloudchat 6: How do you plan for a successful IT transformation project?
8/10/17 #cloudchat 5: What does IT transformation mean to you?
8/3/17 #cloudchat 4: Keeping IT in-house? What makes sense in a cloud-based world
7/27/17 #cloudchat 3: The cloud skills gap
7/20/17 #cloudchat 2: IT sprawl vs cloud sprawl
7/13/17 #cloudchat 1: The future of cybersecurity

Garrett Heath develops content and supports customers on the Rackspace Social Media team. His previous experience includes technical project management in the cloud, content marketing and social media marketing. He enjoys writing about how the cloud is spurring innovation and telling stories about the people behind the tech. You can also read his work at MarketingBytes.io. In his free time, Garrett writes about food and local San Antonio culture at SA Flavor.

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