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

Come join the chat at Noon EST/11:00 am CST every Thursday on Twitter with the hashtag #cloudchat!  

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 here and 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 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!

12/21/17 #cloudchat 21: Future driven by Artificial Intelligence
12/14/17 #cloudchat 20: Internet of Things benefits and challenges
12/7/17 #cloudchat 19: Blockain – looking beyond Bitcoin
11/30/17 #cloudchat 18: AWS implementation stories
11/16/17 #cloudchat 17: AWS features, expertise and managed services
11/9/17 #cloudchat 16: AWS implementation risks and benefits
11/2/17 #cloudchat 15: AWS trends and strategies
10/26/17 #cloudchat 14: Cybersecurity community and relationships
10/19/17 #cloudchat 13: Improving cybersecurity resilience
10/5/17 #cloudchat 12: Cybersecurity in the multi-cloud world
9/28/17 #cloudchat 11: Exploring private cloud
9/21/17 #cloudchat 10: Talent, gaining experience and the cost of expertise
9/14/17 #cloudchat 9: All About 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


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