Description:         Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

                             (C-SPIN) Meeting

AT&T Center Campus  

AT&T Institute 2501 W. Eagle Way

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


               Wednesday, November 28, 2012            


6:00 - 7:00 PM – Atrium: Registration & Networking (Bring your own refreshments)

6:20 - 6:40 PM – Birds-of-a-Feather: Discussion on a topic related to program.     

7:00 - 8:30 PM – Auditorium: Presentation

8:30 - 9:00 PM – Auditorium: additional Q&A and discussion



The Cloud’s Impact on Software Development

Presenter: Eric Boyd, Founder & CEO of responsiveX




The buzz and hype around the Cloud continues to grow, but as software development professionals, how can we leverage the Cloud to improve our practices and ultimately our professional lives?

Sometimes this Cloud buzz is real, and sometimes Cloud gets thrown around for the sake of marketing. In this presentation, Eric D. Boyd will cut through the hype and offer a Cloud Litmus Test to help us determine what is Cloud, and what is hype and marketing. Next, Eric will dive into two major areas of software development, Application Lifecycle Management and IT & Production Operations. He will present some opportunities to improve our lives in those areas by utilizing Cloud services; he will provide solutions to common challenges when using Cloud services; and he will provide us with onramps to get started using the Cloud. Lastly, Eric will discuss how to architect applications for the Cloud. He will identify four major things that often get glossed over that we must consider when architecting for the Cloud. 

What you will learn:

About the Presenter

Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX ( Eric began his technology career by starting a web development firm in the 90’s and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, business owner and technology executive. Today, he helps companies create great web, mobile and client experiences, and these apps are often powered by cloud services. You can find Eric blogging at and on Twitter at 


Driving and Parking Directions and Last Minute Instructions

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About C-SPIN

               C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations, and individuals are invited. For information about C-SPIN and its board, contact Tony Kvitek @

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