Weekly tech agenda: Cloud Computing, Imagine Cup, Geocaching

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During the week of June 28 students from across the globe will be competing in Microsoft's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in Poland. The Cloud Computing World Forum will take place in London, UK and Geocachers will be searching for "treasure" at Groundspeak's Lost & Found event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Geocaching.

Cloud Computing World Forum
June 29-July 1
Olympia Conference Centre
London, UK

The second annual Cloud Computing World Forum is a three-day conference and event focused on the future of cloud computing. Over 100 senior representatives from global corporations such as HP, British Airways, Lloyds TSB, BBS, Microsoft, Virgin, Google, Amazon and Orange will speak at the event on subjects such as cloud computing deployment strategies, integration techniques, and cloud computing security and privacy issues. The Cloud Computing World Forum is co-located with CloudCamp London and the Green Enterprise World Forum.
http://www.cloudwf.com/

Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals
July 3-8
Warsaw, Poland

The Imagine Cup is the world's number-one student technology competition. The event attracts around 300,000 students each year from around the world in the pursuit of innovative technology and fresh new ideas. The theme of this year's event is "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems" and students have been busy working on imaginative inventions that might one day change the world we live in. The Imagine Cup challenge spans a one year period and consists of local, regional and online contests. Students that excel in these competitions are invited to attend the Worldwide Finals, which will be held in Warsaw Poland July 3-8.
http://imaginecup.com/

Groundspeak's Lost & Found
July 4
Fremont
Seattle, Washington, USA

Groundspeak's Lost & Found event celebrates the tenth anniversary of Geocaching - "a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices." The free event invites novice and experienced Geocachers to celebrate this increasingly popular worldwide trend with hands-on courses for the uninitiated and location-aware adventures for Geocaching faithful.
http://www.geocaching.com/lostandfound/default.aspx

China International Consumer Electronics Show
July 8-11
Qingdao, China

The China International Consumer Electronics Show (SINOCES) is the Asian leg of CES. Like the CES, SINOCES welcomes international exhibitors to showcase and unveil their newest consumer electronics product releases. "Convergence & Innovation" is the theme for this year's show. The event will be divided into ten different "TechZones": Integration of Three Networks Zone, Green Zone, Panel Display Zone, eReader Zone, 3D TV Zone, 3G Telecommunication Zone, Home Appliances to the Countryside Zone, E-commerce Zone, Industrial Design Zone, and Government Procurement Zone.
http://www.sinoces.com/en/index.aspx

MobileBeat 2010
July 12-13
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

The third annual MobileBeat conference is a two-day event focused around the future of the "superphone". The event covers new device form factors such as tablets, 4G phones, HD TV's, and connected devices, plus the operating systems that power them. An influential list of speakers from companies such as HP, Samsung, RIM, Yahoo, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Google, Twitter, Nokia and Facebook will discuss the mobile ecosystem. The Gettie Awards and MobileBeat's startup competition will be held alongside the event.
http://events.venturebeat.com/mobilebeat2010/
http://www.gettieawards.com/

TED Global 2010: And Now the Good News
July 12-16
Oxford, UK

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. The annual TED Global conference is an event that showcases ideas and projects from the most creative minds in the world. Speakers at TED Global will explore the theme of "And Now the Good News", uncovering the vivid stream of good news, ideas, science, technology, art, and ways of thinking that is often obscured by today's sensationalist headlines. The short, inspirational talks will be broadcast on the internet for free over the coming months and years.
http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2010/

OSCON
July 19-23
Portland, Oregon, USA

OSCON (short for Open Source Convention) is an event that covers the entire spectrum of open source - including software, applications, cloud computing, products, and services. There will be hundreds of sessions, hands on demos, practical tutorials, keynote presentations, an expo hall showcasing the latest open source tools, services, projects and products, plus one on one time with open source developers, hackers, and experts.
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2010/public/content/about

 

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