Networking

Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11

Hackathon

Saturday: 2 pm
Sunday: 10 am

Each year, the most successful companies within the cloud and hosting infrastructure space come together and present real-world challenges during our CloudFest Hackathon. Dozens of developers and coders arrive early to work side-by-side – creating solutions in a fast-paced, competitive yet friendly environment. Following their two days of intensive problem-solving, teams present their creative solutions live in the main.FORUM. It’s a great atmosphere in which to have fun while building business contacts that could change your life.


Monday, March 12

Come2Gather Party

6 pm
The festivities get started early on the evening of Day 1 at the Come2Gather reception. Everyone is welcome to eat, drink and be merry while networking with CloudFest partners, meeting-up with old friends, making new contacts, and setting the mood for yet another successful CloudFest – even before the first keynote address takes place the following morning.

night.TALK

10 pm
At CloudFest, the days are just not long enough! After the keynotes, dinners, and parties are done for the day, CloudFest presents engaging panel discussions by noted experts and celebrity guests covering some of the hottest topics in technology, security, and policy. The content and conversations can stretch well into the night … and yes drinks will be served.


Tuesday, March 13

VIP Event - Kitchen Party

7 pm
The CloudFest VIP Event is always something special and reserved exclusively for our VIP guests. This year, the Bell Rock Hotel will host a culinary experience unlike anything we’ve done before. VIP guests will have an intimate, behind-the-scenes access pass to the hotel’s culinary paradise – the kitchen. Here, one can lean over the shoulders of the world-class chefs who will be preparing the delectable treats guests will have the pleasure to sample throughout the evening. From there, one can wander into the patisserie to take in the sights and smells of the abundance of desserts on display with, of course, a glass of the finest of wine in hand. Captain’s Finest and Harborside restaurants will also be open to further mingle with your fellow guests, creating the ultimate in VIP networking experiences. Space is limited for this exclusive event… so reservations are a must!

Uptime Concert

9:45 pm
Back by popular demand, the rock and roll trailblazers known as the Lords of Uptime will once again return to the CloudFest stage to bring the house down with their exhilarating musical set. Gearing up to mesmerize the crowd with favorites from the 80s, 90s and 00’s, the Bad Boys of the Internet will surely not disappoint with what they have in store. You will be singing, dancing and surely getting into the spirit of this rock and roll extravaganza. Forget about what you thought you knew about rock and roll, these guys will turn it on its head!

night.TALK

10 pm
At CloudFest, the days are just not long enough! After the keynotes, dinners, and parties are done for the day, CloudFest presents engaging panel discussions by noted experts and celebrity guests covering some of the hottest topics in technology, security, and policy. The content and conversations can stretch well into the night … and yes drinks will be served.


Wednesday, March 14

ConneXion Party

7 pm
The famous CloudFest ConneXion Party in the one party no one wants to out miss on! Be prepared for electrifying entertainment, fabulous food, and the coolest drinks lasting long into the night. Everyone is welcome to attend and witness first-hand the superior hospitality that CloudFest is known for. It’s an event unto itself – always full of surprises and certain to will be an evening you’ll never forget.


Thursday, March 15

BierFest

6 pm
With the close of Day 4, we look forward to welcoming everyone to our legendary BierFest — where we bring the fun of Oktoberfest straight to you. Enjoy delicious regional food, lively German music, festival games and contests, lots of great beer, and an evening of relaxation and fun – Bavarian style!


Friday, March 16

BizBrunch

10 am
Each year, the BizBrunch is the final networking opportunity of CloudFest. Everyone is welcome to join us on Friday morning for a tasty brunch buffet where you can wrap up the conference and relax with colleagues and new friends before returning home after another successful CloudFest.