A few months ago, I was asked by Bill, one of our Channel Partners to be a guest lecturer at DePaul University‚Äôs College of Computing and Digital Media.¬† Bill is a partner with Telecomedic.com, a technology and telecommunications consulting firm that specializes in helping business with IT and communications challenges.
Telecomedic recently become a Channel Partner with SingleHop, selling our complete product line of Cloud Computing, Security, Disaster Recover, and storage solutions.
He is also an Adjuct Professor at DePaul University.¬† As the world of telecommunications and computing have converged, he asked if I could come in an give a lecture on Cloud Computing.¬† While teaching is always something I have thought about doing, actually doing it was a different story!
Since the class was graduate level and Bill told me most of the students were IT professionals, I could get as technical as I wanted.¬† I decided to start the discussion around the most common definition of Cloud Computing and then open it up for discussions.
I took the opportunity to show of SingleHop‚Äôs LEAP3 Platform for managing infrastructure as a service, launching servers on demand, loading applications and spinning up VM on command!¬† The students were extremely impressed and the level of knowledgeable and thoughtful questions was impressive.¬† The students did their best to play ‚Äústump the guest lecturer with technical questions game.‚ÄĚ
Next time I am asked to lecture at DePaul, I am bringing an engineer along just in case!