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I work in Dell Services and lead our developer programs. I am also the lead for Project Sputnik, a client to cloud platform for developers. Prior to Dell I spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems, one year at Johnson & Johnson marketing dental floss (remember, you don’t have to floss them all, just the ones you want to keep) and began my professional career with a four year stint in Tokyo where I worked for Sony in their UNIX workstation group. Fun Facts to Know and tell about me: Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, I headed east for higher education and attended Williams College and Harvard Business School. Six years ago, after living in the San Francisco bay area for over a decade http://bartongeorge.net/ bartonhgeorge@gmail.com Barton is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 22 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

My O’Reilly Interview: Telling the Project Sputnik Story

09.10.2013
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While I interviewed a bunch of folks at OSCON, I also got the chance to be on the other end of the camera.  On the Thursday of the event I sat down with Meghan Blanchette, editor at O’Reilly, media and we talked about Project Sputnik, where it’s been and where it’s going.  Check it out:

Some of the ground I cover:

  • How Sputnik came to be and our biggest challenge
  • The three main components: XPS 13 developer edition, the Profile Tool and the cloud launcher
  • Our recently announced three free months on the Joyent Cloud
  • Getting some help from an internal development team

Update Regarding Profile Tool Help

The internal team that I mentioned in the video is gearing up to get cracking on the profile tool.  The idea is first to gather requirements and user stories and then get jammin’ with design and development sprints.  It looks like after a bunch of false starts we are ready to push this in to high gear.  Look for an update next week.

Extra Credit Reading

  • Will developers move to Sputnik?  The past, present, and future of Dell’s project – O’Reilly programming
  • Connecting the client to the cloud, The Sputnik Story – Slideshare

Pau for now ...




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