Tonight, I attended the Cloud Camp Detroit, which was built primarily around Open Spaces discussion and a panel discussion in front of an audience. The basics of cloud computing, specific cloud implementations and issues such as security were discussed. The "eyes-front" presentations were limited to half a dozen lightning talks.
I had a chance to interact with a lot of people far more experienced than me in this area. Many of them work outside the .Net world, so talking with them helps me see the software industry in a different perspective.
I filled in for a sick friend to deliver a presentation on Windows Azure. Below are the slides from my presentation. Thanks to Abe Pachikara of Microsoft for supplying the slides.