Is Your Head in the Clouds?

Beer for Brains

Our beer, your brain. A match made in heaven, which is usually portrayed as a big fluffy cloud. Coincidence? I don't think so!

Don’t get too excited, the date for this invite (beside) has come and gone.  But that doesn’t mean there won’t be another opportunity to drink a little beer in exchange for a little of your brain power.

The Beer for Brains event, held at the popular Great Dane Pub in Madison, Wisconsin was a collaborative effort between Liz Eversoll and 5Nines, with creative work done by myself (design and direction) and Forrest Pando. (videography and editing).Our goal was simple: get a smart and talented group of professionals together to find out what they know about the cloud. For lack of a better term, let’s call it a focus group. Only FUNNER!

Sure, there’s lots of talk about cloud technology and there are even some pretty snappy “get to the cloud!” commercials running during your favorite news show. But how many of you, and people in general….know what it’s all about?

The answer is, as with all things, a mix. Some of the Beer for Brains guests were incredibly knowledgeable about the cloud from a technological perspective, and others weren’t quite sure how to define it. A few even claimed that they’ve never used the cloud, only to realize that their use of Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Docs puts them right in the middle of the global shift to cloud technology.

I equate this to one of those moments when you find out that you’re doing something a bit hip without even knowing it. One time, I opened Us Magazine to find that I had bought a designer dress months before Kendra Wilkinson donned it on a red carpet. And before you jump to conclusions, let’s just say it was a pretty conservative dress for her and an edgy one for me. Now that’s about as trendy as it gets in little ol’ Madison, Wisconsin.

Karen Hitchcock and Kendra Baskett

Let's pretend she wasn't pregnant in her photo.

Ugh,  I digress. Where was I? Oh, yeah, in the cloud.

Suffice it to say, there’s a lot going on right now as companies shift to managed software and services and it behooves you to learn as much as you can. Liz can help. Visit her blog to get up to speed and contact her with questions.

Oh, and if you want an invite to the next Beer for Brains, speak up.

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