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23 March 17:00 - 20:00GUTE - 40 seats

Hosted & attended by cloud geeks

CloudBeer is casual meetups for people who want to learn, teach and discuss cloud related topics.

By hosting small events that evolve around good food and cloud computing we hope to learn new things, get new perspectives and meet new friends. The main focus of these events is of course Cloud Computing and our aim is to make CloudBeer your favourite spot to meet like-minded people in your area, where no topic is discarded and everyone get´s to bring something to the table.


  • 5pm - Registration
  • 7pm - Food
  • 10pm - Official program ends

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Ola Spjuth
Associate Professor

The case for cloud computing in the life sciences

The life sciences is transforming into a data-intensive discipline with high demands on e-infrastructure. Cloud computing has opened up new avenues for getting access to compute resources, but also for provisioning and integrating geographically distributed data, and complying with the FAIR principles that data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. In this presentation I will cover the ongoing work and strategies at Science for Life Laboratory ( for taking advantage of cloud resources in data-intensive bioinformatics, and also describe some of the ongoing work in my research group on microservices, scientific workflows, and Apache Spark to deliver scalable virtual research environments within the European cloud-based e-infrastructure landscape, promoting collaborative and reproducible science.

Ola Spjuth

Docent in Bioinformatics and Associate Professor at Uppsala University. Research area is data-intensive and translational bioinformatics with a particular focus on how modern e-infrastructures enables the studying of complex phenomena, and in particular predictive modeling in drug discovery. Co-director at the UPPMAX high-performance computing center at Uppsala University, and heading the Bioinformatics Compute and Storage Facility at Science for Life Laboratory in Sweden.

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Kim Hindart

Getting your cloud GDPR-ready - The love/hate relationship with the Germans

Yay! We finally have the exact technical requirements needed to be compliant with GDPR. By taking it to court the Germans have brought some clarity to an otherwise cloudy (foggy) law - The GDPR.

Now that we know, we're not that much happier... 

Kim Hindart

Huge Open Source fan boy and developer. With a background in mobility and especially Symbian and Android. I am a really geeky dude that was forced to handle security and compliance so the only coding I do is on my spare time. Luckily that's also what I like to do in my spare time, work. But real work and not just a lot of complinace and regulations but something that is acctually for the betterment of mankind.

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Gautier Berthou

Hopsworks – Self-Service Spark/Flink/Kafka/Hadoop

Hadoop Open Platform-as-a-Service (Hops) is a distribution of Apache Hadoop for normal people, not just Data Engineers. You can install it with three mouse clicks from Windows/Apple/Linux. Hops provides a WebUI to manage projects, search and visualize your DataSets and interactively analyze your data. Hops is made possible by a new scalable, highly available, customizable metadata architecture for Hadoop.

Gautier Berthou

Postdoc at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) and co-founder of Logical Clocks. In general, my research has concerned distributed system and more particularly peer to peer systems and big data systems, in order to make them more scalable, reliable and secure.

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Tobias Rydberg
Senior developer

Getting Started with OpenStack

Summary TBA

Tobias Rydberg

Over 10 years industry experience with a focus on web applications/systems. Todays focus is designing City Networks cloud management platform, based on OpenStack. 

Have been working with OpenStack for the last two years, touching the most of the core modules of OpenStack.

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City Network @citynetwork

City Network is a European provider of robust, global open IT infrastructure services. Using OpenStack we deliver intuitive cloud management, secure servers, storage and global private networks. All delivered with unparalleled capacity and performance as well as with a pay as you go model.