Eric Norlin, it's moving away from the CIO/CTO level
1220_ 6/4/12 - Finally we actually corralled Eric Norlin, the founder of GlueCon as well as Defrag and Blur - who is, as you can imagine, a study in constant motion - plus he understands all of this techno babble. First we asked Eric for an overview of Glue. "So, Glue is a conference focused on developers (hence the techno babble). Thematically it is organized around the ideas of Cloud Computing, mobile development, big data and APIs." Glue's future? Eric sees a lot more growth. "The strange phenomenon when you're talking about cloud computing, mobile development, big data or APIs, is that you run into the idea that this department level developer inside the enterprise is where the power is migrating to. It's moving away from the CIO/CTO level and going downstream." The research is needed to build applications or to move legacy applications on to mobile platforms or to analyze huge amounts of data. But this no longer requires seven figure budgets that need approval and nine month time frames. It's something a person or a two member team can do with ten grand, a proto type and bust it out in three days. There is this trend of the renaissance enterprise developer, something akin to what we saw when Borland and Visual Studio ruled the day, and it involved lots of development vs. suites. Eric said it feels like we are entering a phase similar to that. Now you might be wondering what is Defrag and how do the conferences compare - so we asked Eric. "It's an idea driven conference where we're trying to put 20 of the smartest people we can find on stage to talk about interesting ideas related to technology. That doesn't mean they're CEOs of big companies, they may be working on something interesting that would make us want to put them on stage. Defrag is capped at 325 people, it's a very intimate and exclusive audience, tends to be more a C-level type person.
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