Jason Hoffman, Founder & CTO, Joyent: “Data Centers Are The New Ports: We’re Shipping Bits” [VIDEO]

Jason Hoffman - Founder & CTO of Joyent, Speaks @ Compute Midwest

Jason Hoffman – Founder & CTO of Joyent, Speaks @ Compute Midwest

We’re excited to showcase the fifth in a series of exclusive speaker videos from Compute Midwest, one of our biggest tech events ever!

Today you’ll hear from Jason Hoffman, Founder & CTO of Joyent, his thoughts on the industrialization of technology and how data centers are the new ports that ship bits.

Industrialization & Mobilization

Jason kicked off his talk by telling us:

“We’re not going to talk about “cloud”, we’re going to talk about what the trend actually is:

….the massive industrialization & mobilization trend is leading things to disrupt a lot of different industries”

Jason Hoffman - Founder & CTO of Joyent, Speaks @ Compute Midwest

Jason Hoffman – Founder & CTO of Joyent, Speaks @ Compute Midwest

It’s All About Data

Jason broke down the tech industry, saying that the companies we have are categorized into one of 3 groups: networking, computing or storage.

So, at the end of the day, “it’s all about data“, Jason said.

Regardless of whether we run apps in the enterprise, science or government area – we’re doing things with data.

These days, we’re collecting & generating massive amounts of data, but Jason thinks that way we currently look at metadata is a problem.

He states that we need to have a conversation about what’s really important to us as a society and in business, then decide what’s really worth keeping.

Watch The Video

Hear about the mobilization/industrialization of technology, how Jason views the data center as the new factory & more:

Warning: some NSFW language

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About Jason

Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO, Joyent - Speaks @ Compute Midwest
Jason the founder and CTO at Joyent, where he is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Joyent’s cloud computing technology.

His specialties include bioinformatics, grid computing, cloud computing, distributed systems, collaborative applications and deploying and scaling web applications.

Jason earned a BS and MS in Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, and a PhD in Molecular Pathology at The Burnham Institute and UCSD School of Medicine.

About Joyent


Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering the only solution specifically built to power real-time web and mobile applications.

Joyent is a key contributor to Node.js code development. Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

About Compute Midwest

Compute Midwest was a 2 day convergence of tech Nov 9-11th (2012) in Kansas City. Consisting of 1 conference, 8 amazing speakers, a hackathon and 2 parties, we connected over 400+ forward thinking tech minds to imagine & create a future, inspired.

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