Big thanks to our friend Shaon, who is our first Eucalyptus ambassador in Bangladesh. He presented about Eucalyptus at BASIS SOFTEXPO in Dhaka last week. I don’t know if it’s the biggest computing event in Bangladesh, but apparently they drew 30,000 visitors last year, so that’s plenty big enough.
One of the things I like best about working in open source is discovering what people do with it. Sure, we want to sell Euca to big companies, help them make tons of money, and grab our fair share of it. But there are also a lot of Euca users working on amazing projects, who may never pay us a dime.
What’s a guy in Bangladesh using a Eucalyptus cloud for, anyway? I’m embarrassed to admit that until I read his blog post, it had never even occurred to me to ask. As it turns out, the Amadeyr Cloud is the basis of a project, Digits For All, that fights illiteracy in Bangladesh.
Pretty awesome to be a part of something like that. Well done, Shaon, and thanks again for representing us.