San Francisco-based Heroku, one of the very first cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers, will participate in two special events in the Fukuoka region. Morten Bagai, Heroku’s Senior Director of Product Management, and Keith Rarick, Heroku’s Product Architect, will speak about Heroku and its new Japanese add-on cloud services at the following events:
  • e-ZUKA TechNight
This is the first ever tech community event in Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Morichika Saito, Mayor of Iizuka City, will appear to celebrate this event.

Iizuka, under the slogan of “e-ZUKA, Silicon Valley in Asia“, is developing new regional industries and focusing on the revitalization of the local economy.

Date: December 16, 2011. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Iizuka Research and Development Center
Speakers:
  • Morten Bagai, Senior Director of Product Management at Heroku
  • Keith Rarick, Product Architect at Heroku
  • Kazuaki Tanaka, Associate Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Shigeichiro Yamasaki, Professor, Kinki University
  • Hideto Sazuka, Associate Professor, Kurume Institute of Technology
  • Ruby Business Commons (RBC)
Ruby Business Commons (RBC) is Japan’s largest Ruby developer community. It began in 2007 and is based in Fukuoka. RBC has over 700 members and is one of the most active meetup groups in Fukuoka.
Date: December 17, 2011. 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Fukuoka Prefecture Ruby Content Industry Promotion Center
Speakers:
  • Morten Bagai, Senior Director of Product Management at Heroku
  • Keith Rarick, Product Architect at Heroku