Connecting Cloud experts: Wolken Collective

Michael Wittig – 18 Nov 2016

Today we launch a new project to connect Cloud experts all around the world. We are building a network of independent consultants and engineers engaged in the Cloud industry.

Wolken Collective

Wolken Collective is a closed network of Cloud experts. We will meet the first time at AWS re:Invent 2016 in Las Vegas. We will send out the initial invites in the coming days. From there on, the collective will add new members based on consensus decision-making.

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Our mission

A group of Cloud experts is more powerful than a single Cloud expert. We support independent professionals in the Cloud industry to attract and deliver excellent projects by working together in a collective.

Our values

  • Diversity: We appreciate differences and leverage them.
  • Consensus: We come to a decision if everyone agrees.
  • Cooperation: We work together, share knowledge and experience.
  • Expertise: We value skills, and help each other to improve them.

Your Benefits

  • We hangout every week to talk about our projects and new technologies.
  • We help each other with our project work.
  • When forwarding project work, the commission and client rate is transparent to all parties involved. The collective earns nothing.
  • We create a network of Cloud experts by invitation only.

About the name

Wolken is the German word for clouds. A collective is a group of people that share a common interest and work together to achieve a common objective. Collectives are not primarily focused upon an economic benefit.

Get in touch

Interested in joining the Wolken Collective? Write us! or meet us at re:Invent in Las Vegas.

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Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig

I’m an independent consultant, technical writer, and programming founder. All these activities have to do with AWS. I’m writing this blog and all other projects together with my brother Andreas.

In 2009, we joined the same company as software developers. Three years later, we were looking for a way to deploy our software—an online banking platform—in an agile way. We got excited about the possibilities in the cloud and the DevOps movement. It’s no wonder we ended up migrating the whole infrastructure of Tullius Walden Bank to AWS. This was a first in the finance industry, at least in Germany! Since 2015, we have accelerated the cloud journeys of startups, mid-sized companies, and enterprises. We have penned books like Amazon Web Services in Action and Rapid Docker on AWS, we regularly update our blog, and we are contributing to the Open Source community. Besides running a 2-headed consultancy, we are entrepreneurs building Software-as-a-Service products.

We are available for projects.

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