Cloud Plugfests are organized get-togethers between participants who are active developers in cloud-oriented framework projects, cloud standards and software.
Presentations are usually brief and intermixed with extensive periods of active coding and comparison between techniques. The goal is to produce interoperable, portable, reliable, scalable software with good security and good use of state-of-the-art techniques. The experience is oriented towards members of the development community and intended to promote communication between and among project and product developers and standards organizations. It is aimed towards those participants who would like to see the output of their work used in practice in working systems.
Example: OpenSource cloud broker implemented by Compatible One with OCCI and stated to be compliant with NIST reference architecture, presented at Cloud Plugfest Düsseldorf - March 2012.
Presentations such as this are usually intermixed with periods of hands-on work and discussion between the standards and development communities.