I was lucky enough to get to go to the first ever Cloud Camp Sydney, held last Thursday at the cool Google offices at Pyrmont. The format of the camp was in the typical Barcamp, unconference style, including it's very own un-panel! All this "un"-ing is beginning to sound like an NRMA ad! Anyway, it was great to go along, got to meet some cool people and learn a few things about Cloud computing.
Armed with only the basics of Cloud architecture the main takeaway for me, as a developer, was that basically the tools and other material that I use in my day-to-day job will have to suffice, as there is basically a lack of Cloud-aware tools available. The nature of the beast also makes building such tools non-trivial. However, I'm sure that as it becomes more and more mainstream we'll start to see some more tools becoming available.
Photos of the event can be found here on my Flickr stream.