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Day in the Cloud: Education and Entertainment For a Good Cause


Trying to get a large group of people together—even for a good cause—seems like a near impossibility these days. Still, it’s important—maybe more important than ever—to continue learning and interacting and supporting others, while taking every opportunity to enjoy a bit of entertainment whenever we can!

The philanthropic spirit is an important part of the Zscaler culture and guides many of our actions. And it was this culture of giving back that compelled us to host our first Day in the Cloud—an online educational and entertaining event for Zscaler customers and partners.

The day began with a webinar titled “Zero Trust Architecture with Amazon Workspaces,” hosted by business and security leaders from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Zscaler. That session was followed by, “Ensuring Business Continuity by Securing Your Remote Workforce,” hosted by CrowdStrike and Zscaler, which provided insight into enabling the new work-from-anywhere workforce. Both webinars included live Q&A with the hosts, and both sessions can be viewed on-demand. See the AWS webinar here and the CrowdStrike webinar here.

Attendees also had the opportunity to gather information at the virtual AWS and CrowdStrike booths, as well as the Learning Lounge, Knowledge Hub, Partner Zone, and Virtual Briefing Center—all hosted by Zscaler. 

The highlight of the event was an online concert by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz. For each concert attendee, Zscaler had pledged a donation to No Kid Hungry, a campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. Jason’s performance was intimate and a complete delight for long-time fans and new ones—and it helped us raise $31,380 to help No Kid Hungry continue its essential work. We’re grateful to our partners, attendees, Jason Mraz, and No Kid Hungry for making this concert a great all-around success!

Following the show, I had the opportunity to join in a small, virtual meet-and-greet with Jason along with some Zscaler customers and their families. It turned into an inspiring conversation about creativity and collaboration (musical and otherwise) and how they are able to continue in full force in spite of the restrictive confines of the global quarantine. 

The Day in the Cloud was our first event in our new, virtual environment, which includes our Virtual Briefing Center, where you can find videos and other resources to guide you on your cloud journey. We invite you to explore the space and schedule a customized briefing based on your interests and your organization's specific needs. If you missed the Day in the Cloud, we hope you will join us next time!

Steve Grossenbacher is a Director of Product Marketing at Zscaler

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