This weekend, a worldwide community initiative was executed, called Global Windows Azure Boot Camp. Global Windows Azure Boot Camp was a free community training day that is organized by User Groups all over the world in a timespan of 24 hours. To give the event a truly global effect, Alan Smith, modified his ‘Rapid Massive On-Demand Scalability Makes Me Fast!’ demo to make it available on a global scale and handed out a very easy to deploy package to all organizers and attendees of the Global Windows Azure Boot Camp. He also created a dashboard with which we could follow the latest statistics of the global Render Farm. Apart from the high entertainment value, at first glance, this render experiment didn’t seem to have very much educational value. Attendees could simply deploy a .CSPKG file to Windows Azure and scale the hell out of it :-). When we look a little closer, though, this global experiment actually shows the true essence and beauty of Cloud Computing and Windows Azure as a Cloud Computing platform.