By KimberlyLambert

The first Cloud Foundry Summit fueled by the support of the Cloud Foundry Foundation wrapped Wednesday—and what a difference the power of the ecosystem made! With the ecosystem of Cloud Foundry partners, users and the Foundation members leading the conversation, the vibe at the event was more of a industry event, rather than a single company user conference, as it should be. The predominant themes were open source and the larger participation in Cloud Foundry governance by 34 companies has sealed Cloud Foundry as the industry favorite for PaaS. 14 companies backed this up with real life use cases explained to large audiences. And developers got to sink their teeth into a powerful new approach to development: Microservices Architecture. Also included in this post are key highlights from over 5,000 tweets during the event, key media quotes, and recommended reading for blogs and news articles.