OpenStack and Friends at SCALE 11x

The Foundation had a great time meeting friends old and new as a Silver sponsor of this year’s Southern California Linux Expo in Los Angeles February 22-24.

We thank Christopher MacGown, Founder and Chief Scientist at Piston Cloud, whose standing-room-only, The Tao of OpenStack, talk was one of the hottest of the show.  Thank you also to Community Hero, Stephon Striplin, from DreamHost and OpenStack LA User Group co-organizer, who helped staff our busy booth alongside Foundation Community Manager Stefano Maffulli and Event Planner Kathy Cacciatore.

One of our favorite activities was the in-booth happy hour with besties Opscode and Rackspace – 2 kegs of Sierra Nevada and 12 bowls of chips happily consumed!  Check out the pics….

Rackspace and other new friends

Rackspace and other new friends

OpenStack Opscode and Rackspace happy hour pours with Tim Bell on screen

OpenStack Opscode and Rackspace happy hour pours with Tim Bell on screen

Opscode staff at happy hour

Opscode staff at happy hour

Christopher MacGown after his SRO Tao of OpenStack session

Christopher MacGown after his SRO Tao of OpenStack session

Stefano Maffulli and SCALE Poker Player

Stefano Maffulli and SCALE Poker Player

Here are the stats:

  • Over 2,300 attendees, 100 exhibitors and 90 speakers
  • 68 VIP badges scanned – Very Interested People of OpenStack cloud software
  • 250 Free as in Beer, Speech & Love t-shirts, 200 pieces of collateral, 150 stickers and 200 OpenStack LA User Group handouts given away.
  • Honorable mention for award for Favorite Clothing Item – our t-shirt came with the beer!