The Hong Kong OpenStack User Group 2nd Workshop: ‘Learn how to deploy a 3D Virtual World on OpenStack Cloud’ has been successfully organized by the Hong Kong Cyberport and Hong Kong OpenStack User Group (HKOSUG) at Cyberport Campus on 5 July 2013. We took the unprecedented step of focusing the OpenStack workshop in digital entertainment.
This was a short rapid paced workshop where participants installed and used the OpenStack to practice creating and using a distributed computing approach for collectives of global small business and small artist collaborations. The OpenSim 3d virtual world server was presented as a working example for the workshop. Participants were able to share a collective cloud and demonstrated how shared clouds could be set up to be distributed computing nodes for the development of digital entertainments.
The lecturer, Todd Cochrane is a software developer in research and for art, and Senior Lecturer in the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in New Zealand. Participants were coming from different domains, ICT startups, university students, Telecommunication companies and Rackspace Hong Kong.
Bruce Lok and Raymond Chan, the Coordinators of HKOSUG and the Team in Cyberport who initiated and established the first HKOSUG, are dedicated to promote and drive the cloud adoption to the ICT industry in Hong Kong. Bruce finally introduced the upcoming event of OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong and encourage participants to join and share their innovative ideas on OpenStack during the Summit.
Finally the feedback has been good, it was really worth it as the ideas shared from participants were useful for our further planning on OpenStack workshop in Hong Kong.