The Gartner Data Center Conference is coming up December 9-12 in Las Vegas, and OpenStack is proud to be a sponsor alongside 35+ companies from the OpenStack ecosystem.
We are excited to host the OpenStack Community Pavilion, showcasing OpenStack solutions and services from Cloud Cruiser, Mirantis, Nebula, Puppet Labs, Rackspace, SaltStack, Scalr, and SolidFire. You can visit these OpenStack providers, in addition to Foundation executives and staff, in booth #408 in the Venetian Resort’s Sands Expo Convention Center.
You can also speak with the 25+ additional OpenStack community exhibitors and presenters who will be at the conference. We’ll be providing a ‘community map’ showing the locations of all participating companies on the show floor.
If you are planning to be in Las Vegas for the event and have questions about OpenStack, please stop by the booth #408 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting.
You can also visit an OpenStack user group near you; find a convenient one at https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OpenStackUsersGroup.
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
OpenStack Opscode and Rackspace happy hour pours with Tim Bell on screen
Opscode staff at happy hour
Christopher MacGown after his SRO Tao of OpenStack session
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!