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OpenStack Summit May 2014 Schedule & Registration Deadlines

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The official Summit agenda is now live: http://openstacksummitmay2014atlanta.sched.org

Adjustments, edits, additions to the schedule may be made between now and the Summit.  Continue to visit the site for updates.

Upcoming deadline reminders:

March 28* is the last day to save 50% off the full price and register for the Summit at the discounted Early Bird rate. Don’t miss out – prices will increase on March 29.

Register here: https://openstacksummitmay2014.eventbrite.co.uk

March 31* is the deadline to sign contracts to sponsor the Summit. We still have a few Event and Startup sponsorship levels available. Contact [email protected] if you are interested.

April 14* is the deadline to redeem all sponsor and speaker registration codes. If you are a sponsor or a confirmed speaker – please check your email inbox or junk folder for the code. When registering on Eventbrite you will need to enter your code before you select the ticket.

* The time for each deadline listed above is 11:55pm CST.

Please contact [email protected] with any Summit related questions.

OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest

It’s a new year and we’re looking for a new design to grace OpenStack’s T-Shirts. Here’s your chance to show us your creative talent and submit an original design for our 2014 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest!

If you’d like to participate simply send a sketch of your design to [email protected]

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The winning design will be showcased on T-Shirts given out at PyCon in Montreal, April 9-17, 2014 as well as future events worldwide.

T-Shirt Postcard

For some inspiration, check out last year’s winning design by Raul.  Get your pencils sharpened or fire up your design software of choice and send us your sketches! We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with!

2013 Winning T-Shirt Design

2013 Winning T-Shirt Design

Guidelines:
  • The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material; by entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work
  • Design should be one that appeals to the majority of the OpenStack developer community
  • Deign may include line art, text, and photographs
  • Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″ (inches)
  • Design may use a maximum of three colors
The Fine Print:
  • One entry per person, please. And it must be original art. Content found on the internet rarely has the resolution needed for print, and it’s considered unlawful to use without permission.
  • Submissions will be screened for merit and feasibility, and we reserve the right to make changes such is image size, ink or t-shirt color before printing.
  • By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by the OpenStack Foundation including, but not limited to, the OpenStack website, the 2014 OpenStack PyCon T-shirt, and future marketing materials
  • The OpenStack Foundation reserves the right to final decision
  • The creator of the winning design will receive attribution on the T-shirt and public recognition on the OpenStack website!

Participate in the OpenStack User Survey by September 30!

We’re kicking off the second round of the OpenStack User Survey this month! You may remember before the April Summit we helped the User Committee run a survey to aggregate OpenStack deployments and share the results.

The first User Survey provided great insight to the types of deployments and technology decisions made by the OpenStack community. We were able to catalogue 230 unique deployments – you can see the results presented by the User Committee at the last Summit. Another huge benefit was the ability to uncover new users willing to talk about their OpenStack deployments, which can be found at http://www.openstack.org/user-stories.

If you are an OpenStack user or have customers with OpenStack deployments, please take a few minutes to respond to our User Survey or pass it along to your network. The goals of the survey are to better define the OpenStack user community and requirements, facilitate engagement and communication among the user community, and uncover new use cases or OpenStack users who might be willing to tell their stories publicly.

Below you’ll find a link and instructions to complete the User Survey by September 30, 2013 at 23:00 UTC. If you already completed the survey earlier in 2013, no need to start from scratch. You simply need to log back in to update your Deployment Profile, as well as take the opportunity to provide any additional input.

Take the Survey: http://www.openstack.org/user-survey

All the information provided is confidential and will only be presented in aggregate unless the user consents to making it public. Aggregate responses will be shared with the OpenStack Board, Technical Committee and community at large to help shape the roadmap and share useful information regarding operational decisions.

You can also help us by promoting the survey so we can secure as much participation as possible, for example by retweeting the OpenStack handle.

Remember you can hear directly from users and see the aggregate survey findings by attending the next OpenStack Summit http://www.openstack.org/summit, November 5-8, in Hong Kong.

Thank you for your support!

The OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest Winner is…

In June the OpenStack Foundation launched its first T-Shirt Design Contest encouraging the community to help contribute to our collection of unique and fun shirt designs. Two months later it’s now time to announce the proud winner – Raul Chan!

Here is Raul’s design:

Winning T-shirt Design

Winning T-shirt Design

Raul is a 17-year-old student in Hong Kong, who is incredibly passionate about design. He’s been drawing, sketching and designing for a year now with the dream to become a graphic designer one day. You can check out his other designs on his Instagram account ,@d_raul.

Raul Chan

Raul Chan

When we asked what his inspiration was for the OpenStack design, he said “as I know that OpenStack is a cloud operating system which processed lots of data for many companies, I used the logo of OpenStack to form a ‘cloud’. Besides, different colors of the ‘cloud’ represent the diversification of OpenStack.” Raul isn’t very involved with OpenStack but became interested in it as it became increasingly popular in China.

Raul’s design will be featured on T-Shirts that will be given out at LinuxCon Cloud Open in New Orleans in September and at other events where OpenStack will have a presence later this year and in early 2014.

For his efforts, we’re sending him and his family several T-Shirts and a free ticket to the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. So say hello if you see him around!

PS: If you want to pen the next design that’ll decorate the OpenStack T-Shirts – look out for the 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest. We’ll be announcing it on the OpenStack blog and our other social media channels in the coming months.

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