Vancouver Summit Sponsorships Now Available

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If you are interested in sponsoring the May 2015 OpenStack Summit in Vancouver – the electronic contract is now available for signature HERE. Before signing the Summit contract you must first sign the Master Event Sponsorship Agreement. If you’ve previously sponsored the Portland, Hong Kong, Atlanta or Paris Summits then you’ve already completed this step. Please fully… Read more »

FOSDEM 2015: Where you can learn more about OpenStack

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FOSDEM 2015 is this weekend, 31 January & 1 February in Brussels. There are several OpenStack sessions on the schedule from different community members, as well as an OpenStack booth staffed by volunteers. If you are attending, here is a list of sessions from different members of the OpenStack community including a session from Release Cycle… Read more »

Women of OpenStack Working Session Update

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In Paris, we added a new Women of OpenStack blueprint working session which gave our group the added opportunity to affect positive change for the Women of OpenStack. The goal of the blueprint session was to discuss the Women of OpenStack’s charter and outline our top priorities for the next 6 months. Much of our discussion… Read more »

2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available

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The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki.  The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.  If you… Read more »

Wrapping up the Travel Support Program – Kilo

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The OpenStack Foundation brought 20 people to Paris for the Summit earlier this month, thanks to the grants offered by the Travel Support Program. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The program aims at… Read more »

OpenStack at LinuxCon / CloudOpen Europe

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The Foundation had a great time meeting friends old and new as a Silver sponsor of this year’s LinuxCon / CloudOpen Europe in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 13-15. A huge thank you to our Community heroes Tomasz Napierala, Oded Nahum, Christian Berendt, Adalberto Medeiros, Marton Kiss, Kamil Swiatkowski, and Jamie Hannaford who helped us staff… Read more »

OpenStack Startup/Venture Capital Ecosystem – it’s real and coming to Paris!

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Recently OpenStack has been generating financial headlines with the acquisitions of OpenStack ecosystem startups eNovance, Metacloud, Cloudscaling and OpenStack veteran Mirantis raising $100M in venture capital this week. Startups have always been critical to driving innovation in software and platforms and OpenStack has spawned a vibrant ecosystem of startups that are finding new ways to serve… Read more »

OpenStack Foundation Staffing News!

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I’m very excited to report that on Monday the Board of Directors approved the promotion of Lauren Sell to Vice President of Marketing and Community Services. Lauren has been instrumental in the growth of Openstack from the beginning.  Under her leadership the Summits have grown from just 75 attendees to over 4,000, and the OpenStack brand has… Read more »

OpenStack Workshop At Grace Hopper Open Source Day 2014

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This year, OpenStack participated in Open Source Day (OSD) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the second time. The main focus of this year’s Open Source Day was humanitarian applications. Along with OpenStack, participating open source projects included Microsoft Disaster Recovery, Ushahidi, Sahana Software Foundation and others. As important as it is… Read more »