Tag: Boston

OpenStack Conference Registration – Are you Coming?

September 9th, 2011 — 10:57am

The OpenStack community is once again meeting in less than a month in Boston, MA to educate, discuss, and plan for the future of cloud computing. The community is asking for cloud computing enthusiasts, open source gurus, IT leaders, and technologists to take part in our open discussion. The event is held at the Boston Intercontinental Hotel from October 5 – 7, 2011 with industry leaders from Dell, HP, Nebula, NetApp, Canonical, NTT, Rackspace, DreamHost, CloudScaling, RightScale, MPStor, SolidFire, and Piston to name just a few. Registration is now open with discounted hotel rooms available until September 16.

The OpenStack Design Summit, held three days prior to the OpenStack Conference is the community gathering of developers putting together the features and architecture for the next community release, Essex. This event is now sold out and the waiting list on Launchpad is being closed on Tuesday, September 13 at Noon GMT.

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OpenStack Conference – Agenda Highlights

August 31st, 2011 — 3:49pm

The Program Committee is in its final stages of crafting the OpenStack Conference agenda and I wanted to share some highlights from the agenda to get you ready for next week’s formal agenda announcement…


  • Keynote Speakers from HP, Dell, Nebula, Canonical, NetApp, and NTT
  • User Case Studies from CERN and Acens Technologies (more being planned)
  • Panel Discussions on OpenStack Governance, OpenStack “Distributions”, and Service Providers
  • Business and Technical Sessions on all OpenStack Projects including the two new projects, Dashboard & Keystone

Be sure to register now for this gathering of OpenStack enthusiasts in Boston, MA from October 5-7, 2011


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OpenStack Events in September

August 25th, 2011 — 10:47am

The OpenStack community has two confirmed events next month to book on your calendars (and a third in final confirmation)…

Paris, France






OpenStack in Action!
September 21, 2011 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Current Sponsors: Enovance, UShareSoft, Canonical, Rackspace, and OW2
Event Registration: https://openstackinaction.eventbrite.com/

Boston, MA






Boston OpenStack User Group
September 21 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sponsor: Fidelity
Event Registration: http://bostonopenstack.eventbrite.com

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OpenStack Conference – Call for Speakers

August 3rd, 2011 — 4:32pm

On behalf of the OpenStack Conference Program Committee, I am pleased to initiate the Call for Speakers for the Fall 2011 OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA from October 5-7.  This gathering of OpenStack developers, users, eco-system partners, open source enthusiasts, and cloud computing technologists presents speakers with the opportunity to actively participate in the shaping of the future of the OpenStack project. I look forward to joining with the community in Boston for an amazing 3 days of OpenStack goodness.

The Program Committee has listed a series of suggested topics for the overall agenda of the conference. Please review these topics and submit your talk under the various topic(s). Of course, if you have an idea for a topic not listed, please send your information as the Program Committee is always open to new ideas.

To submit your request to be a speaker please send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: OPENSTACK CONFERENCE SPEAKER SUBMISSION. In the email be sure to include your contact information as well as the topic you are interested in speaking on. Should you submit a new topic, please provide details on that topic.

The topics suggested by the Program Committee fit under two umbrella categories:  technical or business. Each session is currently planned for 30 minutes.

Project Overview – NOVA
Project Overview -  SWIFT
Project Overview – GLANCE
Community Developer Tools
OpenStack in the Data Center
OpenStack Deployments
Project Introductions – Information on the various eco-system projects not yet core in OpenStack

Economics of OpenStack
OpenStack Case Study
Project Overview – NOVA
Project Overview -  SWIFT
Project Overview – GLANCE
Building an OpenStack Practice (Solution Providers)
OpenStack Case Study
Public Cloud Hosting Best Practices
Private Clouds Hosting Best Practices

The Program Committee anxiously awaits your speaker submission as we assemble the final OpenStack Conference Agenda. The deadline to submit your request is September 6, 2011 so that we can release the final agenda on September 14, 2011. All speakers selected will receive a complementary pass to the event via a special registration code. If you have any further questions, please contact me.

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OpenStack Boston 2011 Events Sponsorship Packages Available

July 14th, 2011 — 2:10pm

The sponsorship packages are now available for OpenStack eco-system partners looking to take part in supporting the community at the upcoming OpenStack Design Summit and OpenStack Conference from Oct 3 – 7, 2011.

Sponsorship Package Webinar – https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=dkqn1a (30 minute presentation on the packages)

Sponsorship Package Slides from Webinar - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34074954/OpenStack_Sponsorship_Webinar_2011.ppt

Sponsorship Package Prospectus – http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34074954/Sponsorship_Prospectus_Fall2011.pdf

If you have any questions on these packages please contact me so we can create a package that best meets your needs.


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OpenStack Conference Program Committee Announced

July 8th, 2011 — 1:35pm

I am pleased to announce the OpenStack Conference Program Committee who will put together the agenda for the 2-day event in early October. This team is responsible for the following activities for the OpenStack Conference:

  • Assist in the creation and approval of the OpenStack Conference High Level Agenda (Basic Schedule and Track Topics)
  • Assist in the recruitment of speakers for the various tracks as well as the Day 2 Keynote Speaker
  • Assist in the selection of talks for the various tracks

The Program Committee consists of the following:

  • Stephen Spector, OpenStack Community Manager
  • Thierry Carrez, OpenStack Release Manager
  • Lauren Sell, OpenStack Marketing
  • Patrick Wilbur, Clarkson University
  • Ken Pepple, Director Cloud Engineering
  • Dev Audsin, HP Labs UK
  • Chuck Short, Canonical UK
  • Christopher Knepper, CSC
  • Matt Domsch, Technology Strategist in Dell CTO Office
  • David Medberry, OEM Server Engineer at Canonical
  • JP Morgenthal, Cloud Evangelist at Smartonix
  • Phil Cryer, Marine Biological Labs
  • Joe Arnold, Cloudscaling
  • Todd Deshane, Xen.org Guru
  • John Treadway,
  • Mason Katzh, StackIQ
  • Yoshio Turner, HP

Thanks to all these community members for their great support and willingness to help create our Fall 2011 OpenStack Conference in Boston.


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OpenStack Events Sponsorship Webinar

July 6th, 2011 — 2:18pm

I have scheduled a webinar for Thursday July 14th at 1:30 PM CST to present the OpenStack Sponsorship Packages for the October OpenStack events in Boston, MA. You can register for this webinar at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=qadq2im7hfsg. A recording of this webinar will be made available shortly after the webinar is complete.

Please attend this webinar if your company or organization is interested in sponsoring the OpenStack Design Summit or OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA this October.

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OpenStack Fall Event Theme

June 27th, 2011 — 3:30pm

Planning is underway for the OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA from October 6-7 and I am looking for community feedback on event theme ideas. As with our other events, we select a theme before the event and ensure that all signage and look/feel stay within that theme. The last theme for the OpenStack Conference was state and national parks in California with the focus on the event shirt being the Bixby Canyon Bridge.

If you are interested in submitting an idea for the Boston event theme this October, please go to this Etherpad and add you idea: http://etherpad.openstack.org/boston-themes. Themes will be accepted until July 7, 2011 at which time a selection will be made from the existing concepts. Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to submit an idea anonymously.

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Hold the Date – OpenStack Conference

June 9th, 2011 — 10:07am

The OpenStack Community requests that you mark your calendars as booked for October 5-7, 2011 for the OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA. With an opening reception on the evening of October 5 and two full days of all things OpenStack, this conference is the must attend event for open source enthusiasts, cloud computing technologists, and OpenStack participating company ecosystem partners.

More details soon to come from OpenStack on this event.

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