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OpenStack Summit: Vote for Speakers

September 8th, 2012 — 2:34pm

We’ve gotten a lot of great speaking submissions, and would like your help shaping the agenda for the next OpenStack Summit, October 15-18, in San Diego.  We’ve made the submissions public for your input, and you have until Thursday, September 13, to vote up your favorites. Please note you need to be an Individual Member of the OpenStack Foundation in order to access the voting system.

While the Design Summit and more technical content will run Monday – Thursday, the main days and keynote presentations will be Tuesday and Wednesday. We’re hoping to have the agenda locked the week of September 17, but in the meantime you can see a preview of the schedule.

We’re also hosting our first OpenStack Service Day on Friday, October 19. Please join us for a beach clean up with the Surfrider Foundation. We’ll be providing transportation and lunch, and will wrap up activities by 1 pm so you can fly out that afternoon.  If you’re interested in attending, we can accommodate 100 people, so please sign up.

We’ve extended early bird registration through September 30, but hotel rooms are going fast.  Our blocks at the Hyatt and Embassy Suites across the street are nearly sold out.  We’re looking into other options nearby to recommend, but please book a room quickly.

There are only 36 days until we kick off the next OpenStack Summit, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

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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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Call for Speakers/Topics for OpenStack Conference

January 31st, 2011 — 12:00pm

The OpenStack Program Committee formally announces the Call for Speakers/Topics for the April 26-29 OpenStack Conference/Design Summit in Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency. As the Design Summit agenda is drawn directly from the submitted developer blueprints, the call for speakers/topics is only for the OpenStack Conference held on April 26-27.

OpenStack Conference – April 26-27, 2011
OpenStack Design Summit – April 27-29, 2011

All speakers interested in submitting a topic can either send an email to [email protected] or update the Topic Submission Etherpad at http://etherpad.openstack.org/SubmittedTopics. All topics received will be added to the Etherpad for Program Committee review as well as community input. The submission process is open from January 31, 2011 until February 28, 2011. As of March 1, 2011 the Program Committee will begin putting together the complete agenda.

The following information is required when submitting your topic:

  • Title of session
  • Brief abstract
  • Speaker name
  • Length of time needed (e.g. 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes)
  • Track for session


The current high-level agenda of the OpenStack Conference for speaker submissions:

April 26, 2011

GENERAL SESSION (9:00 am-  11:45am)


COMMUNITY TRACK (1:00 pm – 4:30pm)
This track allows the community to focus on critical issues related to development processes and plans, management and oversight as well as business planning. All community members are welcome to participate as the community moves from its infancy to a young and substantial open source project.

TECHNICAL TRACK (1:00pm – 4:30pm)
This track focuses on various technology issues related to OpenStack and cloud computing in general.  These sessions are not meant to focus on upcoming features for the projects; we have blueprint sessions for that.

April 27, 2011

USER TRACK (9:00am – Noon)
This track provides OpenStack users the opportunity to learn first hand how OpenStack meets their business needs and delivers the open standard cloud computing solution for the marketplace.


ECOSYSTEM TRACK (1:00am – 4:30pm)
This track lays out the foundation for the OpenStack partner ecosystem providing partners an exclusive roadmap for future development activities and revenue opportunities.  Existing partners providing information on their ecosystem development offers business development managers a chance to learn and improve their own OpenStack ecosystem engagement.

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