Tag: Conference

OpenStack Community Pavilion at Gartner Data Center Conference

December 6th, 2013 — 4:58pm

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 [email protected] 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.

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OpenStack Summit: Day 1

October 15th, 2012 — 7:45pm

The OpenStack Summit started in San Diego today. Mark Collier announced during the kickoff meeting that there are over 1,300 people registered at the conference. As a result, lines for lunch were a bit slower than we wished. We’re coordinating solutions with the hotel to improve the situation. There will be also more power strips in the Developer’s Lounge area.

Lots of announcements today: Niki Acosta made a summary of all announcements for this first day. Worth mentioning also that Nimbula joined OpenStack.

Quantum's room was full all day, overcrowded some time.

The notes for each of the Design Summit’s sessions are listed below (note: there might be more etherpad listed on the official wiki page).

Documentation Track

Glance Track

Quantum Track

Nova Track

Swift Track

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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 at CloudOpen

August 24th, 2012 — 1:54pm

OpenStack is a protagonist of CloudOpen, the only conference providing a collaboration and education space dedicated to advancing the open cloud. Next week, from Aug 29 to 31 in San Diego there will be plenty of chances to hear talks about OpenStack and how it’s shaping the cloud industry.

On Tuesday Aug 28th join the OpenStack community at The Hopping Pig for a party!  Food & drinks sponsored by HP, Intel, Opscode, Rackspace, SUSE, and Ubuntu. The event will immediately follow the official CloudOpen happy hour, and is within walking distance of the Andaz. Reserve your ticket.

The talks we put in our agenda:

During the parallel event, LinuxCon North America:

Also, don’t miss these keynotes:
 CloudOpen’s full schedule is a celebration of how important open source is for the whole cloud computing industry. The keynotes will be live streamed.



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OpenStack Won Unprecedented Popularity in Asia/Pacific

August 21st, 2012 — 11:02am

On August 10 -11, the first two-day OpenStack Asia-Pacific Conference (OSAC) was held in Beijing and Shanghai concurrently. This conference is  jointly organized by CSDN (Chinese Software Develop the Net), the world’s largest Chinese IT technology community and the OpenStack user group (COSUG).

This conference is the highest-level OpenStack meeting held in the Asia-Pacific region so far, attracting more than 1000 people in Beijing venue and nearly 700 people in Shanghai venue, which come from more than 180 companies. OpenStack enthusiasts and community representatives from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Australia and U.S. have also witnessed the grand conference.

Representatives of some OpenStack big players, such as Billy Cox from Intel, Kyle MacDonald from Canonical, Steven Hallett from eBay X.commerce, Boris Renski from Mirantis, Hui Cheng from Sina etc., delivered a very compelling and attracting speech, making all audience listen carefully. 

Many audience asked lots of good questions at the conference. Speakers were never reluctant to give them thorough answers.

Among the speakers, Hui Cheng, manager of COSUG and technical leader gave an opening address talking about the status of COSUG(link), as well as a keynote speech OpenStack Opportunities and Challenges(link).In the opening address, he mentioned that after deduction of overlap user registration, it’s a conservative estimation that COSUG has 2,500 user members in China, which maybe the biggest user group out of U.S., he also believed that China would be the second largest Openstack market in the world.

The first day was ended by by a panel on The Current Status and Trends of OpenStack. The panelists are the OpenStack community representatives from different countries and regions of APAC, they are, from the second to right, the panel host from CSDN and representatives from Taiwan, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, two guys from Australia, and Boris on behalf of OpenStack Foundation.

Outside of the meeting, OSAC sponsors’ boothes  had attracted lots of attention, companies and potential customers were communicating and connected through specific OpenStack related products.

Sessions on the second day were attracting and appealing as well. When the sessions finished, some administrators from COSUG, industrial leaders and OpenStack specialists got together to share experience and ideas on OpenStack community, network virtualization and business opportunities around OpenStack.

In the evening, Rackspace sponsored a free beer party. COSUG managers and some OpenStack related companies joined this party. Mike Metral, the solution architect from Rackspace, gave a introduction about the newly launched Rackpsace next generation cloud, and we also discussed some technical detail under OpenStack projects.

The event sponsor list is Rackspace, Intel, Canonical, Dell, HiSoft, NEC, VMware, 99Cloud, Cloudena, Midokura and Sina, thanks to them,  who made the event available  to us. I also want to thank CSDN and COSUG volunteers, they have devoted much energy and time during the whole preparation and organization process of such a big event.

All slides has uploaded to Slideshare tagged with 2012osac: http://www.slideshare.net/HuiCheng2/tag/2012osac

More photos can be seen at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/85376316@N02/sets/72157631160199442/

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Meeting To Discuss Next OpenStack Conference And Summit

June 14th, 2012 — 1:50pm

It’s never too late to get started, especially with a complex series of event like the OpenStack Summit and Conference. We’ve received the results of the survey after the past event in April in San Francisco and we want to keep the conversation open with the community.

All people interested in the next OpenStack Summit and Conference, especially former sponsors and coordinators of tracks in past events, are invited to register for the meeting OpenStack Summit & Conference Fall 2012 Planning,  next Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 AM CDT. It will be the right time and place to discuss the challenges faced as the events have grown, and potential changes to the format to address them going forward.

Update: read the results of this meeting on OpenStack Summit coming October 15th-19th to San Diego, CA

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Announcing OpenStack Asia/Pacific Conference 2012

June 13th, 2012 — 7:02pm

We talked about during the community sessions at past OpenStack Design Summit, we’re now ready to announce it officially: the Asia/Pacific community is hosting a large OpenStack conference. Mark your calendar: August 10th and 11th, with a main venue in Bejing and a remote participation in Shanghai, hosted by the Chinese OpenStack User Group (COSUG) and CSDN, supervised by CSIP.

OpenStack developers and companies building products based on OpenStack from Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation will meet to present their solutions and to plan ways of working together on promoting OpenStack in local enterprises and industries.

There is still space available to sponsor the event: thousands of users from the region are expected. Interested companies can browse the sponsorship prospectus and pick the best options for their budget.

Speakers are welcome to submit their speaking proposal, also in English.

If you want to help with the organization of the event you can still join the OpenStack APEC community group. You can also follow: @CSDN and @CSDN Cloud Computing for updates in Chinese.

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OpenStack Conference Spring 2012 Day 2

April 20th, 2012 — 7:13pm

And today marks the end of this full week of meetings, panels, formal and informal chats, parties, networking and lots of fun. The final count of registered people went well over 1,000! This calls for a celebration to this great community.

Remember to publish your slides on Slideshare OpenStack Group and stay tuned for the videos of the conference. Thank you all for participating, see you all soon.

Upcoming Events

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OpenStack Conference Spring 2012 Day 1

April 19th, 2012 — 7:30pm

The OpenStack Conference started with incredible keynotes this morning. All sessions are recorded and videos will be published soon. Meanwhile, the slides provided by the speakers are shared on SlideShare OpenStack group.

Highlights of first day


packed room for opening session at #openstack conference with @jbryce

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Radio Free Asia brings freedom of press to closed societies using #OpenStack

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Mark Interrante and John Engates live demoing Rackspace Cloud Servers powered by #OpenStack

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Live deployment of #OpenStack by Mark Shuttleworth on stage

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Kurt Garloff, VP Engineering at DBU Cloud Services in Deutsche Telekom talking about his Linux experience and parallels

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Biri Singh explains HP Cloud Services powered by #OpenStack

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Chris Kemp on stage thanking leaders of #OpenStack and recognizing ecosystem


“Vish Ashaya hosting a panel of block storage experts at #openstack including #Ceph's Tommi Vaartinen”

Party time now!


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The OpenStack Spring 2012 Design Summit & Conference in San Francisco, California: April 16-20, 2012

January 13th, 2012 — 1:36pm

We are excited to announce that the Spring 2012 OpenStack Design Summit & OpenStack Conference are planned for April 16-20, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Please start making plans to join us!

Learn more about the events on The Official Event Page.

Please note: Registration has not yet opened. More details, including accommodations, call for papers and the sponsorship prospectus will be available shortly.

Note that two events take place the same week: The Design Summit and the Conference. So, which should you attend?

Everyone: If you are an OpenStack user, provider, researcher, developer, or enthusiast, you’ll want to attend the OpenStack Conference held Thursday and Friday, April 19 & 20th. This is the main event and it includes keynotes, panel sessions, and vendor exhibitors who can help you get the most out of OpenStack.

Developers: If you are an active developer in the OpenStack community, you’ll also want to attend the Design Summit, happening right before the conference (April 16-18th). The Design Summit is kept intentionally small so that we can have productive working sessions as we discuss and plan for development on the next release of OpenStack.

We hope you’ll make the trip and join us at what’s shaping up to be a fantastic and informative event.

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