Tag: Design Summit


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.

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

SUBMISSION PROCESS
All speakers interested in submitting a topic can either send an email to stephen.spector@openstack.org 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.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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

AGENDA

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

April 26, 2011

GENERAL SESSION (9:00 am-  11:45am)

Lunch

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.

Lunch

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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OpenStack Conference / Design Summit High Level Agenda

January 19th, 2011 — 4:43pm

The OpenStack Conference/Design Summit planning is well underway with the Program Committee and I wanted to share our latest high level agenda with the community for feedback. The plan is to update this proposal over the next two weeks before starting a call for topics and speakers. Please send your comments directly to me so I can pass them along to the Program Committee.

Also, the number of sessions and times are subject to change; however, it is easier to view the agenda with sample sessions and times.

Here is the current proposal:

OpenStack Conference Agenda (April 26 – 27, 2011)

DAY1

GENERAL SESSION

9 – 9:30                               Welcome & OpenStack Vision
9:30 – 10:00                        OpenStack – where we are
10:00 – 10:45                       Keynote #1
10:45 – 11:00                       BREAK
11:00 – 11:45                       Keynote #2

11:45 – 1:00              LUNCH

COMMUNITY TRACK

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.

1:00 – 1:45
1:45 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:00                BREAK
3:00 – 3:45
3:45 – 4:30

TECHNICAL TRACK

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.

1:00 – 1:45
1:45 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:00                BREAK
3:00 – 3:45
3:45 – 4:30
6:00 – 9:00                Evening Reception

DAY2

USER TRACK

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.

9:00 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00              Lunch

ECOSYSTEM TRACK

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.

1:00 – 1:45                OpenStack Ecosystem Overview
1:45 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:00                BREAK
3:00 – 3:45
3:45 – 4:30
5:00 – 6:00                Guest Speaker

7:30 – LATE               Unofficial Pub Crawl in Palo Alto

OpenStack Design Summit Agenda (April 27 – 29, 2011)

Day 1

9:00 – 9:30                Welcome and Overview

BLUEPRINT SESSIONS

9:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00              Lunch

BLUEPRINT SESSIONS

1:00 – 4:50

5:00 – 6:00                Guest Speaker

7:30 – LATE               Unofficial Pub Crawl in Palo Alto

Day 2

BLUEPRINT SESSIONS

9:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00              Lunch

BLUEPRINT SESSIONS

1:00 – 6:00

7:00 – 10:00              Developer Party – TBD

Day 3

BLUEPRINT SESSIONS

9:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00              Lunch

BLUEPRINT SESSIONS / HACKFEST

1:00 – 4:30

Lighting Talks

4:30  – 6:00               Open

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OpenStack Conference/Design Summit Program Committee

January 10th, 2011 — 4:47pm

I am pleased to announce the formation of the OpenStack Conference/Design Summit Program Committee who will work as a group to create the event agenda as well as overall conference theme. The following community members have volunteered their time:

  • Glen Campbell, Rackspace
  • Ram Durairaj, Cisco
  • David Holland
  • Jaesuk Ahn, Korea Telecom
  • Andrew Shafer, CloudScaling
  • Thierry Carrez, OpenStack Release Manager
  • Stephen Spector, OpenStack Community Manager

As the event is for the entire community, all community members are encouraged to participate with this group of volunteers in providing feedback and ideas for the agenda and theme. To monitor all event planning please watch this Wiki page (http://wiki.openstack.org/Summit/Spring2011) as well as the following three EtherPads:

I am also announcing that we have signed the contract with the Hyatt Santa Clara hotel for the event from April 26-29, 2011 and have obtained a discounted room rate for attendees with a room block. Please plan on staying at the hotel during the event as we will have a 24 hour lounge available for attendees to meet and work together as well as plenty of time for community members to hang out. If you are budget minded, we can also setup a room sharing program to ensure attendees can take part in this 24/7 event.

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OpenStack Design Summit Program Committee

December 21st, 2010 — 11:02am

As part of the planning process for the April 26-29, 2011 Design Summit in Santa Clara, CA, I am announcing the creation of a a Design Summit Program Committee. This Committee is open to any community member interested in working on the agenda for the event and will be announced on January 4th, 2011 via the Event Wiki page at http://wiki.openstack.org/Summit/Spring2011.

The Program Committee will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participation in the high level agenda organization
  • Participation in the creation of the event agenda
  • Speaker recruitment and assignment based on agenda
  • Event speaker introductions (if able to attend the event)

The agenda development process will be done in the open via an Etherpad at http://etherpad.openstack.org/DesignSummitApril2011. Having an open agenda creation process ensures that everyone’s voice is heard and given a chance to contribute to this important meeting. Please feel free to review this plan at any time and also contribute, even non-Program Committee members are encouraged to submit ideas and provide feedback.

The Program Committee contains the following members (all volunteers):

  • Stephen Spector, Community Manager
  • Thierry Carrez, Release Manager
  • Architecture Committee Member
  • OPEN SLOT
  • OPEN SLOT
  • OPEN SLOT…

As you can see, we have at least 3 OPEN SLOTS I plan to fill but am willing to have a larger Program Committee based on volunteers. If you are interested in participating on this Committee please email stephen.spector@openstack.org as I plan to launch this Committee on January 4th to the community.

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OpenStack Design Summit Event Page Launched

November 24th, 2010 — 11:17am

Two weeks ago, the OpenStack community gathered in San Antonio, TX for our first public Design Summit event sponsored by Rackspace. Over 250 attendees from 90 companies and 12 countries spent 4 days planning for the next two product releases as well as providing business development executives a chance to network and collaborate on the OpenStack ecosystem. To ensure that all community members who could not attend are given the opportunity to learn from this event, we have created a new website with all the speakers slides and videos from the General Sessions and Business Track as well as links to the Technical Track overview discussions which were recorded on Etherpad. You can access this site at http://openstack.org/events/openstack-design-summit-2010/.

Also, as the OpenStack community continues to grow, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet a community member at an event near you. To better inform you of upcoming events, we have created a new events page listing events with OpenStack speakers as well as previous events with slides (and videos) from those presentations: http://openstack.org/events/.

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OpenStack Plans Next Two Cloud Platform Releases at First Public Design Summit

November 17th, 2010 — 5:03pm

OpenStack™, an open source cloud project with broad developer and commercial support, completed its first public Design Summit last week, which attracted more than 250 people from 90 companies and 14 countries to plan the next two releases, code-named ‘Bexar’ and ‘Cactus.’ Taking place at the Weston Centre in San Antonio, Texas, the four-day event was hosted by Rackspace® Hosting, a founding member of the open source project.

The OpenStack Design Summit featured two separate tracks, one consisting of developer-led sessions to plan the next two code releases, and one for interested users and the partner ecosystem to discuss deployment and commercial opportunities. The Summit also featured an ‘InstallFest,’ where attendees were able to test and document the installation process on a live, on-site environment provided by Dell and powered by the company’s PowerEdge C server line.

More

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OpenStack Design Summit – Developer Interviews

November 15th, 2010 — 11:07am

There are many videos floating around the Internet from last week’s OpenStack Design Summit and I plan to organize them all on a new event page for Design Summit on OpenStack.org. In the meantime, I did several short interviews with developers at the event that are now available for your review. Please turn your volume UP as the Flip video camera doesn’t have the greatest microphone. Also, if you are interested in uploading your videos into the OpenStack Vimeo site please contact me.

DesignSummit 2010 Ewan M – Citrix from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Kei Masumoto (English) from OpenStack on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Masanori Itoh (Japanese) from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Itai Frenkel (English) from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Itai Frenkel (Hebrew) from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Michael R Dreamhost from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

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OpenStack Weekly Newsletter (November 6 – 12)

November 12th, 2010 — 10:12am

OpenStack Community Newsletter – November 12, 2010

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email stephen.spector@openstack.org.

2010 OpenStack Bexar Summt
Design Summit

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (11/5 – 11/11)

  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 570 tweets; 380 re-tweets; all OpenStack total tweets 1247
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  77 Tracked Bugs; 36 New Bugs; 3 In-process Bugs; 2 Critical Bugs; 10 High Importance Bugs; 15 Bugs (Fix Completed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  133 Blueprints; 1 Essential, 2 High, 15 Medium, 4 Low, 112 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week: 2,436 Visits, 9,662 Pageviews, 46.92% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 25.92%; /projects 4.32%; /projects/compute 6.44%; /projects/storage 4.32%; /NovaInstall 3.87%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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OpenStack Design Summit Day 3

November 11th, 2010 — 4:49pm

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Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio visits the OpenStack Design Summit Lounge

Plenty of activity today at the Design Summit as the Document Sprint got underway as well as completion of the final blueprint discussions in the technical track. There were also plenty of new blog postings on the summit to share:

Rob Hirschfeld – http://robhirschfeld.com/2010/11/11/openstack-day-2/
Between partnering meetings, I bounced through a biz and tech sessions during Day 2 of the OpenStack conference (day 1 notes). After my wordy impression summary, I’m including some succinct impressions, pictures, and copies of presentations by my Dell team-mate Greg Althaus.

Programmer Thoughts – http://programmerthoughts.com/programming/features-i-would-like-to-see-in-swift/
Swift is a great way to store large amounts of data cheaply. This week I’m at the OpenStack design summit, and I’ve been thinking of features I would like to see added to swift.

JB George - http://jbgeorge.net/
Another great day at the OpenStack Design Summit in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.
Here are some of the highlights:

* A lot of great business and technical discussions including details around the upcoming Bexar release. Important discussions around brand, trademarking, governance, and use cases.

DataCave – http://www.thedatacave.com/cloud/openstack-a-game-changer-for-the-cloud
When the OpenStack framework was announced a few months ago, a lot of opinion was spread regarding its mission and viability. Until that point, cloud software had, for the most part, been proprietary closed-source options available only as a service. While open-source options, like Eucalyptus, were already available to provide software to build your own cloud – the OpenStack project was more of a holistic project – initiated by Rackspace – as a community project to rally around build-your-own-cloud.

Zenoss Blog – http://community.zenoss.org/blogs/zenossblog/2010/11/11/building-the-open-cloud-with-openstack
While at the Openstack design summit this week, I had a chance to sit down with Stephen Spector, Openstack Community manager. Stephen was happy to record a quick video with me to introduce the summit and Openstack in general.

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OpenStack Design Summit Day 2

November 10th, 2010 — 6:00pm

OpenStack Summit - opening talks

Day 2 of the Design Summit is over with some great technical and business sessions as well as plenty of hallway discussions. Here are some blogs about the Design Summit that I wanted to share:

Rob Hirschfeld’s Blog : OpenStack Bexar Design Summit Day 1

Yesterday, Dell sent me to be part of our OpenStack vanguard for the design summit. The conference is fascinating and productive for the content of the sessions and even more interesting for the hallway meetings. More

Barton George Blog:
Talking to NASA CTO about OpenStack Cloud Platform

One of the featured speakers during the kick off of the OpenStack design summit yesterday was NASA CTO of IT, Chris Kemp. OpenStack is an open source cloud platform and the compute side of the project is based on code from NASA’s Nebula cloud. More

Barton George Blog: Accenture’s thoughts on the OpenStack Cloud Platform

Another of yesterday’s featured speakers at the OpenStack design summit was Accenture partner, Joe Tobolski. Joe is part of Accenture labs which looks at emerging technologies and he is responsible for assets and architecture as part of Accenture’s global cloud program. More

Finally, all Business Track and General Sessions presentations and videos will be made public on the OpenStack website by the end of next week. In the meantime, I have started to load all the presentations that I have received on the OpenStack Design Summit event SlideShare site. I am working with the technical team to also ensure that all Etherpad notes from the Technical tracks are made public and will provide links when they are organized and ready for public access.

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