Tag: Events

OpenStack hits World Hosting Days 2013 in Germany!

March 28th, 2013 — 2:20pm

The buzz around OpenStack among the leading service providers in Europe was undeniable at the WHD.global annual conference in Germany as exciting conversations took place at the OpenStack booth as well as onstage.

Kurt Garloff, VP of Engineering, Cloud Services for Deutsche Telekom, took the stage to talk about how DT has built their TelekomCloud Business Marketplace, a marketplace for SaaS solutions targeted at small and medium business (SMB), on top of the OpenStack cloud platform.

Folks from OpenStack companies such as StackOps, eNovance, Canonical and Rackspace met with hundreds of interested delegates at the booth over 3 days to share their expertise and answer questions.

Arturo Suarez Martin from StackOps and Sebastien Han from eNovance are the Booth MVPs (Most Valuable Persons) for this event. The OpenStack Foundation thanks ALL of our event volunteers for contributing their valuable time and expertise including Nick Barcet from eNovance; Lee Bonham, Ramon Acedo, and Bryan Beal from Canonical; Markus Mattman, Steve Helvie, Mo Das and Alexander Sommer from Rackspace; and independent event planner Marianna Raffaele.

And Dell made an announcement at WHD! They announced they’re partnering with Canonical to deliver and support Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu in the UK, Germany and China. Executives from both companies took the stage for a panel discussion outlining their vision for the partnership and the advantages of a Dell/Ubuntu solution.

All in all a great event reaching over 4000 delegates with the message – OpenStack is a powerful choice for service providers!

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A lot of OpenStack events worldwide before 2012 ends

November 13th, 2012 — 3:59pm

The list of OpenStack events in 2012 is still growing towards another record year. Before the supposed end of the world, we’ll have the chance to meet in Zürich, Delhi and other cities in India, Melbourne and other Australian cities, Tel Aviv, various places in China, Paris and London. The full list as of today is below but I wouldn’t be surprised if more will appear on the events page in the next days.

Experts at NASA say the world will not end in 2012, though, so we’re already preparing for the 2013 events.

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I hear the Essex Train a-coming

March 31st, 2012 — 5:39am

With Essex train in the wilds of testing, and the Essex release intended date less than 10 days away, we are pretty excited about everyone descending on San Francisco — practically our home town — for the Design Summit and Conference.

Here at Mirantis, the company famous across OpenStack community for distributing vodka bottles at OpenStack meetups, we are gearing up in a big way for the summit and conference. If you haven’t seen the agenda, here’s what we’ve got teed up:

(1) We’ll start the frenzy with Just-in-time-Training: we have a few seats left at our 2-day OpenStack Boot Camp, crammed into the weekend of April 14-15, right before the summit and conference. REGISTER HERE and come to the event fully prepared to torment speakers and presenters with insidious technical questions about OpenStack technology and its future.

(2) Our team will participate in / moderate a few exciting sessions during the conference: OpenStack and Block Storage, OpenStack and High Performance Computing, Expanding the Community. Please be sure to pay us a visit.

(3) …and just to show how happy we are to have you here, we invite everyone at the conference to join Mirantis Summit Kick-Off Party. This is how we party at Mirantis! Vodka bottles and fun times in the best traditions of all our events are guaranteed. Be sure not to miss.

Looking forward to receiving everyone at the 2012 OpenStack Design Summit and Conference.

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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 at OSCON

July 13th, 2011 — 11:01am

There are many sessions and activities happening at OSCON (July 25-29, 2011 in Portland) for the OpenStack community and I thought a cheat sheet would be helpful (please let me know if I missed anything and I can update this post):

I also want to acknowledge the community participating companies who are sponsoring the event as part of the OpenStack One Year Anniversary:

If you are still planning to sponsor the One Year Anniversary please contact me or Dee Rosales today.

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OpenStack in Korea

February 24th, 2011 — 1:02am

It’s been a very busy week for OpenStack in Koera and I wanted to highlight the events with some more details and pictures.

Monday Feb 21 – OpenStack at KT

Stephen Spector (OpenStack Community Manager) and John Willis from OpsCode presented to the Cloud Service Business Unit at KT on OpenStack, DevOps, and Chef. Unfortunately, the flag was cut off in the picture but OpenStack has made its mark on KT with a sizable banner hanging in their cloud computing offices.

Tuesday Feb 22 – OpenStack at Korea University

Professor Chuck Yoo invited KT and OpenStack for a special cloud computing presentation to the Graduate School Computer Science department. KT supported the OpenStack introduction presentation from Stephen Spector with detailed technical overviews of both OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. The students at Korea University asked excellent questions about the existing architecture and design; I anticipate seeing future research for OpenStack coming from Korea University in the near term.

Wednesday Feb 23 – OpenStack User Group Launch Seminar

The official OpenStack Korea User Group launch was attended by 120+ at the Coex Conference Center in Seoul. Speakers included Stephen Spector, John Willis (OpsCode), Paul Guth (Cloudscaling.com), Jaesuk Ahn (KT), Jinkyung Hwang (KT), Kyungyoon Kim (Clunet), Donghoon Kim (KT), Jaeuk Kang (FeelingK), Bundo Kang (Ubuntu Korean Community), and Byung-gon Kim (Java Community). The event detailed OpenStack, its role in the open source community, and ways for the Korean technical community to become active members with OpenStack. The event also coincided with the launch of the new Korean OpenStack User Group website at http://www.openstack.or.kr/.

KT has done an excellent job of evangelizing OpenStack within Korea and the sizable audience will lead to increased OpenStack efforts in Korea. Korea is on its way to being a leader in the development and promotion of OpenStack within our global community.

Tweet of the event from Jaesuk Ahn:

@songerie: I mean it. It’s packed. :) http://yfrog.com/gy6y6nj #openstack korea community opening seminar.

Thursday Feb 24 – OpenStack at National IT Industry Promotion Agency

KT once again took the lead in promoting OpenStack at a government open source conference http://www.oss.kr/oss_etc1/2501 by presenting an overview of the project and how the government can engage with our open source community. As this talk was done in Korean (and I am more than a little rusty), I passed the baton to Jaesuk Ahn from KT who is an outstanding community leader in OpenStack and is driving our project to both business and government agencies throughout South Korea.

Final thoughts on my week in Korea:

  • OpenStack is a serious competitor for cloud computing in Korea and there is a high degree of interest to learn more about our project across both business and government agencies
  • KT, Jaesuk Ahn and his team are fantastic ambassadors for our open source community in Korea and their dedication to the success of OpenStack is evident in both their actions and passion for OpenStack. I leave Korea confident that our community has a great team in place to spread the OpenStack message in Korea
  • I anticipate one or two more events for OpenStack in Korea this year and hope to see more OpenStack community members add Korea to their 2011 travel plans as OpenStack is happening here
  • I encourage anyone wanting to learn how to promote OpenStack in their country to contact Jaesuk and his KT team; they have much to teach the rest of us in their ability to drive the open source message

Finally, thank you to both Jaesuk Ahn from KT, his team (cloud team at project expert group, KT) – especially Yunbum Huh who did all the “behind the scenes work”, as well as Professor Chuck Yoo for being outstanding hosts this week. With their support, we were able to promote OpenStack to the business, academic, and government communities in four days. Not bad for a weeks work.

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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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