February 28th, 2012 — 4:17am
Last Friday February 24 at the Harbour View Hotel in Sydney the Australian OpenStack User Group had a special meetup with James Williams, CIO of NASA AMES Research Centre. For those not in the know James and AMES had a key role in the establishment of Nebula and OpenStack.
Last week we heard James was in the country for a conference and was passing through Sydney, so an invitation to meet the User Group was extended and James graciously accepted at very short notice. James’ enthusiastic evangelism for OpenStack was very inspiring and everyone attending managed to get a chat in. On behalf of the Australian OpenStack User Group and the evening’s sponsor Aptira, thanks to James for fitting us into his hectic schedule.
More pictures are available over at TechWorld.
Head to our Australian Meetup group to get involved, or join the AU Google group.
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April 27th, 2011 — 12:57am
The first day of the OpenStack event in Santa Clara, CA has finally ended (at least for me) and here are some event highlights as well as some great pictures taken by various community members.
- Gordon Mangione of Citrix Systems talks about his keynote today – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGnuECnfFE
- Attendance – Just over 400 people attended the event today
- OpenStack Community donates $15,000 from event registration to Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund
- Other Keynote Speakers – Jim Curry from Rackspace – Ryan Lane from Wikimedia – James Williams from NASA – Neal Sample from eBay
- Nati Shalom from GigaSpaces – PaaS on OpenStack Slides- http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/344639/PaaS-on-OpenStack
- All keynote sessions taped – anticipate posting videos and slides next week
Crowd in Networking for OpenStack Presentation
Lunch in great California weather
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February 10th, 2011 — 5:07pm
Another video of a lightening talk from the OpenStack Meetup last week in Santa Clara, CA.
OpenStack Lighting Talks: Chris C. Kemp, NASA CTO from OpenStack on Vimeo.
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November 10th, 2010 — 6:00pm
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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