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OpenStack Conference and Design Summit -Day 1 Recap

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

Morning Keynotes

Crowd in Networking for OpenStack Presentation

Lunch in great California weather

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OpenStack Conference is OPEN EVENT – Overflow Policy and Process

April 18th, 2011 — 4:21pm

Next week is the OpenStack Conference and Design Summit sponsored by Citrix in Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency. For those of you who have been following the registration saga, we originally planned a 350 attendee event based on the Fall event in San Antonio with 250 attendees; however demand for this event has been outstanding and we currently have 400 registrants with around 100 people on the waiting list. As an open community, we have searched for a mechanism that can allow us to have everyone who wants to attend be at the event while still managing to the hotel maximum. Thus, we have made some decisions on how the event can remain open to all interested parties while still managing to the budget and maximum size set by the hotel.

At this time, the OpenStack community is declaring the event open to any attendee wishing to be at the facility with several restrictions in place for attendees not currently registered for the event or on the current waiting list.


  • All attendees not registered or on the waiting list will need to register at the Welcome Desk with name, email, and organization. We need to track all people who are at the event; even those not registered. Unfortunately, we will not have any deliverables available to hand out to these registrants. You will be designated as an unregistered-attendee.
  • All food service including meals, snacks, and access to the developer lounge will be for registered attendees only WITH A BADGE; BADGES will be checked at all event functions
  • All “official” evening parties hosted during the OpenStack event are also for registered attendees only WITH A BADGE
  • All sessions are for registered attendees with a BADGE with any remaining slots in a room made available for an unregistered-attendee (see below for more information on this process)


  • All session rooms will be filled up by registered attendees with a badge
  • At the start of each session, all available seats will then be made available to unregistered-attendees so they can attend that session
  • Unregistered-attendees will go to a specific room at least 1 hour before any session to request access to a specific session by sitting in a specified location and waiting your turn. Once open seats are identified, people will be taken from that room based on their seating in the waiting room. We believe this method will allow as many unregistered-attendees as possible to attend various sessions

We appreciate the desire of many people to attend this event but are simply unable to accommodate the numbers currently planning to attend based on budget and space limitations. We hope this announced process still provides access to attendees wishing to take part but unable to register as we are sold out. I am a big believer in the benefit of the “hallway discussions” that occur during events and believe that opening up the event will encourage even more community members to share ideas with a variety of people leading to a more open and friendly community.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly or we can discuss further at the event next week.

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OpenStack Conference / Design Summit : Announcing Service Provider Track

March 15th, 2011 — 9:32am

I am pleased to announce the confirmation of a new track at the OpenStack Conference / Design Summit next month on April 26 – 29, 2011. Bernard Golden, CEO of HyperStratus, virtualization and cloud blogger on CIO.com, and author of “Virtualization for Dummies” has agreed to host a unique track for service providers deploying or planning to deploy an OpenStack cloud based on OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. This track has confirmed speakers from KT, Cloudscaling, and Mach Technologies along with a roundtable discussion hosted by Bernard to further engage the service provider community in best practices for going to market with OpenStack.

The current agenda for this track is listed below:

  • OpenStack Clouds, Bernard Golden (HyperStratus)
  • Delivering OpenStack Object Storage to the People, Jaesuk Ahn (KT) and Andrew Shafer (Cloudscaling)
  • Integrated Managed Services NG Stack via OpenStack,  Paul Pettigrew (CEO, Mach Technology )
  • Commercialization of OpenStack Object Storage, Joe Arnold (Cloudscaling)
  • Group Discussion on Service Provider Plans and Initiatives Leveraging OpenStack hosted by Bernard Golden

Event registration for the OpenStack Conference / Design Summit is here. I look forward to this track at the upcoming event as OpenStack moves from the development to deployment phase.

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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)



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


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


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



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


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


9:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00              Lunch


1:00 – 4:50

5:00 – 6:00                Guest Speaker

7:30 – LATE               Unofficial Pub Crawl in Palo Alto

Day 2


9:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00              Lunch


1:00 – 6:00

7:00 – 10:00              Developer Party – TBD

Day 3


9:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00              Lunch


1:00 – 4:30

Lighting Talks

4:30  – 6:00               Open

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