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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 Design Summit Business Track

November 1st, 2010 — 1:55pm

I am pleased to announce the Design Summit Business Track held on Day 1 and 2 of the event next week. The Technical Track is being developed by the development community and will be run real-time at the event itself. Please note that last minute changes can and do occur with any event schedule so please understand that this plan is as close to final as possible.

Event registration is still open at http://openstack.org/register.

DAY 1 MORNING : General Session

General Session: The summit opening presentations provide a high level overview of the  OpenStack project from the Chief Stacker as well as the latest insight from Rackspace and NASA on their contributions and plans. It is also a pleasure to welcome Joe Tobolski to  present his views on the impact of OpenStack on enterprise computing. Finally, Jonathan Bryce offers insight into the Architecture Board, its new members, and role within  the OpenStack community. Welcome to OpenStack Design Summit and please be sure to take advantage of all the networking opportunities as well as sessions planned for your benefit.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
9:00 – 9:30 Jim Curry (OpenStack) Welcome and State of OpenStack
9:30 – 10:00 Mark Interrante (Rackspace) Rackspace and OpenStack
10:00 – 10:45 Jesse Andrews / Josh McKenty (Anso Labs) NASA Nebula
10:45 – 11:30 Joe Tobolski (Accenture) OpenStack in the Enterprise
11:30 – Noon Jonathan Bryce (OpenStack) Architecture Board Overview

DAY 1 AFTERNOON: Business of Clouds & OpenStack Community

Business of Clouds & OpenStack Community: The first half of this afternoon’s business track illuminates how cloud computing impacts business with a general overview from David Lemphers, Director of Cloud  Computing at PWC followed by a real-world consolidation example from Christian Reilly at Bechtel. The afternoon sessions provide OpenStack community discussions, describing how our open  source project is taking shape. These sessions are a chance for the community to discuss critical issues such as our trademark policy, our brand, and our community documentation.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
1:30 – 2:15 David Lemphers (PWC) Business Impacts of Cloud Deployments
2:15 – 3:00 Christian Reilly (Bechtel) Why a Major Int’l Construction Company Needs a Cloud?
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 Stephen Spector (OpenStack) OpenStack Trademark Policy Proposal
4:00 – 4:30 Mark Collier / Lauren Sell (OpenStack) Building the OpenStack Brand Together
4:30 – 5:00 Anne Gentle (OpenStack) Content Stackers

DAY 2 MORNING:  Deploying OpenStack

Deploying OpenStack Series:  When you’re thinking of deploying an OpenStack Cloud there are plenty of decisions to make, from hardware purchases to software integrations. These sessions will answer questions like, “What if I just want to build a Proof of Concept… what’s the minimum recommended  configuration?  How much automation can I achieve at the bare metal level? What about networking?  How do I integrate a private OpenStack cloud into my existing IT infrastructure from directory  services to authentication?” Answer these questions and explore considerations with Martin Casado  from Nicira Networks, Joe Arnold from Cloud Scaling, and Bret Piatt from Rackspace providing  insight and guiding discussions.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:00 – 8:45 Bret Piatt (OpenStack) Deploying OpenStack: Background
8:45 – 9:30 Martin Casado (Nicira Networks) Deploying OpenStack: Networking Considerations and Future Directions
9:30 – 10:00 BREAK
10:00 – 10:45 Bret Piatt (OpenStack) Deploying OpenStack: Compute
10:45 – 11:30 Joe Arnold (Cloudscaling) Deploying OpenStack: Object Storage

DAY 2 AFTERNOON: Extending OpenStack Community & Getting to Work

Extending OpenStack Community & Getting to Work: Presentations from Cloudscaling and Cloudkick provide a view on how service providers and user groups can work with the OpenStack community to benefit all involved. The business track concludes with a call to action from Jim Curry with key take-aways from  these two days of sessions along with a short “next action” list of activities for attendees to start getting things done. Finally, let’s discuss the current OpenStack governance policy so that community members have an opportunity to mold the existing plan. At the end of day two, we’ll send you off to the unleash OpenStack community energy and build open standard clouds.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
1:30 – 2:15 Andrew Shafer (Cloudscaling) OpenStack and Service Providers
2:15 – 3:00 Alex Polvi (Cloudkick) OpenStack User Groups
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 Jim Curry (OpenStack) Call to Action: ENGAGE
4:00 – 4:30 Mark Collier (OpenStack) OpenStack Governance Discussion

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OpenStack Design Summit Business Track Coming into Focus

October 18th, 2010 — 11:45am

Registration for the Nov 9 – 12, 2010 continues to move along nicely as more and more  technologists, business leaders, and developers from companies such as Accenture, Bechtel, BMC Software, Canonical, Cloudkick, Cloudscaling, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Disney, Korea Telecom, NASA, NTT, PWC, Rackspace, and Samsung to name just a few are already registered. I strongly encourage you to consider attending this event and register soon as we do have a 300 attendee quota based on facility maximums. Registration is at http://openstack.org/register.

The Business Track is taking shape nicely and I want to provide an early preview to further peak your interest in this event.

DAY ONE

- General Session: Hear from Jim Curry, Chief Stacker of OpenStack and Rick Clark, Chief Architect
of OpenStack on the status of OpenStack and its associated technologies. NASA and Accenture are also
scheduled to present during the General Session.

- Afternoon Session: Hear from David Lemphers of PWC on the business of deploying cloud solutions as
well as guest speakers from other leading cloud vendors enagaging with OpenStack. The OpenStack marketing team will also present the latest on the Trademark Policy and discuss the OpenStack brand and how the community can work together to gain further momentum for the brand.

DAY TWO
- Morning Session: Planning and OpenStack deployment is the focus of the morning sessions. Various
speakers and discussion groups are being assembled to fulfil the agenda and ensure attendees are
educated properly in the requirments of deploying the various OpenStack technologies.

- Afternoon Session: Integrating OpenStack with existing IT solutions is the focus of the afternoon
sessions. It is critical that the OpenStack solution play in not only the open source sandbox but
also Enterprise solutions for maximum customer flexibility and enablement. Again, this track is
being planned at this time.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jim Curry, Chief Stacker OpenStack
  • Rick Clark, Chief Architect OpenStack
  • Soo Choi, Anso Labs
  • Joe Tobolski, Infrastructure Lab Lead, Director of Development, Accenture Technology Labs
  • David Lemphers, Director Cloud Computing, PricewaterhouseCoopers

If you are interested in speaking at this Design Summit or have something unique to offer the community around the proposed Business Track plan please contact [email protected]. The community is always interested in hearing from as many members as possible.

See everyone in a few weeks in San Antonio.openstack.org

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