We’re getting excited as the Sydney Summit draws closer. Don’t miss out on your early bird tickets, sales end September 1. Find your Summit pocket guide here. It includes information about where to stay, featured speakers, a Summit timeline, the OpenStack Academy and much more.
An important note regarding travel. All non-Australian residents will need a visa to travel to Australia (including United States citizens). Click here for more information
Travel Support Program
The Superuser Awards recognize teams using OpenStack to meaningfully improve business and differentiate in a competitive industry, while also contributing back to the community. Nominations for the OpenStack Summit Sydney Superuser Awards are open and will be accepted through midnight Pacific Time September 8. Find out more information via this Superuser article.
Make your voice heard in the User survey. It’s available in 7 languages (Chinese (traditional & simplified), Japanese, Korean, German, Indonesian). Submissions close on the 11th of August. Complete it here.
User Committee Elections
The User Committee Elections are right around the corner. Active user contributors (AUCs) — including operators, contributors, event organizers and working group members, are invited to apply. Nominations open July 31 and close on August 11th. Find out all you need know with this Superuser article.
Boston Summit recap
We hope you all enjoyed the Boston Summit in May. Catch up on the sessions you weren’t able to see, via the OpenStack Foundation’s YouTube channel.
Certified OpenStack Administrator exam
OpenStack skills are in high demand as thousands of companies around the world adopt and productize OpenStack. The COA is the first professional certification offered by the OpenStack Foundation. It’s designed to help companies identify top talent in the industry, and help job seekers demonstrate their skills. For more information, head to the COA website. You can also check out this video.
Call for Papers
There are a number of call for papers for upcoming events:
- SuperComputing 17
Deadline to submit is July 31
Deadline to submit is August 21
- OpenStack Days Canada
- Deadline to submit is August 30
There are a number of upcoming OpenStack Days this year across the globe. See the full calendar here.
New User Groups
Welcome to our new user groups!
Looking for your local user group or want to start one in your area? Head to the groups portal.
Looking for speakers?
If you’re looking for speakers for your upcoming event or meetup, check out the OpenStack Speakers Bureau. It contains a fantastic repository of contacts, including information such as their past talks, languages spoken, country of origin and travel preferences.
Find that next great opportunity via the OpenStack Jobs Portal.
Are you following the Foundation on social media? Check out each of our channels today.
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