User Group Newsletter August 2017

Sydney Summit

Don’t miss out on your early bird tickets, sales end September 8 at 11:59pm PT . Find all you need to know in this Summit guide. 

It includes information about where to stay, featured speakers, a Summit timeline 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

Final chance to complete the User Survey!

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the OpenStack User Survey, the deadline has been extended to this Friday, August 18. If you’re running OpenStack, this is your chance to anonymously share feedback.

Fill out the survey here. 


Interested in Edge Computing? Join us for OpenDev, a new collaborative working event at DogPatch Studios in San Francisco, September 7-8. Tickets are just $100 for the two-day event, get yourself registered here!


The event will feature real world Edge use case demos from Verizon, AT&T and eBay in addition to updates from industry pioneers including Satya from Carnegie Mellon who’s doing cutting “edge” research. Program committee includes Beth Cohen (Verizon) Kandan Kathirvel (AT&T), Chris Price (Ericsson), Andrew Mitry (Walmart) and Gregory Katsaros (Inmarsat). Participating open tech groups include OpenStack, Open Edge Computing, ETSI MEC, OPNFV, Kubernetes and others.


As cloud architectures continue to evolve, compute is being pushed to the Edge in telecom, retail, research and other industries. This represents a huge opportunity for open infrastructure, so we’re meeting to talk about how to assemble and integrate the components needed to meet Edge requirements. The event is designed to facilitate collaboration at a technical level with productive, working group discussions, in addition to lightning talk presentations on Edge use cases. There will be a range of sessions that are collaborative, led by moderators who dive into specific topics. View the schedule line-up here.


Questions? Contact events [at]

OpenStack Days

Check out the upcoming OpenStack Days around the globe! See the full calendar here.

Great news! The OpenStack Upstream Institute will be running at the OpenStack Days UK and OpenStack Nordic events. 


CFP closing soon!


  • CloudNativeCon/KubeCon
  • OpenStack Days Canada



Marketing Portal Content

There is some fantastic OpenStack Foundation content available on the Marketing Portal.

This includes materials like

  • OpenStack 101 slide deck
  • 2017 OpenStack Highlights & Stats presentation
  • Collateral for events (Sticker and T-Shirt designs)


Latest from Superuser


Some fantastic articles have been published in the last few weeks, with some featuring you, the user groups! Check them out below:

OpenStack’s 7th Birthday


OpenStack User Group spotlight: Phoenix


OpenStack User Group spotlight: Canada


How to navigate new cultures in an open, diverse community


OpenStack User spotlight: CERN


Learn OpenStack: A new community site


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