OpenStack Events Update

OpenStack will be represented at several industry conferences this summer, and community members across the world are hosting regional OpenStack days.  Below are some highlights from the event schedule,  including how you can sponsor or participate.

Global OpenStack Days
OpenStack Israel 2012 | May 30 | Tel Aviv, Israel
More than 250 people are registered for the inaugural OpenStack event in Israel with speakers from Alcatel-Lucent, Dome9, GigaSpaces, IBM, Rackspace, Radware and StackOps.

OpenStack in Action! 2 | May 31 |  Paris, France
Following the successful OpenStack in Action event last September, the production-ready themed day has speakers from Dell, Canonical, Cisco, eNovance, Hastexo and Rackspace.

Global Essex Deploy Day | May 31 |  Various Locations
The OpenStack Deploy hack-a-thon focuses on automation for deploying OpenStack Essex with Dell Crowbar and Opscode Chef. The day-long, global event is still seeking local hosts and sponsors if you are interested in participating.

OpenStack Meeting Brazil | June 20 | Sao Paulo, Brazil
The first OpenStack event taking place in Brazil will feature speakers from and StackOps, who will discuss their experiences deploying OpenStack.

You can find more upcoming events at, or add your own by sending the title/date/location/link to [email protected].

Industry Conferences & Sponsorship Opportunities
OSCON | July 16-20 | Portland, OR
OpenStack launched at OSCON 2010, and for the first time OSCON will host an OpenStack-focused day, Tuesday, July 17. Like last year, the OpenStack community will have a big presence at the event, and you can get involved as a co-sponsor. We will have a 20×20 OpenStack pavilion in the expo hall available to 8 exhibitors, and will also be hosting an evening event and producing giveaways. And if you are already sponsoring OSCON, you can still get involved without committing to the pavilion.  The prospectus and agreement are available if you are interested in sponsoring (due June 11), otherwise we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Linux Foundation CloudOpen | August 29-31 | San Diego, CA
The first CloudOpen conference will be co-located with LinuxCon, and we are exploring a sponsorship and possible expo hall pavilion similar to OSCON. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact [email protected], and we will post more details as soon as they are confirmed. Please note speaking submissions are due June 1.

Gartner Symposium & ITxpo | October 21-15 | Orlando, FL
Several companies have expressed interest in sponsoring OpenStack activities at Gartner IT Expo. If you are interested or have ideas, please contact [email protected]. It might be an event we look at more closely in 2013.

Next OpenStack Design Summit & Conference
We’re already looking forward to the next OpenStack Design Summit & Conference, scheduled for the week of October 15, 2012.  We’ll schedule an online meeting in the next few weeks to gather feedback as we start making plans.

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