User Group Newsletter – September 2017

Sydney Summit news

Let’s get excited! The Sydney Summit is getting close, and is less than 30 days away!!

Get all your important information in this Summit guide. It includes suggestions about where to stay, featured speakers, a Summit timeline and much more.

The schedule is LIVE! Plan it via the website or on the go with the Summit app. Stuck on where to start with your schedule? See the best of what the Sydney Summit has to offer with this Superuser article.


*All* non-Australian residents will need a visa to travel to Australia (including United States citizens). Click here for more information


The Forum is where  (users and developers) gather to brainstorm the requirements for the next release, gather feedback on the past version and have strategic discussions that go beyond just one release cycle.

The Forum schedule brainstorming is well underway! Check out the link below for key dates.

You can read more about the Forum here.

#HacktheStack – Cloud App Hackathon

Join us for Australia’s first OpenStack Application Hackathon Nov 3-5, 2017 at Doltone House in Australia’s Technology park, the weekend prior to the OpenStack Summit Sydney.

This 3-day event is organized by the local OpenStack community and welcomes students and professionals to hack the stack using the most popular open infrastructure platforms and application orchestration tools such as OpenShift (Kubernetes and Docker container orchestrator), Cloudify (TOSCA and Docker app orchestrator) and Agave (Science-as-a-Service gateway), in addition to the premier Open Source Infrastructure-as-a-Service: OpenStack!

There are great opportunities to get involved! You can sign up as a participant or share your expertise as a mentor. There are also some fantastic sponsorship opportunities available.

Click for more information here


2018 Summit news – Save the dates!

Back by popular demand, Vancouver is our first Summit destination in 2018. Mark your calendar for May 21-24, 2018.

Our second summit for 2018 will be heading to Berlin! Save the dates for November 13-15th!

New User Groups

We welcome our newest User Groups!

Looking for your local user group or want to start one in your area? Head to the groups portal.


Did you miss OpenDev? Read a great event summary here.

Catch up on all the talks with the event videos here.


OpenStack Days  

OpenStack Days bring together hundreds of IT executives, cloud operators and technology providers to discuss cloud computing and learn about OpenStack. The regional events are organized and hosted annually by local OpenStack user groups and companies in the ecosystem, and are often one or two-day events with keynotes, breakout sessions and even workshops. It’s a great opportunity to hear directly from prominent OpenStack leaders, learn from user stories, network and get plugged into your local community.

See when and where the upcoming OpenStack Days are happening.


OpenStack Marketing Portal

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

How to install the OpenStack Horizon Dashboard

How to get more involved in OpenStack

How to make your Summit talk a big success

How to deliver network services at the edge

Kickstart your OpenStack skills with an Outreachy Internship


Have you got a story for Superuser? Write to editor[at]


On a sad note…a farewell

Last week, an extremely valued member of our community, Tom Fifield, announced his departure as Community Manager from the OpenStack Foundation.

Tom, we thank you for your amazing industrious efforts over the last five years! Your work has contributed to culminating in the healthy community we have today, across more than 160 countries, where users and developers collaborate to make clouds better for the work that matters.

Thank you Tom!!

Read his full announcement here


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