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OpenStack® Foundation Sets 2020 Event Agenda to Advance Open Collaboration, Solve Technical Challenges in Automation, Large-Scale Ops and Containers

Community to gather in Vancouver and Berlin around Airship, Kata Containers, StarlingX, OpenStack, Zuul and other open source projects with aim to solve issues in popular open infrastructure use cases. 

AUSTIN, Texas—February 5, 2020—The OpenStack Foundation has opened registration for its next community event, OpenDev + PTG, to be held June 8-11, 2020, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. OpenDev + PTG  is a new collaborative event gathering developers, system architects and operators to address common open source infrastructure challenges.

OpenDev Programming at the Event
The OpenDev portion will include discussion-oriented sessions focused on exploration of specific problems that share common architectures, with the goal of collaborating around potential community-driven solutions. This OpenDev event will be organized around tracks spanning open source projects and communities, including Airship, Ansible, Ceph, Kata Containers, Kubernetes, OpenStack, StarlingX, and Zuul.

Tracks at the OpenDev event include:

  1. Hardware Automation
  2. Large-scale Usage of Open Source Infrastructure Software
  3. Containers in Production 
  4. Key Challenges for Open Source

PTG Programming at the Event
The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) portion will leverage the output of the OpenDev event, exploring specific software enhancements and integration points that can equip these projects with capabilities to enable the solutions developed in OpenDev. Participants in the PTG will be upstream contributors and leaders of a diversity of open infrastructure projects, both within the OpenStack Foundation community and beyond. Practices will be explored by project teams, SIGs and other working groups that will be provided dedicated space to get work done and maximize the efficiency of the time they spend in Vancouver.

2020 Open Infrastructure Summit
The next Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit) will take place October 19-23 at the Berlin Congress Center in Berlin, Germany. The global event will bring community leaders and speakers from around the world and will provide an important opportunity for developers worldwide—and especially in Europe—to collaborate in person with developers from the global community. The Summit will also feature a PTG event to plan the next release of OpenStack as well as other open infrastructure projects.

The Open Infrastructure Summit brings together influential business decision makers, infrastructure architects and open source developers from around the world and across more than 30 different open source communities. Professionals from many industries, including financial services, government, manufacturing, telecom and IT, rely on open infrastructure to run their business, and the Summit is where they collaborate.

Sponsorship Information 
Sponsoring these events will help ensure the continued growth and success of open infrastructure projects. A sponsorship prospectus for OpenDev + PTG is now available, and the Summit prospectus will be available in the upcoming months. If your organization is interested in participating and supporting the open infrastructure community, please contact [email protected].

“The 2020 open infrastructure event lineup is designed to meet specific community needs for events that allow productive collaboration and focus on desired outcomes,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation. “The Vancouver event is designed to facilitate collaboration among developers to solve particular technical challenges, and the Berlin event is focused on bringing the voices of users and developers together to set priorities, hear keynotes on advanced use cases, and learn more about what the vendor community has to offer operators of open infrastructure.” 

About the OpenStack® Foundation 
The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) supports the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally, across a community of over 100,000 individuals in 187 countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice, including datacenter cloud, edge computing, AI/Machine Learning, CI/CD and container infrastructure. 

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