April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Tips from Community Managers: Effective Strategies for Building a Vibrant User and Developer Community

An active and engaged community of developers and users is essential to the success of any open source project and OpenStack is no exception.  In the talk, four community managers who come from different corners of the OpenStack ecosystems share their learnings and hands on experiences.  They will also offer advice to people who are looking to expand the engagement and reach of their communities.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees can expect to take away practical tips regarding community engagment. 

Tuesday, April 26, 4:40pm-5:20pm (9:40pm - 10:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
VP, Marketing @ Tesora FULL PROFILE
Cloud Evangelist
Stephen Spector is a HPE Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing... FULL PROFILE
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As a frequent speaker, podcaster, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry both on... FULL PROFILE
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as a Developer Advocate/Architect with a mission to help developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Kubernetes, Azure, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its... FULL PROFILE
Gigaspaces Technologies
Sharone Zitzman leads the Cloudify open source community at GigaSpaces, as well as takes an active part in leading the OpenStack and DevOps communities in Israel, starting with the OpenStack Israel local event, and groups, through DevOps Days Tel Aviv, and the DevOps Israel meetup.  You can find her on Linkedin or Twitter.   FULL PROFILE