OpenStack Cloud Computing is much more than technology. It’s a community. And our community wasn’t built by accident! Building and growing this amazing community has been a result of the very deliberate efforts of some extremely dedicated people, as well as crucial community tools like GitHub, IRC, Stack Overflow, Google Hangout, and Twitter. Great OpenStack meetups are powerful. They foster a collaborative, inclusive environment, focused on important issues to the developers and users who make OpenStack tick. Across the world, individual leaders are finding a remedy for the detachment that sometimes plagues remote workers by hosting sanctioned OpenStack Meetups to share and exchange information. Come meet 4 of the top OpenStack Community Managers and OpenStack meetup organizers and hear how they have managed to grow and nurture this vibrant community. Learn best practices and tips and tricks for starting meetups in your area, and retaining your devoted followers.
In this session you will hear from the organizers of the world’s largest OpenStack user groups, the tools they use, and how they have manage to build and retain the largest most vivrant global user communities (and local ones in their own back yards). Presented by: Lisa-Marie Namphy & Sean Roberts (SFBay, 5500 members), Tassoula Kokkoris (Seattle, 1300 members), and Gary Kevorkian (LA, 900 members). In the famous words of Mother Teresa “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”