Austin
April 25-29, 2016

Event Details


OpenStack Strategy - How to Achieve our Mission

The mission of OpenStack is:    "To produce the ubiquitous Open Source Cloud Computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable."    Most Stackers work for individual companies with their own

"To produce the ubiquitous Open Source Cloud Computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable."    Most Stackers work for individual companies with their own

Most Stackers work for individual companies with their own OpenStack-powered products and services. What if, for just one hour, we all took off our collective corporate hats (for those who wear them) and focused on what long-term strategies will allow us to achieve OpenStack's mission? No we aren't talking about doing a SWOT analysis. We'll talk about the market, competition and OpenStack's current assets and vulnerabilities. From there we will begin a brainstorming session to develop potential strategies to guide OpenStack over a multi-year timeframe. All are welcome, whether you are a developer, user, product manager, operator or business person.


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees should expect to participate. This will be an interactive session where we will briefly review the current state, and then collaboratively brainstorm long-term strategies. By the end of the session, we should have coalesced around one particular set of strategies with actionable items to pursue and next steps.

Wednesday, April 27, 3:30pm-4:10pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Rackspace
Kenny Johnston is the Director of Product for Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC). Kenny was a previous core member of the OpenStack Product Work Group. He brings more than five years of experience with OpenStack, having joined Rackspace from HP’s Helion OpenStack Distribution. Kenny is passionate about the importance of and challenges in open-sourced projects. Kenny lives in Leawood, Kansas... FULL PROFILE
Mine, Independent
Carol is a 30+ yr high tech veteran, currently working within the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. She has broad software development experience ranging from weapon control systems on submarines to web based kids games to data center applications. She’s held many roles in her career including: Software Engineer, Engineering Manager, Business Development, Technology... FULL PROFILE