Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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Making Meetup Magic: Growing the OpenStack Community Through Local Events

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 group 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. 

In this continuation of a talk that began at OpenStack Summit Austin, hear what’s made four of the leading meetup organizers in the U.S. so successful and how you can translate that success to your local meetups. They’ll cover the logistics of having sponsors as speakers, explore the pros and cons of streaming live meetups, talk about how to diversify our community, and answer all of your burning questions.

What can I expect to learn?

Budgeting, logistics best practices, content and activity guidelines, soliciting speakers and sponsors, dos and don'ts, etc.

Thursday, October 27, 5:30pm-6:10pm (3:30pm - 4:10pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Cisco, Events Marketing Manager
Gary Kevorkian is a 35+ year veteran of the tech industry having worked at a variety of software, hardware, and internet companies. Gary became a part of the OpenStack community when he joined Metacloud (now part of Cisco) in 2013. In addition to serving as key member of the core marketing function driving events and awareness for OpenStack, Gary also leads the OpenStack LA User Group. You can... FULL PROFILE
Rubrik, Technical Marketing Engineer
Ken is a Technology Marketing Engineer and Cloud Solutions Architect who is passionate about helping customers with building great solutions leveraging technologies such as VMware, OpenStack, AWS, Azure and containers. He lives in New York City where he can indulge in his love of great food from all around the world. You can follow Ken on Twitter @kenhuiny. FULL PROFILE
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Portworx, Director, Developer Marketing, Community Architect
Lisa-Marie Namphy is one of the OpenStack Ambassadors for the USA and an active member of the OSF Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. Lisa also organizes and runs the SF Bay Cloud Native Open Infrastructure User Group, personally hosting the meetup for the past 8 years. Lisa has been a long time contributor, advocate (and fan) of open source software. In her “day job” Lisa most... FULL PROFILE