Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

Lessons from the Community: What I've Learned as an OpenStack Day Organizer

With over 25 OpenStack Days slated for 2016 and the numbers rising for 2017, an increasing number of OpenStack community members are becoming involved as organizers for these events. You will hear the important lessons learned by several OpenStack Days organizers from around the world.

In this panel discussion, you will:

  • Learn about initial expectations for planning an OpenStack Days event.
  • Explore enabling more diversity and inclusion with speakers and attendees for each event.
  • Receive advice on soliciting speakers and sponsors for an event.
  • Discuss challenges that presented themselves during several different OpenStack Days events.
  • Lessoned learned and advice for prospective OpenStack Days organizers.

This discussion will share the various experiences of organizers from different corners of the OpenStack ecosystem to highlight their learnings and hands on experiences.  

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees can expect to gain practical takeaways for planning and executing a community organized event based on the advice of current OpenStack Day organizers. 

Wednesday, October 26, 3:55pm-4:35pm (1:55pm - 2:35pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tags: Community
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Director of Marketing
  Sharone is the Director of Marketing for Cloudify at GigaSpaces Technologies. In her spare time she helps drive other local communities, including the OpenStack Israel community through the  OpenStack & Beyond Podcast, the local meetup group, and has established the OpenStack Global Community Facebook group and Slack, alongside the DevOps Israel community - as well as helps... FULL PROFILE
Sriram Subramanian is currently Director of Customer Success at Ormuco Inc (, where he redefines customer success models to cater to cloud-native organizations. Previously he was the Founder/ CEO of CloudDon, a strategic advisory firm enabling Modern Enterprise IT Transformations. He covers open cloud/ container ecosystems and frequently writes/ speaks about challenges and best... FULL PROFILE
  Haidee McMahon has over 20 years in software development, with previous leadership roles in multi-national companies Analog Devices and EDS, and C-executive role in SaaS start-up company Tranzaura.  Haidee now works in Intel in the SDN/NFV division helping to drive the network transformation and the acceleration of NFV in Cloud,... FULL PROFILE
Community Manager & PR
From financial accountant to open source technologies lover. Hana Sulcova works in tcp cloud as Account Manager, responsible for connecting key business contatct, identifying opportunities and developing logn-term relationships with customers and partners. Focus on ensuring the timely and successful delivery of tcp cloud  solutions to customers and satisfied their needs and... FULL PROFILE
Huawei, Head of Global Business Development VP, Huawei IT Product Line, BD Strategy
I am an IT technology professional with a passion for community and partnership building. I'm very fortunate to live in the Silicon Valley area where I obtained a graduate degree in Computer Science, and extensive training in both engineering and business from successful companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle,, Savvis/Centurylink, and now Huawei. For the last 10+ years,... FULL PROFILE