The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kata Containers, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Whether you are pursuing a private, public or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston
May 8-11, 2017

The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

Join the movement behind the most widely deployed open source cloud platform. Whether you are pursuing a private, hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston
May 8-11, 2017

Summit Content Categories

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day event comprised of presentations, panels, workshops, and educational opportunities through OpenStack Academy. Topics span cloud strategy and business case development to operational best practices and technical deep dives. Start planning your week by looking at the high level themes below.

Architecture & Operations

For cloud architects, operators and administrators who are looking for technical sessions--ranging from beginner to advanced--that will help you improve your current deployment, learn new tools or understand how to get an OpenStack cloud up and running.

Tracks
  • Architectural Decisions
  • Operations War Stories
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • How To & Best Practices
  • Security
  • HPC / Research
  • Telecom / NFV Operations
  • OpenStack Ops 101
  • Ops Tools
  • Community Building - Architecture & Operations *
  • Foundation Fundamentals *
  • Keynotes *
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Business & Strategy

IT leaders building their cloud business case are facing unique requirements to move faster and control costs within the bounds of industry regulations and business realities. For business decision makers and those who are interested in topics like financial impact, organizational change, and business products to enhance and support your deployment, case studies in this track are presented from a business perspective, where you can learn why and how organizations adopted OpenStack.

Tracks
  • Case Studies
  • CIO Cloud Strategy
  • Cultural & Organizational Change
  • Evaluating OpenStack
  • Products, Tools, and Services
  • Telecom & NFV Strategy
  • Community Building
  • Foundation Fundamentals *
  • Sponsored Sessions *
  • Keynotes *
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Developers

The Developers category will cover developing cloud applications, making the most of containers, delivering valuable services like big data analytics, as well as presentations and help getting started for upstream contributors. Please note that Project Updates will no longer be open to submissions through the Call for Presentations; PTLs will be programming this content for the Boston Summit.

Tracks
  • Big Data
  • Cloud App Development
  • Containers
  • Upstream Development
  • How to Contribute
  • Community Building - Developers *
  • Foundation Fundamentals *
  • Keynotes *
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Evening Events

Additional sponsored and community events for the OpenStack Summit attendees.

Tracks
  • Evening Events *
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Open Source Days

We’ve invited many open source communities to host Open Source Days at the Summit, where community leaders will present the latest on their use cases, software roadmap and progress. You can see who has signed on to participate below, and check back in March for the full agenda.

Tracks
  • Ceph Day *
  • Kubernetes Day *
  • Cloud Foundry Day *
  • OPNFV Day *
  • Open vSwitch Day *
  • OpenSwitch Day *
  • Ansible Day *
  • OpenContrail Day *
  • FD.io Day *
  • OpenDaylight Day *
  • Cloudify Day *
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OpenStack Academy

With a focus on education and training for cloud operators and application developers, the OpenStack Academy brings together hands-on workshops and day-long intensive training sessions under one roof. Workshops and trainings require an RSVP and certain pre-requisites. Bring your laptop and walk away with OpenStack skills.

Tracks
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute *
  • Intensive Training *
  • Linux Foundation Intensive Trainings *
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The Forum

At The Forum, OpenStack users and developers in equal parts gather to brainstorm the requirements for the next release, gather feedback on the past version and have strategic discussions that go beyond just one release cycle. Development teams, working groups and interested individuals will discuss release requirements, connect with community members about cross-project collaboration, and to exchange feedback between design and operations members. These are collaborative, interactive group working sessions.

* Note: these are not selected through the Call for Presentations process and submission is limited to WG chair/leader

Tracks
  • Working Groups *
  • Birds of a Feather *
  • The Forum
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* Note: these are not selected though the Call for Presentations process


All Summit Tracks

Architectural Decisions
If you are a cloud architect or involved in planning your cloud strategy, this track will discuss proven reference architectures, configuration options, workload optimization, and experienced users will share their architectures and experiences.

Big Data
Learn about specific reference architectures and use cases for big data, along with updates on relevant OpenStack projects like Sahara, which rapidly provisions Hadoop or Spark clusters for big data analysis.

Birds of a Feather
For the first time, the OpenStack Summit will formalize BoF sessions as part of the call for speakers. BoFs are not presentations or working sessions; they provide a chance for the community to gather informally around a specific topic. Topics should be non-commercial and relevant for the OpenStack community.*

* Please note: all Working Group/BoF space requests are subject to approval by the Foundation.

Case Studies
Sharing knowledge is a core value for the OpenStack community. In the case studies track, you'll hear directly from end users, service providers and application developers who are using OpenStack to address their business problems. Learn challenges, best practices and measured results.

CIO Cloud Strategy
Now that you're starting with OpenStack, tackle the details and strategy decisions, from choosing the right cloud model, planning multiple environments, optimizing costs, meeting regulatory requirements and mitigating risks.

Cloud App Development
A large community of application developers and ecosystem of development tools is growing around OpenStack. This track will be for users who are building and deploying applications on OpenStack clouds, and cover topics like automating and managing application deployment, application software configuration, SDKs, tools, PaaS and big data.

Cloudify Day

Community Building
OpenStack is a large, diverse community with more than 75 user groups, 3,000 developers contributing upstream and hundreds supporting companies. In the community building track, community leaders will share their experiences growing and maturing local communities and discuss new tools, metrics and ongoing diversity initiatives. Content in this track will be viewable across all Summit Categories and should be tailored to the appropriate audience.

Community Building - Architecture & Operations
OpenStack is a large, diverse community with more than 75 user groups, 3,000 developers contributing upstream and hundreds supporting companies. In the community building track, community leaders will share their experiences growing and maturing local communities and discuss new tools, metrics and ongoing diversity initiatives. Content in this track will be viewable across all Summit Categories and should be tailored to the appropriate audience.

Community Building - Developers
OpenStack is a large, diverse community with more than 75 user groups, 3,000 developers contributing upstream and hundreds supporting companies. In the community building track, community leaders will share their experiences growing and maturing local communities and discuss new tools, metrics and ongoing diversity initiatives. Content in this track will be viewable across all Summit Categories and should be tailored to the appropriate audience.

Containers
OpenStack provides a single platform and set of APIs for virtual machines, bare metal and containers. OpenStack is a prime deployment environment for containers, but many organizations are also starting to use containers to deploy OpenStack. In this track, learn how containers fit with OpenStack, including reference architectures, use cases and updates from OpenStack projects like Magnum, Kolla and Kuryr.

Cultural & Organizational Change
Open source success requires organizational cultures that support it. This track will discuss developing and nurturing cultures that support open source success, recruiting in the OpenStack ecosystem, and developer satisfaction.

Evaluating OpenStack
From evaluating OpenStack to planning your cloud transition, this track covers the basics of what you need to know from a business perspective to get started with OpenStack.

Evening Events

Foundation Fundamentals
Want to know how we do things? Come visit us our Foundation Fundamentals!

General

Hands-on Workshops
Hands-on Workshops offer a window into OpenStack training for operators and application developers. Sessions are typically 90 minutes and require RSVP and some prep work. Bring your laptop and walk away with OpenStack skills.

How To & Best Practices
This track is about what it takes to run OpenStack in production. Automation, upgrade management, efficient tool use, cluster management, and other topics that production users encounter and want to discuss, learn and improve. If you're already running OpenStack in production, join other users in the Forum for advanced working sessions to collaborate on enhancing the OpenStack software and ops tools.

How to Contribute
The How to Contribute track is for community members and companies interested in contributing to the OpenStack code, with a focus on the community processes, tools and best practices.

HPC / Research
HPC and HTC continue to be popular use cases for OpenStack, allowing operators to run workloads on standard hardware rather than supercomputers. In this track, we'll discuss reference architectures, best practices and case studies for high performance computing.

Intensive Training

Keynotes

Kubernetes Day
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google and is one of the highest velocity projects in the history of open source. Please join us for a day to learn about how Kubernetes is changing computing.

Networking
The networking track will feature technical presentations, use cases, design and implementation discussions relevant to cloud networking, specifically topics like SDN, scale, IPv6, policies, HA and performance.

OpenStack Ops 101
Are you new to the OpenStack ops community? The sessions in this track will give you OpenStack 101, including an overview of the technology, navigating the ops community, and using the tools of the OpenStack project.

OpenStack Upstream Institute
OpenStack Upstream Institute is an intensive program designed to share knowledge about the different ways of contributing to OpenStack like providing new features, writing documentation, participating in working groups, and so forth.

Operations War Stories
Sharing knowledge and best practices is a core value for the OpenStack community. In this track, you'll hear directly from fellow cloud architects and operators who will share their stories from the trenches and lessons learned.

Ops Tools
OpenStack provides cloud infrastructure services, but there are many other tools that come into play when operating a full cloud environment. In this track, you'll learn from fellow operators and cloud experts about popular open source and commercial tools, including monitoring, billing, lifecycle management, and more.

Products, Tools, and Services
How do your existing tools mix with OpenStack? How do tools your dev team is asking for fit within an OpenStack framework? Sessions in this track will answer the "OpenStack and..." question from a business perspective. OpenStack is surrounded by a vibrant network of tools and services, and in this track you'll come to understand what's possible, what's best practice, and where to go from here.

Project Updates
Hear directly from technical contributors and project leads on the latest features and project roadmaps.

Security
Technical presentations, design and implementation discussions relevant to security and OpenStack.

Sponsored Sessions

Storage
The storage track will feature technical presentations, use cases, design and implementation discussions relevant to cloud storage and OpenStack.

Telecom & NFV Strategy
86% of global telecoms report OpenStack important to their success. In this track, telecoms will cover the value of OpenStack and open source standards to address leading use cases like IoT, NFV and 5G.

Telecom / NFV Operations
This track will cover technical presentations, design and implementation discussions relevant to telecom operators and architects. Navigate the growing telecom ecosystem of emerging projects, cross-community collaboration and leading use cases.

The Forum
At The Forum, OpenStack users and developers in equal parts gather to brainstorm the requirements for the next release, gather feedback on the past version and have strategic discussions that go beyond just one release cycle. Development teams, working groups and interested individuals will discuss release requirements, connect with community members about cross-project collaboration, and to exchange feedback between design and operations members. These are collaborative, interactive group working sessions.

Upstream Development
Upstream development sessions are targeted toward prospective and existing contributors, to discover new processes, learn about common cross-project features or libraries you should adopt in your project, or share best development practices.

Working Groups
This track is meant for established OpenStack community working groups to organize meetings, share reports and findings. These are primarily collaborative working sessions rather than presentations.*

* Please note: all Working Group/BoF space requests are subject to approval by the Foundation.