May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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

Ambassador Community Report

Meet with the ambassadors on this session where they will introduce the improvements of the last half year and share their feelings and experience about the community.

If you are a user group organizer you must be there, and feel free to share your thoughts and feelings with us!

OpenStack Ambassadors connect the user groups to the Foundation. They help initialize the groups and guide them to grow.

Ambassadors launch some actions during the last release cycle:
- New ambassadors introduction
- OpenStack community report
- Status update on official groups
- What is the size of the community
- Global and regional trends
- Introduce new groups
- Updates on speaker bureau
- Recommended practices for starting and running communities
- Process
- Updates on user groups since Barcelona
- Groups portal
- Overview
- Results
- Welcome pack and OpenStack shop
- Q&A

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will discover how to grow communities and get help from the OpenStack Foundation.

Wednesday, May 10, 5:20pm-6:00pm (9:20pm - 10:00pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Red Hat
Erwan is Product Manager in the Red Hat Cloud Platforms business unit. Erwan is leading the product management and business strategy for Red Hat OpenStack Platform Compute, HPC, Hardware Accelerators and Machine Learning. Erwan is Ambassador of the OpenStack Foundation for Europe. As CTO of a web media group he has built high traffic platforms based on open source technologies, he has created a... FULL PROFILE
Cockroach Labs, Head of Developer Relations
Lisa-Marie Namphy is one of the OpenStack Ambassadors for the USA and an active member of the OSF Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. Lisa is also a Kubernetes Ambassador. Lisa organizes and runs the SF Bay OpenStack and the Cloud Native Containers User Groups, personally hosting the meetups for the past 9 years. Lisa has been a long time contributor, advocate (and fan) of open source... FULL PROFILE
He is a board member of Japan OpenStack User Group and a chairman / founder of OpenStack Days Tokyo. His mission is to provide the elastic and secure cloud infrastructure with Hybrid cloud technologies to the market.   He is working with OpenStack project since 2011. He also is one of the member of OpenStack Ambassador and contributing the Asian OpenStack User Group development as an... FULL PROFILE
OpenStack Ambassador, founder of Hungarian OpenStack user group, co-organizer of OpenStack CEE Day event and active contributor of multiple OpenStack projects. Marton have a background in the telecommunication sector, he was a CTO for a Telenor owned company and managed the operation and development areas in Central Europe and Asia. Actually he is working at Aptira as a GM for the EU region. FULL PROFILE
NEC Corporation
Akira is the maintainer of the web site of Japan OpenStack User Group ( ). He is leading OpenStack study meetups in Japan since 2012, JOSUG events like OpenStack Advent calendar, translation activities of OpenStack documents into Japanese, and so on. FULL PROFILE
Santander Getnet, IT Security Manager
  Marcelo Dieder works with Openstack since 2011. He is the OpenStack Ambassador for LATAM, founder of the OpenStack Brazil User Group and Coordinator of the OpenStack Brazil Translation Team (pt_BR). As a Ambassador role, he helped in the growth of the users groups through his organizing of events, lectures, and local surveys to attract new users and contributors to the project. Currently... FULL PROFILE