The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The open infrastructure landscape is changing, and so is the Summit. Now that users are integrating dozens of open source tools into a modern stack that reaches well beyond the scope of OpenStack, we’re re-organizing the event to focus on specific problem domains like container infrastructure, edge computing and CI/CD and we are focusing on the hard work of integrating all of these tools developed in disparate communities. This is the essential work of 2018 and beyond, to ensure that open infrastructure is truly a viable path for operators.

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

Event Details


Who Reads Books Anymore? Or Writes Them?

Writing a book is an unbelievably daunting task. In a world of 140-character communication, why bother churning out 200 pages of technical content? In this session, we'll talk about why people still write technical books, what the process looks like, and why these books are still worth reading. If you're thinking about writing a book about OpenStack (or even just reading a book about OpenStack), this session will offer essential tips on everything from chosing a topic to working with a publisher.

We faced a number of challenges while writing our book, "OpenStack for Architects," which was recently published by Packt. We'll walk through the hard parts, the lessons that we learned, and what we'd do differently the next time around.


What can I expect to learn?
  • How to choose a compelling topic for a new technical book.
  • How to go about actually writing the book.
  • When and how to get help from friends and colleagues.
  • How to work efficiently with a publisher.
Thursday, May 11, 2:00pm-2:10pm
Level: N/A
Red Hat
As a Chief Architect, Michael Solberg is responsible for helping Red Hat customers achieve their key business transformation initiatives through open source architectures and technologies. He regularly advises a range of Fortune 100 companies in financial services, healthcare, retail and transportation verticals on such topics as cloud computing, big data, high... FULL PROFILE
OnX Enterprise Solutions
Ben, with his 25+ years of IT experience, is currently the Chief Cloud Officer at OnX. At OnX, Ben assists customers in creating simple cloud solutions to complex business problems. He is also the co-author of the book OpenStack for Architects and the Technical Reviewer for Learning OpenStack (Packt Publishing). When Ben is not writing books he is an active technical contributor for the... FULL PROFILE