November 6-8, 2017

Summit Content Categories

The Summit

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day event covering everything Open Infrastructure. Content includes keynotes, presentations, panels, hands-on workshops, and collaborative working sessions. Expect to hear about the intersection of many open source infrastructure projects, including Ansible, Ceph, Kata Containers, Kubernetes, ONAP, OpenStack and more.

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.

Architecture & Operations 2

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.

Cloud & OpenStack 101
Looking to learn more about cloud computing? New to OpenStack? The sessions in this track will cover the fundamentals of cloud computing, evaluating OpenStack as a cloud infrastructure option, and understanding the open source community.

Community & Leadership
OpenStack is a large, diverse community with more than 75 user groups around the world. In the Community & Leadership track, user group leaders will share their experiences growing and maturing their local groups and community leaders will discuss new tools, metrics and ongoing diversity initiatives.

Containers & Cloud-Native Apps
OpenStack provides a single platform and set of APIs for virtual machines, bare metal and containers. 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, how containers fit with OpenStack, application software configuration, SDKs, tools, PaaS and big data including reference architectures, use cases and updates from relevant OpenStack projects.

Contribution & 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.

Sharing knowledge is a core value for the OpenStack community. Hear from OpenStack users in all stages of deployment and tackle the details and strategy decisions: from choosing the right cloud model, planning multiple environments, optimizing costs, meeting regulatory requirements and mitigating risks.

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.

Foundation Fundamentals
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Government agencies around the world are adopting OpenStack to meet regulatory and security requirements. Hear straight from government users on challenges faced, implementation choices and how OpenStack is impacting their constituency.

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.

Intensive Training


Open Source Days
The OpenStack Summit is more than just OpenStack. In the Open Source Days track, you can explore the use cases and roadmaps of the different technologies that compose the open infrastructure stack.

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.

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


Sponsored Session

Telecom & NFV
86% of global telecoms say OpenStack is 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, as well as technical presentations, design and implementation discussions relevant to telecom operators and architects.

University & Research
High Performance Computing (HPC) and High-throughput Computing (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.

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.

The Forum

OpenStack users and developers gather at the Forum 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. Sessions are submitted outside of the Summit Call for Presentations and are more collaborative, discussion-oriented.