November 6-8, 2017

Summit Content Categories

Careers in Cloud

LEARN: The basics of cloud computing and OpenStack.



Students, Interested in becoming a COA, Expanding cloud expertise & career opportunity, New to OpenStack and cloud computing

Example Sessions

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.

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.

Forum & Collaborative Sessions

COLLABORATE: Work together on the requirements for the upcoming OpenStack release.



Upstream Developer (ATC), Operator (AUC), Community organizers and leaders, Cross-community liason

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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.

Business & Strategy

DECIDE: Finances, culture change and strategy for decision makers.



CIO, CFO, IT Manager, VP Infrastructure, Product Manager

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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.

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.

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.

Technical Presentations

DISCOVER: Technical talks about deploying OpenStack for devs, operators and admins.



Cloud Architects, Cloud Administrators, Upstream Developer, Platform Developer, Application Developer, Security Architect, Networking Admin

Example Sessions

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.

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.

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

BoF & Working Groups

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