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, 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.
Open Infrastructure Event
Venture past Sydney’s Central Business District to where residents live and play, and you’ll discover that the city’s heart is nowhere near the center of town.
New York Times on Sydney
Travel Support Program
The Travel Support Program (TSP) aims to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Summit by covering the costs for their travel and accommodations. The TSP is supported by the OpenStack Foundation and individual contributors. If you are interested in contributing to the TSP fund, you can do so on Eventbrite HERE. The total amount of the fund is to be divided among the approved key contributors. The grants will cover a combination of flights, accommodation, and access pass to the Summit. More details here.
How to Apply:
All contributors to OpenStack (developers, documentation writers, organizers of user groups around the world, Ask moderators, speakers, translators, etc) are invited to submit a request. You can apply by filling out this form.
The deadline to apply for the OpenStack TSP is August 22, 2017 and approved grantees will be notified by September 8, 2017.
If you have questions about the Travel Support Program, please email [email protected].
How to apply for a Visa
All non-Australian residents will need a visa to travel to Australia (including United States citizens), however, not everyone will need a visa invitation letter in order to secure their visa so before submitting a request, please check with your local Australian Consulate to see if an invitation letter is needed to apply for your visa. Note: there are different requirements based on your country of origin so please check with your local Australian Embassy or Consulate.
To find out what type of Visitor VISA you require to travel to Australia, and if you require a VISA invitation letter, please visit this web page before filling out the form. If you are still unsure, please check with your local Australian Consulate. To request a visa invitation letter, please fill out this form.
If you have any questions regarding visas, please email [email protected].
Visa Processing Time
As a general planning guideline, if a visa is needed, a foreign traveler should apply for his or her visa as soon as possible, preferably no later than 60 days before the travel date.
Deadline to submit Visa Invitation Letter request:
Requests for invitation letters must be received before October 16, 2017. We will send your visa letter to the email you provide on this form. No hard copies will be sent. Visa invitation letters will be issued within 5 - 7 business days after the request has been submitted.