OpenStack Meetup & Open Bar
Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Santa Clara, CA
Join OpenStack contributors, users, and backers to celebrate the second release of the fastest-growing open source cloud platform, code-named Bexar. There will be a community Meetup with speakers from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, followed by an open bar from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
At the Meetup, Jim Curry, VP of OpenStack for Rackspace, and Jonathan Bryce, chair of the OpenStack Project Oversight Committee, will kick things off with a quick progress report and overview of key features in the Bexar release, scheduled to be available February 3. Then we'll mix things up with a series of five-minute lightning talks from various community members. Confirmed speakers include:
- Jesse Andrews, Anso Labs, @anotherjesse
- Andrew Shafer, Cloudscaling, @littleidea
- Sebastian Stadil, Scalr, @sebastianstadil
- Victoria Livschitz, Grid Dynamics, @griddynamics
- Anne Gentle, OpenStack, @annegentle
- Rob Hirschfeld, Dell, @zehicle
- Paul Voccio, Rackspace @paulvx
- Chiradeep Vittal, Cloud.com, @clouddotcom
OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. Founded with source code from Rackspace and NASA, and with more than 40 corporate sponsors, OpenStack is currently developing two interrelated projects: OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. OpenStack Compute is software to provision and manage large groups of virtual private servers, and OpenStack Object Storage is software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of servers to store terabytes or even petabytes of data.
When & Where
Rackspace Hosting is the world's leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and was featured on Fortune’s list of "100 Best Companies to Work For.” The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” For more information, visit www.rackspace.com.