OpenStack Summit: Come for the Beer – Stay For the Cloud
With just over two weeks to go before the OpenStack Summit EU, the Cisco team is starting to get very excited about being back at this awesome event. For...
It’s Time to Vote for OpenStack Summit Speakers!
Open Source Community Simplify Your Releases, Work Fast, and Support Many Versions of OpenStack, Sam Betts, Brad Jones Extending the Reach of OpenStack Through Standards, Charles Eckel Combining Open Source with Open...
Voting for OpenStack Summit Speakers Starts NOW!
Have you ever flown to Sydney, Australia? I haven’t, so I took a moment to look up average flight times from my own home airport (LAX), as well as a few others, and all I can say is “Wow.” Australia is far away. I may not have appreciated just how far previous to this brief […]
Wondering who will speak at the OpenStack Summit?
A couple weeks ago I posted about the OpenStack Summit speaker selection process. I shared an interview with one of the track chairs, Gary Kevorkian. I speculated about how much or how little the voting process impacts the choices the organizers make. And I shared a list of talks submitted by my Cisco colleagues. This […]
Set the Agenda at OpenStack Summit Boston
The next OpenStack Summit is just three months away now, and as is their custom, the organizers have once again invited you–the OpenStack Community–to vote on which presentations will and will not be featured at the event. Don’t roll your eyes. Voting for the talks is a legitimate and worthwhile exercise. How worthwhile and how […]
Go to Barcelona. Learn stuff. Come back with a clear conscience.
First off I’ll say this: Kudos to you if you’ve managed to convince your boss that you need to go to Barcelona for the upcoming OpenStack Summit. You’re a better negotiator than I. I’ve gone to the past four consecutive Summits, but this one does not look like it’s going to happen. And honestly I […]
The Fun Kind of Voting!
Let’s take a break from presidential politics for just a moment to consider an election that is happening much sooner, and will probably be much more fun for everyone involved. The OpenStack Foundation received over 1,500 submissions for speaking sessions at the upcoming Barcelona Summit, and they need your help in deciding which ones to […]
OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be
Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various organizations stepped forward […]
The Power of Cooperation and Imagination
Lew Tucker delivered a keynote at the OpenStack Summit yesterday. Which isn’t actually all that unusual. He’s been up to his neck in OpenStack for quite some time, leading cloud efforts at Cisco, and serving as Vice Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation. Lew spoke yesterday, and for me, the two most interesting ideas he shared […]