Cast Your Ballot Now For OpenStack Summit Vancouver Presentations

This year, thousands of OpenStack developers and users of OpenStack will flock to the annual OpenStack Summit, which takes place May 18 through May 22 in Vancouver, Canada. Thousands more submitted speaking proposals, with more than 60 coming from Rackspace specialists.

Like last year, the Vancouver summit’s agenda will be determined by a public vote.

If you’re a member of the OpenStack Foundation, don’t forget to cast your ballot before the voting period closes today at 5:00 p.m. CT.

The process is simple. You can rate your favorite sessions online after you create a username on OpenStack.org. Here are some of the best proposals from Rackers:

Everything is Awesome! Or is it? Why do I still have so many propriety systems in my datacenter? (Robert Ronan, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect)

Load Balancing as a Service, Kilo and Beyond (Brandon Logan, Rackspace Software Developer)

Big Changes to the OpenStack Rackspace Private Cloud (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

App Store to the Private Cloud (Miguel Grinberg, Rackspace Software Developer; Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

Getting your application ready for Operations (Sandy Walsh, Rackspace Software Developer)

Auditing, Tracing and Archiving: Making Compliance Sexy (Bryan Taylor, Rackspace Principal Architect; Peter Kazmir, Rackspace Product Manager; Dimitry Ushakov, Rackspace Software Developer)

Bandwidth and Usage Testing (Franklin Naval, Rackspace Software Developer)

Stacktach Testing (Franklin Naval, Rackspace Software Developer)

Making Glance Tasks Work For You (Brian Rosmaita, Rackspace Compute Control Plane Product Manager; Nikhil Komawar, Rackspace – OpenStack Glance Project Technical Lead)

Operating Ironic: Running A Young OpenStack Project In Production (Josh Gachnang Software Developer, Rackspace OnMetal)

Poppy – Using Docker and Mimic to implement the CDN as a service API for Openstack (Amit Gandhi, Rackspace Senior Software Manager; Malini Kamalambal, Rackspace Software Developer)

A Few Bat@#$% Crazy Things We Did to Scale OpenStack (Matt Van Winkle Manager, Rackspace Cloud Engineering)

Less Pain, More Shipping: How to productize upstream Openstack quickly and safely (Sabeen Syed, Software Developer; Melissa Kam, Software Developer; Dimitry Ushakov, Software Developer; Devdetta Kulkarni, Software Developer; Nick Silkey, Senior Systems Engineer)

The Canary in the Coal Mine: How Support/HelpDesk Can Influence Prioritization (Josh Prewitt Sr. Manager, Cloud Support; Reese Mcjunkin, Sr. Support Engineer)

OpenStack Security CI/CD Way (Michael Xin, Manager of Security Engineering; Jim Freeman, Director of Quality and Security Engineering)

Security Testing Automation for Horizon Control Panel (Michael Xin, Manager of Security Engineering; Brady Vitrano, Leader of Quality Engineering)

Building a Supportable OpenStack Cloud (Jason Cannavale, Rackspace Director Software Development; Paul Halmos, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

Service Oriented Deployments at Scale in an OpenStack Public Cloud (Philip Schwartz Senior Software Developer; Jason Meridth, Senior Software Engineer; Rainya Mosher, Software Development Manager)

Deploying OpenStack services without worrying (Jim Rollenhagen, Rackspace Software Developer)

Using Docker with OpenStack – Hands On! (Adrian Otto, Rackspace Principal Architect)

Docker 101 – Docker and OpenStack (Adrian Otto, Rackspace Principal Architect)

Pragmatic Middleware to Simplify Business Logic and Rackspace’s Quark (Justin Hammond, Rackspace Software Developer; Jason Meridth, Rackspace Senior Software Engineer)

Tackling the Complexity of OpenStack Testing and Validation (Daryl Walleck, Rackspace Senior Software Developer)

Building applications using the OpenStack SDK (Brian Curtin, Rackspace Software Developer)

Optimizing Releases in an Open-Source World: Can planning and innovation coexist? (Val Wanjura, Rackspace Technical Operations Manager)

The DefCore Show: “is it core or not” feud episode (Panel Discussion; Egle Sigler, Rackspace Principle Architect is part of the panel)

DefCore 2015 (Panel Discussion; Egle Sigler, Rackspace Principle Architect is part of the panel)

Beyond the Horizon Innovating and Customizing Horizon Using Angularjs (Multiple speakers; Richard Jones, Rackspace Software Developer is one of the speakers)

What’s up Swift? The globally distributed community behind Swift (Panel Discussion; Matthew Oliver, Rackspace Software Developer is part of the panel)

Managing logging in your OpenStack environment (Andy McCrae, Rackspace Software Engineer)

Deploying OpenStack with Ansible (Co-presenter – Kevin Carter, Rackspace Software Developer)

Modular OpenStack Orchestration (Miguel Grinberg, Rackspace Software Developer)

The Good and the Bad of the OpenStack REST APIs (Miguel Grinberg, Rackspace Software Developer; Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate)

How does Neutron really work? Collaborative documentation to the rescue! (Panel Discussion; Matthew Kassawara, Rackspace Information Developer; Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor are on the panel)

Optimizing Contributions with Globally Distributed Teams (Panel Discussion; Karin Levenstein, Rackspace Private Cloud Docs Team Lead is on the panel)

Standing Tall in the Room – Sponsored by the Women of OpenStack (Workshop; Alexandra Settle, Rackspace Technical Writer is one of the leaders/speakers)

Growing an open source team in an enterprise environment. The hard way. (Lana Brindley, Rackspace Technical Writer; Michael Still, Rackspace Software Engineer)

User experience isn’t just about support, it starts with documentation. (Lana Brindley, Rackspace Technical Writer)

Migrating OpenStack Clouds (Jason Smith, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? – Architecting for the Cloud (Kevin Jackson, Rackspace Principal Cloud Architect)

You’ve Got to Stack Somewhere: A Hands-On Workshop with the Horizon Dashboard (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

You’ve Got to Stack Somewhere: A Hands-On Workshop with the OpenStack Command Line Interface (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

You’ve Got to Stack Somewhere: A Play-Along Presentation with the Horizon Dashboard (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

You’ve Got to Stack Somewhere: A Play-Along Presentation with the OpenStack Command Line Interface (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

In Search of OpenStack Logs: A Hands-On Workshop (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

In Search of OpenStack Logs: A Play-Along Presentation (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

Cinder QOS: A Hands-On Workshop (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

Cinder QOS: A Play-Along Presentation (Matt Dorn, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect)

Breaking Down the Resistance to OpenStack: Laying the Cloud Foundation (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

Is OpenStack Really That Much Different Than VMware? (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

Using Ansible to Deploy OpenStack (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

Multi-Tenant Isolation: Quarantine Your Tenants (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

Deploying a Successful Production Hybrid Cloud (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect)

201 Walkthrough – Autoscaling OpenStack Natively With Heat, Ceilometer and LBaaS (Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect; Jason Grimm, Rackspace Senior Open Cloud Architect; Robert Ronan, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect)

Leezia Dhalla was the Speakers Bureau Program Manager at Rackspace until 2015, where she was responsible for coordinating external speaking engagements and developing corporate messaging for senior leadership, software developers and key subject matter experts. graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.

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