Rackspace on the Road – February 2011

We hope you’re off to a great new year. We have a busy schedule this 2011 and hope to be stopping in a city near you. Check out where we’ll be this February. We are looking forward to meeting you and discussing OpenStack, Cloud Computing, and all things tech.

Strata 2011

O’Reilly’s Strata Making Data Work Conference

February 1st – 3rd, 2011
Santa Clara, CA

This new O’Reilly conference brings together the people, tools, and technologies you need to make data work.

Eric Day, Rackspace Senior Software Architect, will be leading a session, Data in the Cloud with OpenStack.

OpenStack Meetup and Open Bar
When: Thursday night, February 3rd, 6-9pm
Where: Hyatt Regency at Santa Clara (At Strata)
RSVP here: http://openstack.eventbrite.com/

IT Expo – Miami

February 2nd -4th, 2011
Miami, FL

ITEXPO is the event with an educational program that teaches resellers, enterprises, SMBs, and Government Agencies how to select IP-based voice, video, fax, and unified communications to purchase or resell.

Robert Collazo, Cloud Evangelist, will be contributing to the following panels:

Dark Clouds : Can you trust the cloud? Latency, Security and Availability

Achieving Operational Efficiency by Optimizing Service Delivery

Happy Hour Rackspace Meetup at IT Expo
When: Thursday, February 3rd
Where: Bar 721
RSVP here: http://twtvite.com/rackspace-in-miami/

Vator Splash Competition

February 3rd, 2011
San Francisco, CA

CEOs and/or founders of 10 companies, chosen by their peers and vetted by judges, will have the opportunity to present onstage and give a three-minute pitch in front of some 400 business professionals, comprising of executives from startups and large companies, angel investors, VCs, and media.

IDG IT Roadmap

February 8th 2011
New York, NY

IT Roadmap New York brings you one day of learning and exploring the latest IT trends and technologies that will benefit your business and help you drive your IT initiatives in the right direction all year long.

Robert Collazo, Cloud Evangelist, will be leading the session: Demystifying the Cloud With a Look at Hybrid Hosting and OpenStack .

I'm going to FAST '11


February 15th – 17th 2011
San Jose, California

FAST ’11 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.

Startup Riot

February 16th, 2011
Atlanta, GA

Startup Riot is a 1 day event where 50 startups are given 3 minutes each to pitch their business.


February 25th-27th 2011
Los Angeles, CA

SCALE is an open source conference now on its 9th year.

Happy Hour with OpenStack
When: Friday, February 25th, 6-8pm
Where: Hilton Los Angeles Airport (At SCALE)

Before leaving in 2016, Angela ran integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started in 2003 and did everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement. Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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