Where to Find Rackers Speaking at OpenStack Tokyo 2015

It’s almost time, once again, for the OpenStack Summit, a four-day conference for developers, users and administrators of OpenStack cloud software. It’s a great place to get started and keep connected with OpenStack, and this year our international destination is Tokyo.

We’ve come a long way since Rackspace co-founded OpenStack in 2010 with NASA. Each year, the OpenStack community grows, as does our commitment to it. At this Summit, more than 30 Rackers will speak, including a keynote (with a demo!) Wednesday morning by our Senior Vice President of Strategy Scott Crenshaw and Distinguished Architect Adrian Otto.

At our booth, H2, we’ll be giving away, with book signings by the authors,“OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook” and “Learning OpenStack Networking” on Tuesday and Wednesday at(10:45 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., and Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.

The full schedule of Rackers’ speaking sessions is below:

Tues., Oct. 27

11:15 a.m.: Neutron Network Know-How: A Hands-On Workshop for Solving Neutron Nightmares (Phil Hopkins, Principal Engineer; Matt Dorn, Technical Trainer; John McKenzie, Software Developer; Byron McCollum, DevOps Engineer)

2:00 p.m.: What Should I Know About? (Mike Metral, Product Architect)

2:40 p.m.: Load Balancing as a Service, Liberty and Beyond (Brandon Logan, Software Developer; Michael Johnson, Software Design Engineer at HP; German Eichberger, Principal Engineer at HP)

2:50 p.m.: OMG Objects! the (un)scaly underbelly of Openstack Swift (Michael Barton, Principal Engineer; David Goetz, Software Developer)

 2:50 p.m.: No Valid Host Was Found: Translating Tracebacks (James Denton, Principal Architect; Wade Lewis, OpenStack Architect; Sam Yaple, OpenStack Private Cloud Engineer)

2:50 p.m.: Managing Medical and Health Data with OpenStack, a Wearable Sensor, and Smart Apps (Anne Gentle, Principal Engineer; Justin Shepherd, Distinguished Architect)

 2:50 p.m.: Diversity Working Group (Egle Sigler, Principal Architect; Kavit Munshi, Imad Sousou)

2:50 p.m.: Life without DevStack: Upstream Development with OSA (Miguel Grinberg)

 3:40 p.m.: Let’s talk about the Diversity of our Community (Egle Sigler, Principal Architect; Kavit Munshi, CTO of Aptira; Imad Sousou, VP and GM of Intel Open Source Technology Center)

 4:40 p.m.: Is DefCore Picking OpenStack Winners and Losers? Answers in Interop 101 (Egle Sigler, Principal Architect; Rob Hirschfeld, OpenStack Board)

5:30 p.m.: Intel – Cloud for All: OpenStack Innovation Center (Darrin Hanson, VP of Rackspace Private Cloud; Ruchi Bhargava, Director of Datacenter and Cloud Software Engineering at Intel; David L. Brown)

Wed., Oct. 28

9:00 a.m.: Keynote — Pure Simplicity of Containers in OpenStack (Senior Vice President of Strategy Scott Crenshaw and Distinguished Architect Adrian Otto)

2:00 p.m.: DefCore: OpenStack Interop working session (Egle Sigler, Principal Architect; Rob Hirschfeld, OpenStack Board)

 2:50 p.m.: DefCore: OpenStack Interop working session (Egle Sigler, Principal Architect; Rob Hirschfeld, OpenStack Board)

 3:40 p.m.: Tenant network isolation for Bare Metal deployments with Neutron (Jim Rollenhagen, Software Developer; Sukhdev Kapur, SDN Engineering at Arista Networks; Devananda Van Der Veen, Ironic PTL)

 3:40 p.m.: DNSaaS For Your Cloud – OpenStack Designate (Tim Simmons, Software Developer; Eric Larson, Software Developer; Graham Hayes, Senior Software Engineer at HP)

4:40 p.m.: OpenStack Magnum – Containers-as-a-Service (Adrian Otto, Distinguished Architect)

5:30 p.m.: OpenStack Federation: Past, Present, and Future (Joe Savak, Senior Manager of Product; Douglas Mendizabal, Software Developer; Brad Topol, IBM Distinguished Engineer; Marek Dennis; Steve Martinelli, IBM Senior Software Developer; Klaas Wierenga)

 5:30 p.m.: Storage vendors are killing Cinder (Cory Stone, Software Developer)

 Thurs., Oct. 29

9:00 a.m.: Designate: Interactive Workshop – Install and Operate (Tim Simmons, Software Developer; Eric Larson, Software Developer; Graham Hayes, Senior Software Engineer at HP)

9:00 a.m.: XenSecurity Advisories are full of VENOM – How to reboot ‘the Cloud’ (Michael Porras, Software Developer; Joel Preas, Linux Systems Engineer; Ben Burdick, Linus Systems Engineer)

9:50 a.m.: Working with upstream OpenStack deadlines and internal deadlines (John Garbutt, Principal Engineer)

11:00 a.m.: Deploying and Operating Your OpenStack Cloud with OSAD (hands-on lab) (Walter Bentley, Cloud Solution Architect)

11:50 a.m.: OpenStack Nova Project Update (John Garbutt, Principal Engineer)

11:50 a.m.: Overcoming Subtle Bias – Sponsored by Women of OpenStack (Karin Levenstein, Manager of Information Development; Nitin Agarwal, Beth Cohen, Cloud Product Strategist at Verizon; Courtney Ferry, Sr. Solutions Engineer at Carpathia; Jessica Murillo, VP of IBM Systems Strategy; Nithya Ruff, Director of SanDisk Open Source Strategy Office)

2:40 p.m.: Solum – fishbowl session (Devdatta Kulkarni, Software Developer)

2:50 p.m.: Hands on with Kubernetes on OpenStack (Sudarshan Acharya, Software Developer; Daniel Curran, DevOps Engineer)

4:30 p.m.: Implementing Regions/Federation for your Cloud – Why would you do either/both and how? (Andy McCrae, Software Developer; Jesse Pretorius, DevOps Engineer)

5:20 p.m.: CDN for your Cloud – OpenStack Poppy (Amit Gandhi, Sr Manager of Software Development)

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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