Where to Find Rackspace Experts at OpenStack Summit Boston


In less than two months, the OpenStack Summit returns to Boston for the first time since 2011. While a lot has changed in the last six years, one constant is Rackspace. From our early days co-founding OpenStack to our role as a standard bearer, contributing our experience and expertise to the community, Rackspace continues to drive OpenStack forward.

During the Boston Summit, dozens of Rackspace OpenStack experts will be on site for breakout sessions, workshops, demonstrations, book signings and more.

Last week, the OpenStack Foundation announced the lineup for the accepted speaking sessions. Here’s where you’ll find Rackspace experts speaking on site in Boston. Click the name of the talk to get all the details, including links to each speaker’s profile.

Mon., May 8
11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Douglas Mendizábal Project Update – Barbican
12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Chris Breu A Series of Unfortunate Deployments: Running a Lambda Architecture on OpenStack
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. German Eichberger, Michael Johnson & Adam Harwell Hands on Lab: Octavia
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Matt Dorn OpenStack Challenge 2017: A Hands-On Break-Fix Competition
2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Alberto Rivera Laporte Congratulations ${IT_GUY} you are now our Openstack Administrator
2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kenny Johnston What’s going on in OpenStack? Learn About the Community Generated Roadmap!
3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Alex Settle Project Update – Documentation
4:40 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Brian Rosmaita Project Update – Glance
5:30 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Adrian Otto Magnum 101: Introduction to Magnum
Tues., May 9
11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Richard Jones Project Update – Horizon
12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Major Hayden Grow your community: Inspire an impostor
2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Lance Bragstad Project Update – Keystone
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Phil Hopkins & John McKenzie Wow I finally understand Neutron: A Hands-On Workshop about Neutron Networking
2:50-3:00 p.m. Douglas Mendizábal Finding the Balance between Open Source and Proprietary Work
2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Andy McCrae Making OpenStack-Ansible work for you!
4:40 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Adrian Otto Project Update – Magnum
4:40 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Panel: Douglas Mendizábal Barbican Workshop – Securing the Cloud
4:40 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Michael Johnson, German Eichberger & Adam Harwell Introduction to OpenStack Load Balancing
Wed., May 10
9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Kevin Carter & Shannon Mitchell Maximizing Hardware: Server Simulator
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Michael Johnson & German Eichberger Octavia: Load Balancing for OpenStack
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Kenneth Hui Bite off More Than You Can Chew, Then Chew It: OpenStack Consumption Models
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Adam Harwell & Michael Johnson Project Update – Octavia
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Shannon Mitchell Scaling to 100 nodes and beyond
1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Andy McCrae Project Update – OpenStack-Ansible
1:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Matt Dorn, Byron McCollum & Phil Hopkins Fire Up the Build: A Hands-On Workshop with the Heat Orchestration Service
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Major Hayden The Open Open Open Cloud
2:40 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Egle Sigler DefCore to Interop and back again: OpenStack Programs and Certifications Explained
2:40 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Michael Dong Syntribos – Automated API Security Kung fu for OpenStack
3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Melvin Hillsman OSIC Exposed (again) – Making our cluster more user- (and operator-) friendly
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Phil Hopkins & John McKenzie Horizontal Scaling 101: A Hands-On Workshop with Heat & Ceilometer
Thurs., May 11
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. John Garbutt The OpenStack Technical Committee Vision for 2019: Updates, Stories, Q&A
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Major Hayden Securing OpenStack clouds and beyond with Ansible
1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. John Garbutt OpenStack in Motion: Live Migration
2:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel: Egle Sigler Strategies to Foster Diversity and Inclusion in the OpenStack Community
2:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Daniel Sheppard & Ryan Nicol Helping Customers Migrate Workloads from Amazon Web Services to an OpenStack Private Cloud
3:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Panel: Egle Sigler The past, the present, and the future of “OpenStack Interoperability”
4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Melvin Hillsman Real-world Workload Generation: Your Pluggable Solution
5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Douglas Mendizábal Comparing the Barbican and Vault security models
5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Panel: Keith Bray & Adrian Otto Panel: Enterprise Adoption of Kubernetes and Containers

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Jason Barnhill joined Rackspace in July 2015 as the Product Marketer for the Rackspace OpenStack Public Cloud business. He has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, operations and strategy roles, and his functional expertise includes product P&L management, pricing strategy, marketing strategy, direct marketing, and organizational leadership. Jason earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He resides in Austin, TX with his wife, three children and loyal Golden Retriever.