Where to Find Rackspace Experts at OpenStack Summit Boston

On May 8, 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, many Rackspace OpenStack experts will be on site for breakout sessions, workshops, demonstrations, book signings and more.

Below is the full list of Rackspace experts speaking in Boston. Click the name of the talk to get all the details, including links to each speaker’s profile.

Mon., May 8
12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Chris Breu A Series of Unfortunate Deployments: Running a Lambda Architecture on OpenStack
2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Alberto Rivera Laporte Congratulations ${IT_GUY} you are now our Openstack Administrator
3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Alex Settle Project Update – Documentation
Tues., May 9
12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Major Hayden Grow your community: Inspire an impostor
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 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Andy McCrae Making OpenStack-Ansible work for you!
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. Kenneth Hui Bite off More Than You Can Chew, Then Chew It: OpenStack Consumption Models
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
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. Major Hayden Securing OpenStack clouds and beyond with Ansible
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

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Jason Barnhill is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud. 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.


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