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Tuesday, October 27

11:15am JST

Get OpenStack to speak your language - OpenStack I18n Team Introduction
OpenStack is a global community, OpenStack is deployed in many countries. As such, Internationalization (i18n) is essential to the success of OpenStack. The i18n team is a very special team whose contributions, in the form of translations, are of great value to the development and documentation of OpenStack.

In this session we will cover the team structure, how to become part of it, the process to translate OpenStack's different modules and documentation, and the translation tool used to do it (Zanata). The Japanese translation team coordinator will also share his experiences in openstack translation.

Come and join us to learn how to help OpenStack speak your language!

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Carlos Munoz

Red Hat Zanata Dev Lead
Carlos is currently Globalization Engineering Supervisor at Red Hat. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering along with over 10 years of software development experience in a variety of industries. He leads the team in charge of the core development... Read More →
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KATO Tomoyuki

Sales Engineer, Fujitsu
KATO is a sales engineer at Fujitsu, a coordinator of Japanese translation team and Documentation core team. He has been contributing OpenStack, mainly I18n Japanese and Documentation, for about 3 years.

Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:15am - 11:55am JST

12:05pm JST

Contributing as an OpenStack User
Have you ever had a really interesting idea that you believe could benefit a significant number of OpenStack clouds but you are not a developer so can't contribute code?  Join us in this session to learn about the various ways non-developers can (and need to!) contribute to the OpenStack community. This session not only applies to operators but to any person that has a stake in the future of OpenStack. 

We will cover review and discuss groups that exist inside the OpenStack community that focus on specific market segments and how to get involved with them. We will also introduce the concept of user stories and how to submit them to the newly formed Product Working Group. 

What you will get out of this session:

  • An overview of the User Committee and [Working Groups]/teams that exist today

  • An understanding of the role that the Product WG plays, how to interact with it, and how its results are used in the community

  • Learn how you can submit user stories using the Product WG Repo and Template

  • Instructions/demo on how to submit a user story

  • Understand the value of work group participation as an OpenStack user

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Rochelle Grober

Senior Staff Architect - Huawei, Huawei Technologies
Rocky is an industry veteran, with experience spanning computer bring up to AI, networks and embedded. But her attention always seems to return to close to the metal, large infrastructure. Starting out in EE, she migrated to SW development then on to QA and SW Process, which is why... Read More →
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Megan Rossetti

Senior Engineer, Cloud Technology, Walmart
Megan Rossetti is a project manager with the Comcast OpenStack operations team. She works with the team to set project priorities and meet ever-changing deadlines. In the last four years at Comcast, she has worked on a variety of different projects, and began her OpenStack journey... Read More →
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Shamail Tahir

Offering Manager, IBM Private Cloud and OpenStack Initiatives, IBM
I am an Offering Manager for OpenStack Initiatives at IBM Cloud and enthusiastic about technology.  In my current role, I am focused on open-source and product strategy.  I have been in the OpenStack community since 2013 and I am currently participating in the Product, Enterprise... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm JST

2:00pm JST

Proud to be a Noob: How to Make the Most of Your First OpenStack Summit
Exciting. Overwhelming. Engaging. Exhausting. How will you transform your first OpenStack Summit into an accelerator for your career and your projects in development? And how will you make it happen without getting lost among thousands of other community members?

This fun and engaging panel presentation, moderated by OpenStack Foundation newbie Heidi Joy Tretheway, features regular contributors to the OpenStack community who have found great ways to maximize the value of the Summit for their professional development and the success of their companies.

We kick off with advice from those who have been to Vancouver, Paris, and other OpenStack Summits, including:

  • How to make the most of networking opportunities and social events

  • How to use the marketplace trade show to form new business connections and uncover opportunities

  • What to look for on the agenda and how to select the best sessions for you

  • "Relationship accelerators" - five easy questions you can ask to get conversations rolling past "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?"

We'll open the panel to your questions. Expect some lively and unconventional answers, and a few great icebreakers that will help you better connect with your newbie colleagues.

You'll leave this session Proud to be a Noob, and ready to tackle the rest of the Summit.

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Heidi Joy Tretheway

Senior Marketing Manager, OpenStack Foundation
At the OpenStack Foundation, Heidi Joy focuses on brand, content and community marketing, and spearheads the User Survey. Previously, Heidi Joy was director of marketing communications for a mobile software company, head of global communications for a commercial real estate firm... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm JST

2:50pm JST

Life Without DevStack: Upstream Development With OSAD
In this talk I will share my experience doing upstream OpenStack development using the OpenStack Ansible Deployment (OSAD) distribution instead of DevStack as my development platform.

OSAD is a production OpenStack distribution for private clouds that deploys upstream OpenStack direct from the official git repositories, without any vendor-specific patches or add-ons. But unlike DevStack, services are isolated from each other in LXC containers, providing more flexibility and less dependency headaches.

In this talk I will give you an introduction to the OSAD project and show you how I use it to contribute code upstream. Topics I will cover during the presentation include: 

  • What is OSAD?

  • Architecture overview

  • How to deploy an OSAD all-in-one for upstream development

  • OSAD vs. DevStack: How are they similar, and how are they different?

  • Development workflow

  • Types of upstream work that work well with OSAD.

  • Types of upstream work that do not work well with OSAD.

  • Live Demonstration

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Miguel Grinberg

Software Developer at Rackspace
Miguel Grinberg is a Software Developer with Rackspace. He is the author of the O'Reilly book "Flask Web Development", and has a blog at http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com, where he writes about a variety of topics including web development, Python, robotics, photography and the occasional... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm JST

3:40pm JST

Let's Talk About the Diversity of Our Community
In Vancouver the OpenStack Board chartered a work group to explore and foster a diverse OpenStack Community. The basis for this is the belief that enlisting the broadest set of viewpoints and experience will enable us to create the most innovative and impactful technologies in support of the OpenStack Mission.

A broad set of community members formed the Diversity Work Group that has worked over the Liberty cycle to form a framework for a diverse community through the creation of a Diversity Policy, integrated Diversity expectations into our Code of Conducts and identified initial areas of focus for extending the diversity of our community. Please come join us to discuss the team’s work and shape the future direction.

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Kavit Munshi

CTO, Aptira, Aptira
Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.>   He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual... Read More →
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Egle Sigler

Principal Architect, Rackspace
Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect on Private Cloud team at Rackspace, and an OpenStack Foundation Board member. As part of OpenStack Board, Egle is Co-Chair of DefCore committee. Egle is very passionate about promoting women in technology. She has served for two years on a governing... Read More →
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Imad Sousou

Corporate Vice President & General Manager, System Software Products, Intel Corporation
Imad Sousou is Corporate Vice President at Intel and General Manager of System Software. He is responsible for the company’s efforts in system firmware and BIOS, operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Google Chrome, and others), data-centric infrastructure system software... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:40pm - 4:20pm JST

4:40pm JST

Data Processing is Made of People: A Case Study in Role-Empathic API Design in Sahara
The “As a…” clause of the classic user story is easily forgotten. To build a feature, we must know what it is and why someone would want it, but as developers we often abstract away the user. Building “the simplest thing that can possibly work” is usually a critical design tool, but without active attention to customer roles and workflows, it can lead to APIs that leak the implementation details of underlying technology or prioritize machine logic over human understanding.

We will use the Unified Job Interface Map feature in the OpenStack Data processing service (sahara)’s Liberty release as a case study in role-aware API design. In addition to demonstrating how this feature can improve communication between data processing developers and cluster operations engineers in your organization, we will examine:

  1. Why APIs in the OSS infrastructure and tools space are bound to leak implementation details at some level.

  2. Why the ideal of an API flow that is intuitive to any user from any entry point is likely a fool’s errand.

  3. Why multi-role customer flows mean that the “simplest thing that can possibly work” usually doesn't at handoff points between users.

  4. How domain-specific awareness of user roles allows smart choices about where to go ahead and leak implementation details and where to build a dam.

  5. How features to facilitate inter-role communication can quite often be built iteratively, on top of existing APIs.

Data processing users will leave this session with details on a powerful model for easing communication between development and operations in Sahara. OpenStack contributors will leave this session with a refreshed perspective on the importance of understanding not only the use case, or even “the user”, but the many roles within an OpenStack customer organization.

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Ethan Gafford

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc., Red Hat
I'm a lifelong programming hobbyist and open source enthusiast who found my way back to software after starting my career as a Registered Nurse (I originally hoped to segue back into medical software, but fell in love with pure tech.) My background is overwhelmingly centered around... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm JST

5:30pm JST

External Plugin Interfaces for OpenStack QA Projects
Starting in the Kilo cycle OpenStack underwent a change in governance model where the scope of what we call OpenStack has been redefined. The new model is called the "Big Tent", and is much less exclusionary. Prior to this the QA program had a policy of directly supporting any project that was part of OpenStack, meaning tests in tempest, support in devstack for running them, etc. However in a model where there are far more projects considered part of OpenStack it becomes infeasible to directly support all of them. Even before the "Big Tent" was adopted, we realized that this centralized approach did not scale well with the growing number of OpenStack projects. With the "Big Tent" opening up the doors to more projects, the scale issue has become even more compelling. 

As a result of this change in governance model, we have worked on moving QA in OpenStack to a self-service model, where each new project in OpenStack is responsible for writing and maintaining their deployment scripts and tests, as plugins to the tools for deployment and testing frameworks maintained by the QA team.This will allow both the upstream QA efforts to scale organically with the rest of the OpenStack ecosystem but also allow new projects to control their own testing and deployment stories for gating, which can increase development velocity for newer projects.

This talk will cover the work which was done to add external plugin interfaces to Tempest, Devstack, and grenade as well as go into examples on how to use each project's respective interface. It will also show examples where these plugin interfaces are being leveraged today.

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Andrea Frittoli

Open Source Advocate, IBM
Andrea Frittoli is an Open Source Advocate at IBM. He has more than 10 years of experience serving open source communities. Andrea is the co-founder of CDEvents and a maintainer of Tekton. He serves as chair of the CD Foundation Technical Oversight Committee. Andrea is a frequent... Read More →
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Matthew Treinish

Software Engineer, IBM Research
Matthew Treinish has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career. Matthew currently works for IBM Research developing open source software for quantum computing. He is also a long time OpenStack contributor and a former member of the OpenStack TC... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:30pm - 6:10pm JST
Wednesday, October 28

11:15am JST

A VC Take on OpenStack Growth and Opportunity Across Asia
Our panel of APAC-based venture capitalists will discuss the growth of OpenStack across Asia, with a focus on startups developing technology within the OpenStack ecosystem. 

Our panelists will share their personal criteria for evaluating startups to fund, and provide insight to problems not yet addressed within OpenStack today, i.e. opportunities for the next wave of open-source software enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.

Drawing on real-world stories of success (and the occasional stumble), they will answer questions about how OpenStack is being used by industry to reduce cost and time-to-market, as well as about new business opportunities created by OpenStack.

Finally, our panelists will look at the new communities and ecosystems emerging around the OpenStack core.

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Hiroshi Baba

Managing Director, NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc.
Hiroshi Baba is a venture capitalist at NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc.. He invested start-ups such as Midoura, Shift (IPOed), and Loyal Gate and drive the portfolio companies to alliance with NTT group companies.  Last few years, he expand his investment focus to Cloud and Security market... Read More →
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Dan Mihai Dumitriu

CTO and Co-Founder, Midokura
Dan leads the product and technology strategy at Midokura. Dan has extensive experience building fault tolerant distributed systems in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, financial services, and enterprise infrastructure. He is a co-author of multiple research papers, holds... Read More →

Takuo Inoue

Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Takuo Inoue is Director at INCJ, Japanese government sovereign fund. Throughout his 15 year career, his focus is growth investment on start-ups in the area of cutting-edge emerging technologies such as in Cloud, Big Data and IoT. INCJ was established in 2009 with 15 years period, a... Read More →
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Nobutake Suzuki

Partner, Global Brains
Nobutake Suzuki is a venture capitalist and partner at Global Brain Corporation with broad experiences in all aspects of financing, IT and business strategy. He has direct experience working with Japanese and US banking businesses and venture capital.Prior to joining Global Brain... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:15am - 11:55am JST

12:05pm JST

Distros: Let's Not Make *That* Mistake Again
In the early days of OpenStack—think Diablo and Essex—smart people had a great idea: let’s simplify OpenStack consumption by offering a choice in between the polar opposites of build it yourself (DIY) and a Rackspace account.

And thus, the OpenStack software distribution was born. Startups and legacy IT shops spent the next 4 years trying to convince a skeptical market that distros were the way to go, but it hasn’t worked out. With a couple of exceptions, distros are vanishing from the competitive landscape.

In this session, we’ll look at what happened. We’ll examine the reasons why very few enterprises want to learn or operate OpenStack, but remain hungry to *consume* it. We’ll ask why most enterprise buyers want OpenStack without having to touch OpenStack. We’ll look at the mindset of enterprises that “get” agile and realize their success rests solely on differentiation through application innovation, not through an investment in infrastructure and operations. Finally, we’ll look at some of the places where innovation is happening in the OpenStack ecosystem and how new business models are emerging.

Attend this session if you agree, disagree or simply want to have an honest conversation about what we can learn from the demise of one of the early favorites in OpenStack business models.

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Jesse Proudman

CTO, Blue Box, an IBM Company, Blue Box
In 2003, technology entrepreneur Jesse Proudman parlayed his passion for the “plumbing” of the Internet into the creation of Blue Box Group, a Seattle-based private cloud hosting company. As Founder and CTO, Proudman has guided the company’s rapid growth and multiple successful... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm JST

2:00pm JST

The OpenStack Orchestra: The Next Wave of OpenStack Specialist Startups
OpenStack is like an Orchestra, made up of many different instruments each playing different parts that come together to form an open source masterpiece.  The next wave of OpenStack companies are a set of specialists who are becoming masters at their own instrument.  In this panel, we will have one of the virtuosos of the first wave of OpenStack startups, Boris Renski, Co-founder and CMO of Mirantis, acting as conductor.  He will be directing an all-star ensemble of instrumentalists from companies specializing in projects that harmonize to form the OpenStack symphony.

The first wave of OpenStack startups were generalists delivering a complete OpenStack solutions.  Many of these have now been acquired by larger companies, for example Cisco's acquisition of Metacloud.  Other recent acquisitions include Blue Box, Piston Cloud, and Cloudscaling.  Now there are a number of companies emerging that are focused on specific OpenStack projects. 

In this session, Boris will lead a panel discussion with CxOs of a group of companies from this next wave of OpenStack specialists. The panel will consist of Ken Rugg, CEO of Tesora, Joe Arnold, CPO of SwiftStack, Evan Powell, CEO of StackStorm, Pere Monclus, CTO of PLUMgrid, and John Griffith, Software Engineer at SolidFire and former PTL of Cinder.  They will discuss evolving roles of specialists and generalists in the OpenStack community, how companies should define themselves in a rapidly changing landscape, dissect interactions between specialists and generalists as the market matures, and explore predictions on the future of the OpenStack ecosystem.


  • Boris Renski, Co-founder and CMO at Mirantis


  • Ken Rugg, Founder and CEO of Tesora (Trove)

  • Joe Arnold, Founder and CPO of SwiftStack (Swift)

  • Evan Powell, Co-founder and CEO of StackStorm (Mistral)

  • Pere Monclus, Founder and CTO of PLUMgrid (Neutron)

  • John Griffith, Software Engineer at SolidFire (Cinder)

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Joe Arnold

Founder / CPO SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, cloud storage systems using OpenStack.Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace deploying multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He went on to co-found SwiftStack and serves as CEO. SwiftStack... Read More →
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Amrith Kumar

CTO Tesora, Project Team Lead OpenStack Trove, Tesora
Amrith Kumar brings more than two decades of experience delivering industry-leading products for companies specializing in enterprise storage applications, fault tolerant high-performance systems and massively parallel databases to Tesora, which he co-founded. Earlier, he served as... Read More →
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Pere Monclus

Before co-founding PLUMgrid, Pere was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems in the Research and Advanced Development team, where he led innovation in the areas of cloud, security and converged infrastructure. Prior to that, he was responsible for the architecture and technology... Read More →
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Evan Powell

Co-founder, CEO at StackStorm
Evan Powell is the CEO and Co-Founder of StackStorm a leader of event driven automation and one of the drivers of the OpenStack Mistral project.  Common use cases for StackStorm include orchestration and complex deployments of heteregeneous environments as well as auto remediation... Read More →

Boris Renski

SVP, Telecom Business Development, Mirantis
Boris Renski is Co-Founder and SVP, Telecom Business Development of Mirantis.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm JST

2:50pm JST

What's Cooking? Deployment Using the OpenStack Chef Cookbooks
The Openstack cookbook project(s) have been growing rapidly and becoming more mature and stable with every release.

These cookbooks provide a way to not only deploy, but also manage the OpenStack service configurations. 

This session will explore the current state of the OpenStack cookbook projects and allow you to better understand the following topics:
- What is Chef and why is it such a great match for OpenStack?
- What is the current state of the OpenStack Chef cookbook community?
- How to I get starting using the cookbooks?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the cookbooks?
- Tips and techniques for using the cookbooks

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JJ Asghar

Sr. Partner Engineer, CHEF
JJ is a Sr. Partner Engineer at Chef, he is also the PTL for the Openstack-Chef project. He lives in Austin, Texas and has been part of the OpenStack community since Diablo's release. He enjoys a good strong stout, hoppy IPA, and some Dwarf Fortress. He's a member of the Church of... Read More →
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Mark Vanderwiel

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Mark Vanderwiel has been with IBM for almost 29 years. He has been architecting, developing and testing software for many platforms and environments.  Currently he is working in the Cloud business unit on OpenStack related technologies.  He is a core on the OpenStack Chef Cookbooks... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm JST

3:40pm JST

Sizing your OpenStack Cloud
Size your OpenStack environment is not an easy task.

In this session we will cover how to size your controller nodes to host all your OpenStack services as well as Ceph nodes and Overcommit CPU and Memory based on real use cases and experiences.

VMs? Containers? Baremetal? How do I scale? We will cover diferent approaches to do the sizing and we will also talk about the most bottlenecks that you might find while deploying an OpenStack cloud.

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Arturo Suarez

BootStack & Training Product Strategy, CANONICAL
I am the BootStack and Training Product Manager for Canonical. The managed hosted (or on-prem) cloud service offered by the leading OpenStack OS company. The service includes a unique combination of long pursued features within the industry: SLA driven, optional cloud control transfer... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:40pm - 4:20pm JST

4:40pm JST

Comparison of Swift and Ceph as Object Storage Systems
Swift and Ceph are both very popular distributed and flexible storage systems providing object storage based on commodity hardware. However, they are very different. This presentation will provide a comprehensive comparison of Swift and Ceph. We will study some real-world object storage requirements and show some test results of both Swift and Ceph based on modeling of real-world scenarios. We will also discuss the pros and cons of building a object storage system with Swift and Ceph, not only the performance and features, but also the cost of constructing and operating such storage systems. We will take the "unified storage" feature of Ceph into account, which may save the cost if the user also want a distributed block storage system and file system.

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Mingyu Li

Co-founder at QSLab, QSLab
My name is Mingyu Li. I am the co-founder at QSLab which is a technology consulting company in Beijing. We are dedicated to promoting advanced technologies and novel ideas in cloud computing. I am also the co-organizer of OpenStack Beijing Meetup, the chair of the Forum on Infrastructure... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm JST

5:30pm JST

Taking the OpenStack Community in China to New Heights!
China cloud market will keep 20% growth in the next 5 years. Public and private cloud total market size is 2.46 billion US$ at 2014. With Goverment support "Open Source" background, the OpenStack ecosystem in China is experiencing healthy growth. It is driving a new generation of innovative businesses that are using the cloud to bring their product and services to market at a rapid pace. Attend this session to get a good understanding of:

  • The China cloud market and the opportunity for OpenStack

  • OpenStack ecosystem in China – the players, business models, offerings and achievements

  • Key milestones

  • Community activities and status

  • Upcoming China Hackathon

  • Summary of a recent big end-user win

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maggie liang

Intel PRC OpenStack Marketing Manager
Mrs. Liang is  responsible for OpenStack  thought leadership, marketing program and OpenStack eco-system in China , and she is located at Beijing. She worked with parter to launch "Enterprise ready" campaign to drive the awarenesss and sales enablement of OpenStack. With over... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:30pm - 6:10pm JST
Thursday, October 29

9:00am JST

Ambassador Community Report
OpenStack Ambassadors connect the user groups to the Foundation. They help initialize the groups and guide them to grow. Ambassadors can give feedback about all the OpenStack community.

Ambassadors launch some actions during the last release cycle:

- OpenStack community report
    - What is the size of the community
    - Global and regional trends
    - Introduce new groups, leaders

- Speaker directory

- Recommended practices for starting and running communities

- Official group process
     - Officials groups
     - Process

- Examples of User group help since Vancouver

- Groups portal
      - Overview
      - Results

- Welcome pack and OpenStack shop

- Q&A

Meet with the ambassadors on this session where they will introduce the improvements of the last half year and share their feelings and experience about the community. If you are a user group organizer you must be there, and feel free to share your thoughts and feelings with us!

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Christian Berendt

Cloud Solution Architect
Christian is working as a Cloud Solution Architect for the German company B1 Systems. He is a member of the OpenStack Docs team.
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Marcelo Dieder

IT Coordinator and Openstack Consultant Brazil
Marcelo Dieder works with Openstack since 2011. He is a founding member of the OpenStack Brazil user group and coordinates the translation team of OpenStack Brazil. He is an OpenStack Ambassador and has helped in the growth of the users groups through his organizing of events, lectures... Read More →
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Tom Fifield

OpenStack community manager
After working on scalability in computing at particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of a cloud designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia.It currently serves thousands of researchers directly, using many datacentres... Read More →
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Erwan Gallen

OpenStack technical Architect, Red Hat, Red Hat
Erwan is the President of OpenStack-Fr association, he is Ambassador of the OpenStack fondation and helps to promote the OpenStack project. As CTO of a web media group he has built high traffic platforms based on open source technologies, he has developed and created the biggest social... Read More →
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Akihiro Hasegawa

Manager of R&D,Bit-Isle
He is a board member of Japan OpenStack User Group and a chairman / founder of OpenStack Days Tokyo.His mission is to provide the elastic and secure cloud infrastructure with Hybrid cloud technologies to the market. He is working with OpenStack project since 2011.He also is one of... Read More →
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Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an... Read More →
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Marton Kiss

GM of Europe, Aptira
OpenStack Ambassador, founder of Hungarian OpenStack user group, co-organizer of OpenStack CEE Day event and active contributor of multiple OpenStack projects. Marton have a background in the telecommunication sector, he was a CTO for a Telenor owned company and managed the operation... Read More →
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Kavit Munshi

CTO, Aptira, Aptira
Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.>   He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual... Read More →
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Akira Yoshiyama

Assistant Manager, NEC
Akira is the maintainer of the web site of Japan OpenStack User Group (http://openstack.jp). He is leading OpenStack study meetups in Japan since 2012, JOSUG events like OpenStack Advent calendar, translation activities of OpenStack documents into Japanese, and so on... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am JST

9:50am JST

Working With Upstream OpenStack Deadlines and Internal Deadlines
You are developer, and you have just been told to work with OpenStack. Welcome to the OpenStack community! You have also just been told you need to release your product next month, you have your all the codeyou’re your new feature complete, and a few bug fixes done. Now you just need to get that pushed upstream. Where do you go next?

You have been working for OpenStack for a while; some internal issues meant you had to stop reading the ML for a month or two. How do you get back in the loop?

You are working hard reviewing specs and code, and the work load is getting crazy, and everyone is saying their use case is the most important thing for OpenStack, and they are all really useful things to consider. What is the right thing to do?

Maybe we can use lessons from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird improves how new and established OpenStack contributors work together?

John has spent time at Citrix packaing OpenStack for public cloud, then pushing a vendor technology upstream (with an element of coopetition). Since early 2013, he has been working on Rackspace’s public cloud. Mostly recently he served as the Nova PTL for the Liberty release. He is distilling what he has learnt during this journey, and looking to share this experience more widely, and hopes this will help create some great conversations about how we can all work together even more efficiently and effectively.

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John Garbutt

Principal Engineer, Rackspace
John is currently a Principal Engineer at Rackspace, Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases, and has been involved with OpenStack as a Software Developer since late 2010. He started with Citrix's Project Olympus private cloud packaging of OpenStack, and soon after working upstream... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am JST

11:00am JST

Herding Cats Into Boxes: How OpenStack Release Management Changes With the Big Tent
The Liberty cycle has seen some big changes to our release process and tools. As the OpenStack projects have matured, and the OpenStack community has grown, the Release Management team has updated the way we manage releases to support the way projects want to work while continuing to make it easy for users to understand what is included in each release. All of these changes lay the groundwork for more changes to come in Mitaka.

These changes will immediately impact:

  • Distribution providers

  • Deployers

  • Version Numbering

  • The future of stable branches

  • Release cycles

This is a must-attend session for:

  • Those who curate or provide an OpenStack distribution

  • Release Managers

  • Deployers and architects

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Thierry Carrez

VP of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, in charge of the long-term health of the open source projects under the Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project... Read More →
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Doug Hellmann

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Doug Hellmann is currently employed by Red Hat to work on OpenStack and OpenShift.

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am JST

11:50am JST

Overcoming Subtle Bias - Presented by the Women of OpenStack
The Women of Openstack Working Group continues to go from strength to strength. With a record of over 600 women or 10% of the Vancouver Summit attendees, women are a growing and vocal presence in our extremely diverse community. Join this panel of women and minorities as we discuss the topic of subtle bias in the workplace and the OpenStack community and how to remove barriers to full participation in all aspects and roles. 

From PTL to code reviewer, there is a place for everyone to contribute to the fullest extent possible. Learn how to identify and overcome the subtle biases that can drag down even the most confident person.

  • Identifying our own biases and tips for avoiding their influence

  • Looking beyond the surface: First impressions and how they can sway even the most seemingly impartial decision

  • On an IRC, everyone is equal: Using tools to level the playing field for everyone

  • Establishing criteria to ensure fair treatment for all

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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Manager, Verizon
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud... Read More →
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Courtney Ferry

Sr. Solutions Engineer, Carpathia, A QTS Company
Courtney is a customer-facing sales engineer, at Carpathia, responsible for architecting custom hosting, private cloud, and managed services solutions, for enterprise and government customers. Prior to bridging into engineering, Courtney was a Technical Implementation Manager at... Read More →
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Alex Lemberg

SW Manager, SanDisk
Alex Lemberg is a senior SW Manager in SanDisk company, with 14 years of experience in design, debugging, development, analysis and testing of embedded and mobile flash based storage solutions (eMMC/SD, NAND, NOR) and operation systems. He is focused and passionate about the following... Read More →
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Karin Levenstein

Manager, Rackspace Private Cloud Documentation
Karin Levenstein manages the US half of the Rackspace Private Cloud documentation team and is an OpenStack docs contributor, working mostly on the Installation Guide. She has been working as a tech writer for nearly 20 years, and her experience ranges from grocery chains to oil and... Read More →
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Jessica Murillo

Vice President, Systems, IBM
Jessica Murillo is a Vice President within IBM’s Systems team and a Linux Foundation Board member. Her team provides support for IBM's customers using our POWER servers and she also leads the implementation of Client Experience, Design, and Agile development for Systems. She has... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm JST

1:50pm JST

Contributing to OpenStack 201: A Primer for the Not-so-new Contributor
After figuring out the basics of "How to Contribute to OpenStack" the developer is often faced with a harsh reality. Things can take a long time! Specs and patches can continue for over 50 patch sets, spanning weeks and months. Deadlines due to milestones matter, and getting attention from Core (and non-core) reviewers can be challenging. Scott D'Angelo and Andrea Rosa will provide insight and ideas on 1) what to expect when contributing 2) How the spec process can go 3) Some extreme examples 4) ideas on how to smooth the process In addition, experienced Core/PTL members will give tips and insights into how to contribute and navigate the process.

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Scott D'Angelo

Senior Software Engineer, HP
Scott DAngelo is a Senior Software engineer at HP who works as a developer on Helion OpenStack Cinder and as a DevOps Operator on HP Public Cloud. He has been with HP since 2007 and has worked on OpenStack since 2012.
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Andrea Rosa

Software Engineer, HP
Andrea Rosa is a software engineer working at Hewlett Packard in Bristol U.K. where he is part of the Nova team. Andrea has been involved in the adoption of OpenStack for HP public cloud more than 4 years ago (Diablo release) then his focus moved to HP OpenStack Helion project... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm JST

2:40pm JST

Let's Talk Roadmaps - OpenStack Style
The OpenStack Tent is big and as an OpenStack Operator, Vendor or Contributor it can be a challenge to know what’s going on in each ring.  Help is on the way! The OpenStack Product Work Group strives to work across our community to create a condensed, simplified set of roadmaps of the capabilities you can expect in the upcoming project releases. 

In this session we'll present our findings across the different projects in an effort to give users a glimpse into OpenStack's upcoming capabilities.  The roadmaps presented will span multiple releases and strive to unify the future direction of the individual projects on a per release basis.  This session had over 800 RSVPs at the last summit so please show up early!  

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Carol Barrett

Data Center Software Planner, Intel Corp
Carol is a 30+ yr high tech veteran, currently working within the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. She has broad software development experience ranging from weapon control systems on submarines to web based kids games to data center applications. She’s... Read More →
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Mike Cohen

Director, Product Management, Cisco Systems
Mike Cohen is Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems.  Mike began his career as an early engineer on VMware's hypervisor team and subsequently worked in infrastructure product management on Google and Big Switch Networks.  Mike holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from... Read More →
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Rochelle Grober

Senior Staff Architect - Huawei, Huawei Technologies
Rocky is an industry veteran, with experience spanning computer bring up to AI, networks and embedded. But her attention always seems to return to close to the metal, large infrastructure. Starting out in EE, she migrated to SW development then on to QA and SW Process, which is why... Read More →
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Shamail Tahir

Offering Manager, IBM Private Cloud and OpenStack Initiatives, IBM
I am an Offering Manager for OpenStack Initiatives at IBM Cloud and enthusiastic about technology.  In my current role, I am focused on open-source and product strategy.  I have been in the OpenStack community since 2013 and I am currently participating in the Product, Enterprise... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:40pm - 3:20pm JST

3:30pm JST

OpenStack Trivia
An OpenStack trivia game featuring multiple choice questions using slides, etc, encouraging audience participation. There will also be audible questions (just shout out the answer). Goofy prizes will be awarded. This theme can be used as an icebreaker/etc at OpenStack meetups (the first one, birthday ones, etc.) This talk would also work as a lightning talk with the slides auto advancing.

Each slide will have a backup slide giving a bit more detail about the topic so also educational.

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David Medberry

Lead Engineer, OpenStack DevOps, Charter Comm
Open source advocate for 15+ years.OpenStack developer, deployer since 2011...OpenStack Community leader for 4+ years.Formerly doing cloud and open source for Canonical (Ubuntu) and HP, currently doing OpenStack at Charter Communications.Known to launch flying discs at anyone attending... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm JST

4:30pm JST

It Takes a Community: Interoperable Networking In OpenStack via DefCore
Would you like to be able to move applications seamlessly between OpenStack Powered clouds?  Sure you would—but today, that’s hard.  One of the trickiest aspects of interoperability today is the network stack: OpenStack has multiple networking API’s available that can’t be deployed together, making it difficult to create an interoperable standard.  Without an interoperable standard, applications become a tangle of if/else loops to account for the different possible networking capabilities of various public clouds, appliances, distributions, and managed offerings--and it’s difficult to determine which products support which networking options at all.  Interoperability by if/else loop isn’t really interoperability at all.

The OpenStack community is responding to the challenge of creating an interoperable standard between OpenStack Powered products via the work of the DefCore Committee.  The DefCore Guidelines seek to define core in such a way that OpenStack Powered products can be verifiably tested for adherence to an interoperability standard and consumers can make informed decisions about what they deploy and how they write their applications.  But the DefCore Committe can't operate in a vacume: solving interoperability in networking requires the help of the technical community, the Board of Directors, the DefCore Committee, vendors, and operators.

In this talk, members of the Nova and Neutron technical communities and the DefCore Committee will discuss the history of networking in OpenStack, take the current temperature of OpenStack's networking stacks, and discuss how the DefCore Committee, technical community, and Board of Directors are working together to solve the interoperability problem.  We’ll explain what’s being proposed for the next DefCore Guideline and how we as a community got there.  Attendees will learn about the impact on operators and vendors and leave with an understanding of what to expect of OpenStack Powered (TM) products that meet interoperable networking standards in the future.  We’ll also discuss the feedback that’s been generated so far from operators, vendors, and developers and discuss the future of interoperable networking in OpenStack.  

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Russell Bryant

Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat
Russell is a Distinguished Engineer in Service Delivery, leading SD's adoption of OVN across our managed services. Russell also has a long history with OVN, having helped create the project back in 2015 and leading the planning for product teams to take over ownership of OVN by 2... Read More →
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Kyle Mestery

Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
I am a technology executive and distinguished engineer with experience building teams to deliver cloud security solutions using a combination of open source and custom software. I write code, architecture documents, and help mentor members of the team to perform their best. In Open... Read More →
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Mark Voelker

OpenStack Architect, VMware
Mark T. Voelker is the OpenStack Architect at VMware, but generally prefers to think of himself as a breadth-first technologist with a flair for distributed systems. Prior to joining VMware, Mark spent 11+ years at Cisco Systems, most recently with the Cloud and Virtualization Group/Office... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:30pm - 5:10pm JST

5:20pm JST

The Numbers of the Open Cloud (Tokyo Edition)
The talk will present a quantitative analysis of the projects producing the main free, open source software cloud platforms: OpenStack, Apache CloudStack, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus. The analysis will focus on the communities behind those projects, their main development parameters, and the trends that can be observed.

Understanding the inner life of free / open source software projects is of fundamental importance to developers, users and decision makers. This talk will help to understand what's happening behind the curtains in the most relevant open cloud platforms, by analyzing the rich data obtained from their developing repositories.

The talk will cover, for the four analyzed projects, the following topics:

* How open is their development model, and to which extent they provide access to their development data.
Some parameters related to the overall activity and effort put into the development and maintenance of their products.
* The main characteristics of their development community: size, diversity, engagement, attraction, etc.
* The main parameters characterizing their performance, such as time-to-fix tickets or time-to-review patches.
* Some visualizations of the most relevant aspects.

A bonus track with novel information providing insight on the OpenStack community will have a slot in the presentation.

All the tools used to produce the analysis presented in this talk are free, open source software, based on the Grimoire technology, http://vizgrimoire.github.io. The talk will also provide some hints on how to reproduce the study, on these or other projects.

Illustrative example of the kind of information that will be presented: OpenStack Grimoire Dashboard, http://activity.openstack.org/

This talk will be an update and extension of the one I delivered in Paris OpenStack Summit, http://bit.ly/openstack-opencloud

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Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

Cofounder / Associate Professor, Bitergia / Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona is co-founder of "Bitergia" [1], the software development analytics company specialized in the analysis of free / open source software projects. He also teaches and researches [2] in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), in the context of the GSyC/LibreSoft... Read More →
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Daniel Izquierdo

CEO, Bitergia
Primary speaker bio: Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open and InnerSource ecosystems. Currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer, he is focused on the quality of the data... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 5:20pm - 6:00pm JST

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