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Monday, April 15 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Expanding the community reach through user groups and universities

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In this session, we'll discuss experiences to date and near-term plans for expanding the community through user groups and universities.


Moderators
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Shannon McFarland

Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Principal Engineer for OpenStack Architecture at Cisco. Shannon is currently focused on OpenStack architecture, design and deployment. He has been responsible for the Enterprise IPv6 design, large scale data center design as well as VDI and other technologie areas. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live... Read More →

Speakers
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Kyle Mestery

Principal Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems where he works on OpenStack, Open Daylight, and Open vSwitch. He is a core team member of the OpenStack Neutron project and the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. Kyle has been writing systems software for more than 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota.
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Kamesh Pemmaraju

Sr. Product Manager, OpenStack Cloud Solutions, Dell
Kamesh is responsible for management of Dell’s OpenStack solution portfolio. In this role Kamesh drives business success for  Dell’s OpenStack Cloud solutions and is a subject matter expert on the cloud market and related technologies. Prior to joining Dell, Kamesh delivered strategic consulting services to enterprises, service providers, ISV's, and start-ups on cloud computing, including OpenStack.
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Jeff Prevost

Executive Coordinator for the Institute of Cloud Technology at UTSA
I am currently the Executive Coordinator for the Institute of Cloud Technology at UTSA in San Antonio. Our mission is to expand the role of UTSA as a leader in cloud technologies, especially in the areas of Open Computing for Science and Engineering. We are enabling the research community by providing access to a Open Cloud Research Laboratory, consisting of a 1024 node cloud running OpenStack, as well as offering training in areas such as HPCC... Read More →
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Mark T. 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 in late 2014, Mark spent 11+ years at Cisco Systems, most recently with the Cloud and Virtualization Group/Office of the Cloud CTO. In past lives he has worked as a software engineer and engineering manager designing web applications, automation systems... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

Attendees (45)