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Monday, April 15
 

9:50am

Using Personas to Target Users

Personas were made famous by Alan Moore in "The Inmates are Running the Asylum," a seminal book on user interface design for computer programmers. They have been used for decades in the marketing industry, in user experience design, and in product planning to help target specific market segments with features, ads, and product design.

Personas help you frame feature discussions while developing your software, guide your communication and event strategy, and ultimately help you to have a more popular, better project. As the OpenStack project evolves beyond its original base and seeks to engage with a broader user community, understanding the profile of OpenStack users becomes critical in increasing participation and thus improving the project.

This session will cover the basics of:
* What is a persona and why should I care?
* How do I come up with persona(s) for my project?
* What can I do with personas?

This session will be useful to those interested in better understanding their target audiences, and specifically those seeking to grow a community around an open source project.



Speakers
avatar for Dave Neary

Dave Neary

Open Source and Standards, Red Hat, Red Hat
Dave Neary works on SDN and NFV community strategy as a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team. He is active in OPNFV, a project whose goal is to promote NFV as a core use-case to upstream projects such as OpenStack, and to engage directly with the projects to ensure... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:00am

OpenStack User Committee Update & Survey Results

Representing the user committee, we will review the current status of the OpenStack user committee, its scope, the plans for next year along with the input from the user groups, industry sectors and foundation members.

Discussions on the best approaches to identify user requirements, profile the user community and continue supporting the ongoing user activities around OpenStack will be welcome. Some initial ideas are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yD8TfqUik2dt5xo_jMVHMl7tw9oIJnEndLK8Y qEToyo/edit 

 


Speakers
avatar for Tim Bell

Tim Bell

Infrastructure Services Manager, CERN
Tim is currently responsible for the team at CERN that manages the operating system and infrastructure services. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM and managing large-scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank. As part of CERN's data centre... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Lane

Ryan Lane

Mr, Wikimedia Foundation
avatar for JC Martin

JC Martin

Cloud Architect, eBay Inc.
Since joining eBay in 2008, JC Martin has been driving eBay's cloudarchitecture, focusing on improving agility and efficiency throughvirtualizing and automating infrastructure and application life cycle.Prior to Ebay, he held architecture positions at BMC software and SunMicrosystems... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:50am

Lessons from History: OpenStack and the Articles of Confederation

In the summer of 1787, a community of diverse individuals with a common challenge met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss their problems with the Articles of Confederation and work towards a better outcome.

The attendees desired that the different states better understand and communicate with each other, and so they debated how best to do something new while organizing a framework for the entities which were represented and those new ones which were to come. The result of those discussions became the U.S. Constitution which has stood for over 225 years.

Come discover the similarities between Open Source and OpenStack communities and the Constitutional Convention over 200 years ago and what lessons there might be from history for our community. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Paul Holland

Paul Holland

Open Source Program Office, HP Open Source Program Office
Paul is the leader of Open Source Strategic Programs within HP’s Open Source Program Office. For ten years, he has helped HP teams properly utilize open source software in their solutions and engage in the open source community. His areas of specialty include open source strategy... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

1:50pm

OpenStack contributions made easier and quicker

Becoming an OpenStack contributor is easy, people are welcoming, and it's a rewarding experience. To the point that we forget that it's worth training for it. Running is easy too. But if you want to go to the Olympics or get sponsored, you better learn and train for them. 

Ceilometer was a deliberate contribution to OpenStack: Nick Barcet and I started careful planning for it in March 2012.  One summit and twelve man-months of work later, it has become an OpenStack incubated project. 

In November 2012 twelve computer science students at the Université du Litoral in the north of France contributed to OpenStack for the first time. For half of them it was their first exposure to the social dynamics of Free Software contributions. It took a few hours of their time, and you could feel, even through IRC, that it was a defining moment for their future professional life.

Nick Barcet's happiness when Ceilometer became an incubated project under his leadership is very much like the sparkle that was in William Oprandi's eyes when his documentation patch got merged into OpenStack.

Will William Oprandi need twenty years of experience to go from contributing a one-liner to driving a new component in OpenStack? Upstream University ( http://upstream-university.org/ ) was funded by the Free Software Foundation France shortly after the April 2012 OpenStack summit to speed up the process, and enable even a skilled contributor to level up. It celebrates its first anniversary with a training session ( http://upstream-university.org/news/2013/02/11/upstream-university-openstack-summit/ ) dedicated to OpenStack in Portland, just before the summit. Feel free to apply to the April 13th session (http://upstream-university.org/apply/ ).


Speakers
avatar for Loïc Dachary

Loïc Dachary

Developer, SecureDrop
Loïc Dachary has been involved with the Free Software Movement since 1987, when he started distributing GNU tapes to the general public. In 2017 he became a core developer for SecureDrop to help journalists communicate with their sources securily and anonymously. In the past de... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

2:40pm

Expanding the community reach through user groups and universities

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


Moderators
avatar for Shannon McFarland

Shannon McFarland

Principal Engineer, Cisco
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Mestery

Kyle Mestery

Distinguished 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... Read More →
avatar for Kamesh Pemmaraju

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... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Prevost

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark T. Voelker

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... 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

3:40pm

Solving the OpenStack Talent Gap

OpenStack has shattered adoption benchmarks set by previous open source projects and gained acceptance as the de facto standard for open source public and private clouds. As the global demand for OpenStack expertise increases, employers are finding it difficult to recruit talent, which is slowing down the ability for organizations to adopt and implement OpenStack and supporting tools and services. For the community and the project to continue to flourish, an effort must be made not only to focus on creating the next wave of OpenStack experts, but to enable application developers to build and deploy on the plethora of public and private OpenStack clouds coming in the next few years.

As a follow-up to last year's successful OpenStack Careers Panel, come join Rackspace Cloud Evangelista Niki Acosta, as she shares her thoughts on the OpenStack talent gap and what the community must do-- short term and long term-- to accelerate adoption and usage of OpenStack-powered public and private clouds. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Niki Acosta

Niki Acosta

Private Cloud Evangelist - OpenStack Private Clouds, Rackspace Hosting
Niki Acosta is a Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace. A Racker since 2008, she had held numerous roles throughout the organization and across many different products in the Rackspace portfolio. Prior to joining the Private Cloud team, Niki was responsible for training and sales enablement... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

4:30pm

OpenStack Community Activity Board and Metrics

In this 90-minute session, we'll explore the new OpenStack Community Activity Board, as well as facilitate an overall discussion about community metrics and other quantitative ways to measure who built Grizzly.


Moderators
avatar for Stefano Maffulli

Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Foundation
OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise contributions. F... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

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 →
avatar for Sanjiva Nath

Sanjiva Nath

CEO, zAgile Inc.
Improving collaboration amongst distributed teams through integration of tools, processes and knowledge
avatar for Dan Stangel

Dan Stangel

Speaker, Hewlett-Packard
Dan is a member of HP's Open Source Program Office, helping teams across HP make the most of their open source software efforts & contributions. He has been studying the OpenStack Community for several months, helping to refine and augment the 'gitdm' tool to provide more frequent... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

5:20pm

OpenStack Community Activity Board and Metrics: What would you like to see?

We will continue the 90-minute session, we'll explore the new OpenStack Community Activity Board, as well as facilitate an overall discussion about community metrics and other quantitative ways to measure development activities of OpenStack.


Moderators
avatar for Stefano Maffulli

Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Foundation
OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise contributions. F... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

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 →
avatar for Sanjiva Nath

Sanjiva Nath

CEO, zAgile Inc.
Improving collaboration amongst distributed teams through integration of tools, processes and knowledge
avatar for Dan Stangel

Dan Stangel

Speaker, Hewlett-Packard
Dan is a member of HP's Open Source Program Office, helping teams across HP make the most of their open source software efforts & contributions. He has been studying the OpenStack Community for several months, helping to refine and augment the 'gitdm' tool to provide more frequent... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232
 
Tuesday, April 16
 

5:20pm

OpenStack Marketers Meeting

Gather with marketers and event planners in the OpenStack community for a chance to network and discuss 2013 plans, in particular to provide feedback for a new marketing portal. 

Food and drinks will be provided - join us! 


Speakers
avatar for Lauren Sell

Lauren Sell

VP Marketing and Community Services, OpenStack Foundation
I am the VP of Marketing & Community Services for the OpenStack Foundation. I helped launch OpenStack and have since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to promote OpenStack and drive adoption through activities like event organization... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232