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Tuesday, April 16


OpenStack Grizzly Architecture 101

Building upon his popular blog posts and diagrams (http://ken.pepple.info), Ken will walk through the architecture of OpenStack Grizzly and describe it's key software components and important interactions with a special focus on recent changes. After finishing with the software architecture, he will discuss common physical design patterns available for large scale deployments. 

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Ken Pepple

CTO, Solinea
Ken is the co-founder and CTO of Solinea, a leading consulting and software provider enabling enterprises and service providers to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing. Prior to Solinea, Ken was Cloud Technology Partners' (CloudTP) Vice President for their OpenStack Practice... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232


What Everyone Ought to Know about OpenStack Internships

Charles Babbage's Difference Engine amazed Ada Lovelace with its unprecedented engineering feats just like OpenStack amazes people today. We have some stories to share about learning, exploring new territory and making new connections. This story is about newcomers working on OpenStack as interns. Three were in the GNOME Outreach Program for Women from January to March. One has been an intern twice at two different OpenStack companies.

For the Outreach Program for Women, three mentors worked with interns; one from the Image service (glance) project, one from the Dashboard (horizon) project, and one from the documentation project. For the company internships, mentors at the company worked with the intern. We want to share their stories so you can learn about our current OpenStack internships and future plans for such programs. We will talk about what they worked on while interning, what struggles they faced while learning everything about OpenStack, and where they want to go from here. We can provide metrics that show the impact of involving women in Open Source, and metrics about the impact these interns have on the projects. We want to describe the future vision for internship programs based on the lessons learned recently.

If you are an organization looking to hire OpenStack interns, or a potential intern seeking an internship, this session is for you. 


Laura Alves

Laura Alves is a Physics CS student and long-time FOSS user and supporter. Before joining OPW as an intern for OpenStack Documentation, she worked at private companies in areas like Technical / Infrastructure Support and Localization Engineering.
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Victoria Martínez de la Cruz

Software engineer at Red Hat, Red Hat
Victoria is a software developer at Red Hat and core member of Trove and Zaqar projects. She is a former GNOME Outreach Program for Women intern and Google Summer of Code intern. She is FOSS passionate and loves to help newcomers to get involved with OpenStack.
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Anne Gentle

Developer Experience Engineer, Cisco
Anne Gentle is an industry-recognized author whose books promote collaboration among developers, writers, and other stakeholders withinopen source and enterprise communities. She works as a developer experience engineer at Cisco, supporting DevNet members learning Cisco technologies... Read More →
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Anita Kuno

Open Cloud Developer, eNovance
Anita Kuno is one of the GNOME OPW interns. She worked with Iccha Sethi and has contributed code to glance, glanceclient, nova, novaclient, cinderclient, openstack-ci, and horizon. She started working with eNovance as an Open Cloud Developer after completing her internship.
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Julie Pichon

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Julie Pichon is a developer at Red Hat and works on Horizon, the web dashboard for OpenStack. She is a core member of Horizon and mentored an intern in the project as part of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women. A big open-source supporter, she likes to get involved in projects aiming... Read More →

Iccha Sethi

Software Developer, Rackspace
Iccha is a software developer at Rackspace and a core member of Glance, OpenStack. She is an advocate for open source and has been a mentor for OpenStack in the FOSS GNOME Outreach Program for Women.

Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232


Getting started with OpenStack development

People frequently ask how they can get started with OpenStack development. There's a process which needs to be followed, from setting up a launchpad account, to signing the CLA, to sending off you first patch with adequate testing. In this session Michael Still, a Nova core reviewer, will guide the audience through this process and send off a patch to a real bug in the Nova codebase, stopping to answer questions along the way.

After the session attendees should know everything they need to about the OpenStack development environment to start sending off real patches. 


Michael Still

Software Engineer, Rackspace
Michael Still is a Nova and Oslo core reviewer at Rackspace, where he works on the Open Source OpenStack project as part of the Private Cloud team. He spends most of his time hacking on the libvirt virtualization layer in nova. Before joining Rackspace in 2012, Michael spent six years... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232


Building "Cloudy" Apps

So, you've got an OpenStack cluster up and running, now what? How do you build a "Cloudy" application that leverages the power of an OpenStack cloud. During this session we will walk through some of the considerations for building applications on OpenStack. We will show you how to leverage OpenStack to scale up and scale down your application infrastructure. We'll walk through architecture considerations for a "Cloudy" application and provide you with plenty of tips for getting the most out of OpenStack. 

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Tony Campbell

Director of Training and Certification, Rackspace

Tuesday April 16, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232


OpenStack Swift Introduction: Architecture and Technical Overview

Swift is a multi-tenant, highly scalable and durable object storage system that is designed to store large amounts of unstructured data at low cost.

This session will provide an overview of Swift’s architecture and its components. It will also cover real- world use cases, illustrating how high-volume websites use Swift and how the technology enables storage infrastructure-as-a-service.

The OpenStack Swift introduction is aimed at attendees who want to understand the design goals of Swift and how they can best make use of this OpenStack component. It will be an informative introduction for those interested in running Swift or contributing to the Swift project. 

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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 →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232


Scaling in the Cloud – The Hype and Happenings of Software-Defined Networking

In the infrastructure space, there is a growing trend of companies calling themselves “software defined (x)”. Often, it’s a vendor that is re-positioning a decades old product. Though on occasion, it’s smart, nimble startups and wise incumbents seeing a new way of delivering infrastructure. Either way, the term “software defined” is with us to stay and there is real meaning and value behind it if you look past the hype.

In this session, Ben Cherian will educate the audience on what software-defined networking is and relay the potential for this modern approach. 

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Ben Cherian

Chief Strategy Officer, Midokura
Ben Cherian is a serial entrepreneur who loves playing in the intersection of business and technology. He currently is the Chief Strategy Officer at Midokura, a network virtualization company. Prior to Midokura, his last role was as GM of Emerging Technologies at DreamHost, where... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232


Soup to Nuts: how an idea becomes an OpenStack commit

You’ve got your shiny new OpenStack environment running, and discovered there is an enhancement you’d like to get back into the main OpenStack release. But where do you begin? What steps do you need to take to go from a raw idea, to code that can make it’s way through the OpenStack review and release process, all the way into the next OpenStack release?

This talk will trace this path. We’ll explain process that you need to follow (bugs/blueprints and the CLA), dive into the tools that you’ll need to get comfortable with (git, gerrit, launchpad), figure out who this Jenkins guy is, and how to make him happy, and how to successfully navigate the review process to get your code in shape and landed in OpenStack proper. You’ll walk away with a roadmap of how to contribute features and bug fixes to OpenStack. 

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Sean Dague

Software Engineer, IBM
Sean Dague has been an Open Source developer for most of his professional life. He's worked on numerous Open Source projects over the years including SystemImager, OpenHPI, Xen, OpenSim, NFS Ganesha, and OpenStack. He's a core reviewer on Nova, Tempest, Devstack, Grenade, and lots... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232