Let’s meet in Austin at the OpenStack Summit

Jodi Smith - March 28, 2016 -

With the semi-annual OpenStack Summit just around the corner, we’re in full-on prep mode, getting ready to share experience, knowledge, and fun.

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First, the fun. Come to booth A41 to get started on an interactive passport game that fosters communication at the event and on social media. The top prize is an OpenStack certification from our industry-leading OpenStack Training team. Got your attention? We’re also giving away some of the other awesome swag you’ve come to expect from us. We’ll share more details on the game this Friday, April 22, before the summit begins.

During Monday’s keynotes, you can hear from Mirantis customers AT&T and Volkswagen, at 9:35 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively. In between, at 9:50 a.m, Mirantis CMO Boris Renski will take the stage for a special keynote.

Below, we’ve listed the 25 sessions we’re participating in, and a few more from customers and partners. We’re honored to have these sessions chosen, and to have been entrusted to share what we’ve learned, both as a top contributor to OpenStack and in our work getting customers into production. If you’re a Mirantis customer or partner and you’d like to see your talk featured here, please email jsmith@mirantis.com.

And don’t miss the chance to get some free training. We are offering a two-day free FUEL100 class during the Summit as a part of the OpenStack Academy on April 27-28.

MONDAY APRIL 25

Monday, 9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Level: Beginner
AT&T’s Journey with OpenStack
(Sorabh Saxena, AT&T Senior Vice President, Software Development & Engineering)
Monday, 9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Level: Beginner
Mirantis Keynote
(Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO, Mirantis)
Monday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Level: Beginner
Driving the Future with Volkswagen Group
(Mario Mueller, VW’s Corporate Director IT Operational Services & Infra)
Monday, 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Level: Beginner
Making Cloud Interoperability across OpenStack vendors a possibility using RefStack
(IBM; OpenStack Foundation; Sergey Slypushenko, Mirantis)
Monday, 12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Level: Advanced
Intelligent Workload HA in OpenStack
(Tata; Jason Venner, Mirantis)
Monday, 12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Live from Oslo
(Kevin Benton, Davanum Srinivas, Oleksii Zamiatin, and Dmitry Ukhlov, Mirantis; Red Hat; Rackspace)
Monday, April 25, 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BrownBag, Room 11B
Scaling OpenStack with a shared-nothing architecture
(Craig Anderson, Mirantis; Alan Meadows, NephoScale)
Monday, 2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Task Orchestration Service: Mistral
(NTI; Renat Akhmerov, Mirantis; Catalyst IT)
Monday, 3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Nova Cells V2: What’s going on?
(Andrew Laski, Mirantis)
Monday, 3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Winning marketing strategies for OpenStack
(Kamesh Pemmaraju, Mirantis; Juniper; OpenStack Foundation; Lithium Technologies)
Monday, 4:00 p.m.
vBrownBag
So you have to do “cloud” …
(Chris Bingham, Mirantis)
Monday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
There and Back Again – Moving Data Across Your Clouds
(Christian Huebner, Oleksii Kolodiazhnyi, and Ivan Kolodyazhny, Mirantis; CloudOps)

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Level: Beginner
A Problem: Single Sourcing with Sphinx
(Svetlana Karslioglu, Mirantis)
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Migration Rodeo: Herding Pets and Grooming Cattle
(Ernest De Leon, Shaun O’Meara, and Roman Verchikov, Mirantis; CloudOps)
Tuesday, 2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Troubleshooting oslo.messaging / RabbitMQ issues
(Dmitry Mescheryakov, Mirantis; Pivotal)
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Level: Intermediate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
vBrownBag
Wednesday, 9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Level: Intermediate
Oculus For OpenStack Ops (OpenStack goes 3D)
(Nick Chase and John Jainschigg, Mirantis)
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Level: Intermediate
These aren’t the logs you’re looking for
(Eric Lemoine, Mirantis, and folks from Intel)
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Level: Intermediate
Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BrownBag, Room 11B
Wednesday, 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
vBrownBag
Ceph(alopods) for multiple clouds
(Christian Huebner, Mirantis)
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
vBrownBag
Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:10 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:10 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Architecture and Best Practices to Deploy Hadoop and Spark Clusters with Sahara
(Sergey Lukjanov and Nikita Konovalov, Mirantis; Intel)
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Neutron Networking in the Real World — Sharing Experiences & Lessons Learnt
(Clemson University; Big Switch; and Telus; Telus will speak about its experience with Fuel))
Wednesday, 5:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Level: Advanced
Deploying lots of teeny tiny telco clouds
(Mike Wilson, Mirantis; AT&T)
Wednesday, 5:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Ironic: managing 1000s of servers in production
(Mykyta Gubenko, Alexander Sakhnov, and Sergii Kashaba, Mirantis)

THURSDAY APRIL 28

Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Level: Intermediate
The notorious M.T.U.
(Sean Collins and Kevin Benton, Mirantis; IBM; Red Hat)
Thursday, 9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Level: Intermediate
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Level: Intermediate
Thursday, 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Thursday, 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Rocket Fuel for Networks: SDN solutions with OpenStack Fuel
(Oleksandr Martsyniuk and Andrian Noga, Mirantis)
Thursday, 2:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Everything you ever wanted to know about OpenStack at scale
(Mike Wilson and Randy DeFauw, Mirantis)
Thursday, 2:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Tanks in the clouds
(Ksenia Prokofyeva and Ivan Krovyakov, Mirantis)
Thursday, 3:10 – 3:50 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Thursday, 4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Level: Intermediate
Developing Cloud Apps: HOT, TOSCA and MuranoPL
(Serg Melikyan, Mirantis; Nokia Networks)
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