Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:00PM - 5:00PM
HP - Columbia
8890 McGaw Rd, Suite 100
|Openstack - OSSI Monthly Meeting||Free|
Tuesday's meeting was well attended and filled with technical discussion. Panel members were on target and attendees discussed items like OpenStack security, hypervisors, the role of OpenStack and the future of OpenStack. The three panelists represented SUSE, IBM and Red Hat and ironically these companies comprise nearly 50% of the OpenStack Board of Directors. Attendees were highly technical in nature and offered an abundance of challenging questions for the panel. Several major prime contractors attended as did leadership in the US Military. Several small business contributed interesting perspectives and clearly demonstrated that Open Source Subject Matter Experts come from small companies and large companies.
Over 90% of the registered capacity crowd were in attendance.
Panel members have been invited to submit slide decks to be posted on this page for download.
OSSI will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday August 21st at 2PM. The topic this month is Openstack. Attendees will participate in a panel discussion about popular technical topic. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject and the importance of openstack to government customers, all attendees must be US Citizens. Seating will be limited and we expect this meeting to be full. Register now to reserve your seat.
Moderator: Jason Peay, Versatech
Daniel Westervelt is the Director of Engineering for SUSE North America and has a lead role in the production of SUSE Cloud, an OpenStack based IAAS product. His previous work at SUSE includes development of SUSE Linux Real Time (SLERT) and a hardware provision system called the Baracus Project. Prior to SUSE Daniel managed the Unix/Linux engineering teams at Bear Stearns and had a part in the engineering of the original Newscorp websites.
Sean Dague, IBM Linux Technology Center. Sean has been an avid Linux and open source user for a decade. He managed to sneak Linux into the infrastructure for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, and joined IBM's Linux Technology Center shortly after it's creation in 2001. He's worked on numerous open source projects over the years in the LTC, including SystemImager, OpenHPI, Xen, OpenSim, and the NFS Ganesha project. Sean is currently leading IBM's Open Source efforts with OpenStack. He created the Mid Hudson Linux Users Group in 2003, and has been running a monthly Linux and Open Source lecture series there ever since. In his spare time he does a bit of hacking and publishing open source software in the general web, and Drupal communities.
Rob Washburn, Red Hat Senior Cloud Solutions Architect. Rob architects cloud computing, server virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions in a variety of vertical markets for Red Hat's customers. He also regularly performs on-site proof-of-concept deployments and teaches virtualization & cloud acceleration training to Red Hat's partners.