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Rackspace Training For OpenStack Heading To Four Major Universities

OpenStack is incredibly powerful – and we’re taking our Rackspace Training for OpenStack on the road over the next few months to four major universities to give students a hands-on OpenStack experience.

The four-night training sessions will teach students how to properly design, deploy and operate a cloud at scale using OpenStack, the open source cloud software that we co-founded.

The goal is to immerse students in an OpenStack environment so they can evaluate it, use it and sharpen their OpenStack acumen. Students will walk away from the training course with the experience and knowledge to install, run and operate OpenStack-powered clouds.

Here’s a lineup of our upcoming university seminars:

  • Virginia Tech; September 30 through October 3
  • University of the Incarnate Word; October 28 through October 31
  • University of Texas at Austin; November 4 through November 7
  • Oregon State University; November 11 through November 14

Classes run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time.

To get an idea of what you can learn, check out the Rackspace Training for OpenStack training that we conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) earlier this year:

If your college, university or research organization is interested in learning the ins and outs of OpenStack, please get in touch with the training@rackspace.com. We plan to add more seminars in coming months.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Tony Campbell.

Tony Campbell joined Rackspace in April of 2003 and currently serves as Rackspace's Director of Training and Certification. Tony and his team are responsible for educating Rackers and the public on OpenStack, Rackspace Cloud and cloud technologies in general. During his career at Rackspace, Tony has working in various software development roles, including work on our customer portal and our first cloud products. When Tony's head is not in the clouds, he enjoys spending time with his family, participating in sports and can occasionally be seen performing in local theater productions.


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