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The IT resource for this post was Ryan Walker, a Rackspace Hosting Linux Administrator.
Since the OpenStack community was founded at OSCON late July, there has been a series of exciting new developments that we’d like to share with you.
Imagine a world where code used by the biggest clouds is freely available to any developer, anywhere.  A world where that code was a standard used to build private clouds as well as a variety of new service offers.  In this world, workloads could be moved around these clouds easily – you could fire your cloud provider for bad service or lack of features, but not have to rewrite the software to do it.  Imagine an open source cloud operating system that lifts IT to the next level of innovation, just as Linux drove the web to new heights.
Rackspace is hosting an invitation-only career fair for technical folks. The event takes place June 26th at our San Antonio headquarters and has three main focus areas:
If you’re in the Austin area and have a spare computer lying around the home or office, please consider donating it to the second annual Linux Against Poverty Computer Drive and Install Fest taking place Saturday, June 19 at Union Park.
Want to know what it’s like being a Racker? Curious about Fanatical Support? We made a short film called “A Day in the Life of a Racker” featuring Linux Administrator David Corn.  He responds to tickets, answers questions for customers and even troubleshoots a DDoS attack.
Ever wonder what exactly Fanatical Support looks like in action? TweetPhoto, the Twitter-based photo-sharing API that launched in March of 2009, can tell you.
Rackspace held a System Administration breakfix contest at the 2009 Red Hat Summit in Chicago pitting the top Red Hat Certified professionals against each other for the chance to win prizes and win bragging rights. During the two day contest, forty-seven participants worked to solve the four identified “breaks” within the fifteen minutes allotted. The problems, listed below, were chosen as representative of issues Sys Admins in a hosting environment must be able to resolve on a daily basis. The contestants who resolved the most problems in the shortest times respectively won first, second and third place.
Here is a special guest post from Robert Taylor, a Rackspace Senior Systems Engineer.
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