The OpenStack Summit is about relationships. As developers, we meet up twice a year at the Summit and then return home and resume communication via IRC and email. Spending time in person with other members of the community gives you the opportunity to form a bond and, more importantly, build trust – a community without trust can’t thrive.
OpenStack Summit Atlanta is in the books. It was a great event that brought together thousands of developers, operators and users of OpenStack. There was a ton of excitement around the project. With that in mind, we want to dig deeper into the past, present and future of OpenStack. In this video series, we hear straight from some of OpenStack’s community members from Rackspace about how the fast-growing open source project has evolved, what it needs to continue thriving, and what it means to them personally.
OpenStack Summit Atlanta was attended by more than 4,500 people, nearly 100 times the roughly 50 who gathered in a small room four years ago in Austin for the first summit. This is a clear illustration that OpenStack has taken a strong hold in the cloud world. At the Summit, thousands of developers, operators and users got together for five days to discuss and share the incredible strides made possible in their world due to OpenStack. Here are some of the themes that I heard over and over again during conversations and presentations:
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