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Vote Now For Rackspace OpenStack Summit Hong Kong Presentations

One of the beautiful things about an open technology is that it imbues “open” into everything it does and engages its community at every step.

The good folks at the OpenStack Foundation have opened up a community vote for the presentations that will be delivered at the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong November 5 through November 8, and we encourage you to participate.

Register for the summit and place your vote before August 25 for the best talks. Here’s a glimpse of the speaking sessions proposed by our some of our best developers and tech evangelists at Rackspace:

How OpenStack Will Power Sony’s Online Games For PlayStation 4
Jim Curry, Rackspace Senior Vice President and General Manager, Private Cloud, and Monique Fraser, Director, Global Hosting Services, Sony

Getting Started With OpenStack
Kenneth Hui, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect, and Niki Acosta, Rackspace Cloud Evangelista

The Software Defined Career: Transforming Your Path With OpenStack
Niki Acosta, Rackspace Cloud Evangelista

Bridging The Gap: Explaining OpenStack To VMware Administrators
Kenneth Hui, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect, and Scott Lowe, VMware Engineering Architect

Cattle Wrangling For Pet Whisperers: Building A Multi-Hypervisor OpenStack Cloud
Kenneth Hui, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

The Cloud Doesn’t Answer The Why Or The How
Kenneth Hui, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Building A Globally Federated Cloud Network
Scott Sanchez, Rackspace Director of Strategy

The Downfall Of OpenStack
Scott Sanchez, Rackspace Director of Strategy

The OpenStack Community Welcomes Developers In All Languages
Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate

Java On OpenStack
Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate

System Integration Testing Of OpenStack Deployments
Sam Danes, Rackspace Software Architect, and Rick Lopez, Rackspace Director of Quality Engineering

Barbican 1.0: Open Source Key Management For OpenStack
Matt Tesauro, Rackspace Lead Software Security Engineer, and Jarret Raim, Rackspace Cloud Security Product Manager

Marconi (QNS) Queuing And Notification Service for OpenStack
Kurt Griffiths, Flavio Percoco and Allan Metts

OpenStack Queuing And Notification Service (“Marconi”)
Kurt Griffiths, Rackspace Principal Architect, Flavio Percoco, Red Hat Software Engineer and Allan Metts, Rackspace Director of Engineering

PaaS And OpenStack
Adrian Otto, Rackspace Principal Architect, and Roshan Agrawal, Rackspace Product Manager

Panel Discussion With Authors Of The OpenStack Security Guide
Anne Gentle, Rackspace OpenStack Documentation Coordinator; Cody Bunch, Rackspace Principal Architect, Private Cloud;  Bryan Payne, Nebula Director of Security Research; Keith Basil, Red Hat Principal Product Manager, OpenStack; Malini Bhandaru, Intel Platform Architect; Nathanael Burton, NSA Computer Scientist; Robert Clark, HP Cloud Services Lead Security Architect; Ben de Bont, HP Chief Security Officer; Eric Lopez, VMware Solution Architect; and Eric Windisch, CloudScaling Principal Engineer, OpenStack

The State Of Crypto In Python
Jarret Raim, Rackspace Cloud Security Product Manager, and Paul Kehrer, Rackspace OpenStack Crypto Developer

Scalable Multi-Tenant Logging: Project Meniscus
Jarret Raim, Rackspace Cloud Security Product Manager, and Andrew Hartnett, Rackspace Software Development Manager

Encrypted Block Storage: Technical Walkthrough
Jarret Raim, Rackspace Cloud Security Product Manager, and Joel Coffman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

OpenStack Deployment With Chef Workshop
Matt Ray, Opscode Cloud Integration Product Lead, and Justin Shepherd, Rackspace Principal Architect

Making Nova Database Migrations More Reliable
Michael Still, Rackspace Software Engineer

Learning To Scale OpenStack: An Update From The Rackspace Public Cloud
Paul Voccio, Rackspace Director of Software Development, and Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Software Development Manager

Monitoring An OpenStack Deployment At Scale
Gabe Westmaas, Rackspace Director of Software Development

An Intimate Look At Running OpenStack Swift At Scale
Chuck Thier, Rackspace Principal Engineer

Rackspace Cloud Block Storage: One Year Later
Cory Stone, Rackspace Software Developer

Why OpenStack Needs CDNaaS
Christopher Kuehl, Rackspace Principal Architect, and Paul Querna, Rackspace Systems Architect

10 Key Considerations For Hybrid Cloud Deployments
Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification, and John Igoe, Rackspace Vice President of Private Cloud

The Economics Of OpenStack Vs. AWS In A Real World Environment
Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification, and John Igoe, Rackspace Vice President of Private Cloud

Driving OpenStack Awareness In The Chinese Market
Bob Bardwell, Rackspace Senior Manager of Business Development

Bare Metal In A Cloud World
Phil Hopkins, Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

A Developer’s Intro To The OpenStack APIs
Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Hands On Cinder
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor; Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Hands On Swift
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor; Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Hands On Nova
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor; Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Hands On Neutron
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor; Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Installing OpenStack On OpenStack
Rags Srinivas, Rackspace Solutions Architect; Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

OpenStack On Your Laptop
Rags Srinivas, Rackspace Solutions Architect; Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Building “Cloudy” Apps
Tony Campbell, Rackspace Director of Training and Certification; John McKenzie, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor; and Byron McCollum, Rackspace Technical Training Manager

Distributing Workloads Across Multiple OpenStack Clouds
Ryan Yard, Rackspace Cloud Architect, and Brian Jawalka, Rackspace Cloud Architect

Highly Available MySQL For OpenStack
Rags Srinivas, Rackspace Solutions Architect, and Jacob Walcik, Rackspace Lead Solutions Architect

Navigating The Big Data and Application Ecosystem For OpenStack
Rags Srinivas, Rackspace Solutions Architect

OpenStack For Enterprise Developers: Should They Care?
Rags Srinivas, Rackspace Solutions Architect; Diane Mueller, Red Hat Cloud Evangelist; Lew Tucker, Cisco CTO of Cloud Computing; and Chris Ferris, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Industry Standards in the Software Group Standards Strategy organization

An Open vSwitch Tutorial
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor

Configuring SSL Throughout OpenStack
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor

OpenStack Network Startup in RHEL And Ubuntu Compared
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor, and Jake Briggs, Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud Engineer

Running HA Neutron
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor, and Jake Briggs, Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud Engineer

Neutron, Not Just A New Name
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor, and Jake Briggs, Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud Engineer

OpenStack Networking – How A Packet Finds Its Way
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace OpenStack Instructor, and Jake Briggs, Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud Engineer

Evolving DevOps ToolChains With OpenStack
Ryan Richard, Rackspace Software Development Manager

Designing Your OpenStack Private Cloud: Grizzly Edition
Ryan Richard, Rackspace Software Development Manager

Deploying OpenStack in Gentoo While Tracking Security Releases
Matthew Thode, Rackspace Linux Administrator

How To Build A Managed Services Business Around OpenStack
Daniel Choquette, Rackspace Director of Solutions Architecture

OpenStack Neck Beards And Suits Unite!
Soo Choi, Rackspace Director of Operation, Enterprise Cloud Solutions

Understanding Microsoft Licensing In The Cloud
Kevin Parker, Rackspace Enterprise Cloud Solutions Architect, and Peter Pouliot, Microsoft Senior Software Design Engineer in Test, OpenStack

Write Once And REALLY Run Anywhere With OpenStack And Docker
Wayne Walls, Rackspace Cloud Strategist, and Solomon Hykes, dotCloud Founder and CTO

To Infinity And Beyond: OpenStack In The Year 2018
Alan Perkins, Rackspace APAC CTO

The Business Case For OpenStack
Alan Perkins, Rackspace APAC CTO

Hybrid OpenStack Clouds – CERN Research Project Aims To Solve Federation For The Real World
Toby Owen, Rackspace Head of Technical Strategy, and Tim Bell, CERN Manager of Infrastructure

Open-Source SDKs For OpenStack
Glen Campbell, Rackspace Developer Relations Group Manager

Taskflow: An OpenStack Library That Helps Make Task Execution Easy, Consistent And Reliable
Keith Bray, Rackspace Senior Software Development Manager, and Joshua Harlow, Yahoo OpenStack Team Technical Lead

Welcome To Project Foghorn!!
Muharem Hrnjadovic, Rackspace Software Development Manager

OpenStack HTTP Proxy Middleware Options: PowerProxy and Pyrox
Andrew Hartnett, Rackspace Software Development Manager

Your OpenStack Dev Team: Encouraging Innovation With Open Source Development
Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Software Development Manager

StackTach – Ceilometer Integration
Sandy Walsh, Rackspace Software Developer

Building On And For OpenStack
Nirmal Ranganathan, Rackspace Senior Software Engineer

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Niki Acosta.

Niki Acosta is Product Evangelist for Rackspace Private Cloud. A Racker since 2008, she had held numerous roles throughout the organization and across many different products in the Rackspace portfolio. Prior to joining the Private Cloud team, Niki was responsible for training and sales enablement for the Rackspace Public Cloud products. A frequent speaker, tweeter and blogger, Niki has become a recognized name in the cloud industry.


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