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Vote Now For Rackspace OpenStack Summit Paris Presentations

Since Rackspace co-founded OpenStack four years ago, the developer community has taken over several major cities, including San Diego, Atlanta, Portland and even Hong Kong with the bi-annual OpenStack Summit.

This year, we’re headed to Paris from November 3 to November 7 for a five-day marathon on all things OpenStack.

The OpenStack Foundation has opened up a community vote for the presentations that will be delivered at the upcoming Paris Summit. Voting runs through Wednesday, August 6. Register for the conference and place your vote. Here’s a glimpse of the speaking sessions proposed by some of our finest developers and tech evangelists at Rackspace:

Monasca Deep Dive: Monitoring at Scale
Sandy Walsh, Rackspace Software Developer; Tong Li, IBM Software Developer; Roland Hockmuth, HP Cloud Software Architect

Monasca Overview: Monitoring as a Service
Sandy Walsh, Rackspace Software Developer; Roland Hockmuth, HP Cloud Software Architect; Rob Basham, IBM Cloud Systems Software Architect

StackTach.v3 – Flexible, Scalable & Reliable Event Processing
Sandy Walsh, Rackspace Software Developer

Deploying Marconi
Oz Akan, Rackspace Manager of Cloud Engineering

Fixing Logs for Fun & Profit
Mike Metral, Rackspace Solutions Architect; Dave Wilde, Rackspace DevOps Engineer

Deuce: A De-Duplication API for OpenStack Clouds
Allan Metts, Rackspace Director of Engineering; Jamie Painter, Rackspace Software Manager

pop.py: An Open API for CDN Provisioning
Allan Metts, Rackspace Director of Engineering; Amit Gandhi; Rackspace Senior Software Manager

Assembling, operating, and scaling OpenStack Environments
Justin Shepherd, Rackspace Principal Architect; Jason Cannavale, Rackspace Director of Engineering

Chef and OpenStack Deployment Workshop
Justin Shepherd, Rackspace Principal Architect; Matt Ray; Rackspace Director of Partner Integration

Hands on workshop for Neutron
Phil Hopkins, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor

Writing enterprise docs with an upstream. A life lesson in giving back.
Anne Gentle, Rackspace OpenStack Documentation Coordinator; Lana Brindley, Rackspace Documentation Wrangler in Chief

You’ll Never Look the Same Way at Developer Support Again
Anne Gentle, Rackspace OpenStack Documentation Coordinator

Team Gender Diversity — Working with the other 50%
Anne Gentle, Rackspace OpenStack Documentation Coordinator; Niki Acosta, Metacloud Director of Evangelism; Diane Mueller, Red Hat OpenShift Origin Community Manager; Beth Cohen, Verizon New Cloud Product Strategist; Alexandra Settle, Technical Writer; Hosnieh Rafiee, Data Protection and Privacy Research Expert at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH

Women in OpenStack: Get Empowered
Maria Abrahms, Rackspace Information Developer; Constanze Kratel, Rackspace Information Developer

HEAT up your deployment: Creating a scalable solution using Auto Scale and HEAT
Maria Abrahms, Rackspace Information Developer; Constanze Kratel, Rackspace Information Developer; Angela Streeter, Rackspace Information Developer

Demystifying the OpenStack Content Submission Process
Maria Abrahms, Rackspace Information Developer; Constanze Kratel, Rackspace Information Developer

The road to minimally impacting live upgrades of the Rackspace Public Cloud
Jesse Keating, Rackspace Senior Linux Systems Engineer; Chris Blumentritt, Rackspace Systems Engineer

Keystone to Keystone Foundation
Joe Savak, Rackspace Identity Product Manager; Brad Topol, IBM Distinguished Engineer; Steve Martinelle, IBM Software Developer; Jorge Williams, Rackspace Principal Architect; Marek Denis, CERN Research Fellow

Deploying Keystone on the Java Platform
Jorge Williams, Rackspace Principal Architect; Jim Baker, Rackspace Senior Software Developer

Network Services in Neutron
Brandon Logan, Rackspace Software Developer; Eugene Nikanorov, Senior Software Engineer; Sumit Naiksatam, Cisco Principal Engineer; Nachi Ueno, NTT i3 Software Engineer

The Fast and Furious 8: Contributing to OpenStack
Stephen Balukoff, Blue Box Principal Technologist; Brandon Logan, Rackspace Software Developer; Doug Wiegley, A10 Networks Principal Software Engineer

Load balancing as a service v2.0 – Juno and beyond
Brandon Logan, Rackspace Software Developer; Doug Wiegley, A10 Networks Principal Software Engineer; Phillip Toohill, Software Developer

What Does OpenStack Mean for Enterprise Architecture?
Jonathan Kelly, Rackspace OpenStack Architect

Monitoring OpenStack in the Enterprise
Jonathan Kelly, Rackspace OpenStack Architect; Jake Briggs, Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud Engineer

Application Portability Within the OpenStack Marketplace
Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate; Ken Perkins, Rackspace Developer Advocate; Dana Bauer, Rackspace Software Developer; Ash Wilson, Rackspace Software Developer

Ciao: Continuous Integration for Apps on OpenStack Workshop
Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate; Dana Bauer, Rackspace Software Developer

Ciao: Continuous Integration for Apps on OpenStack
Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate

Je parle OpenStack
Everett Toews, Rackspace Developer Advocate

Stockade – Password management powered by OpenStack Barbican
Douglas Mendizabal, Rackspace Software Developer; John Vrbanac, Rackspace Software Developer

Vagrant Up a Stand-alone, Multi-Node OpenStack Swift Cluster
James Thorne, Rackspace Sales Engineer

Do Not Use Shared Storage for OpenStack Instances
James Thorne, Rackspace Sales Engineer

Hardware in the cloud: Cleaning up after Bare Metal Ironic tenants
Jay Faulkner, Rackspace Linux Engineer for OnMetal; Josh Gachnang, Rackspace Software Developer for OnMetal

The Wizard of O.S.: Config Files & Log Locations & Services… OH MY!
Chris Caillouet, Rackspace Technical Instructor and DevOps Sensei

Cloud Federation – are we there yet?
Tim Bell, CERN Manager of Infrastructure; Toby Owen, Rackspace Head of Technical Strategy; Marek Denis, CERN Research Fellow; Lee Kimber, Rackspace Senior Product Technologist

The Cloud is Dead, Long Live the Cloud!
Chris Jackson, Rackspace CTO for DevOps

Open Source Backends for OpenStack Neutron
Miguel Lavalle, Rackspace Software Developer

Install and Operate Designate
Vinod Mangalpally, Rackspace Software Developer; Tim Simmons, Rackspace Software Developer, Ron Rikard, eBay Cloud Engineer; Graham Hayes, HP Cloud Software Engineer; Kiall Mac Innes, HP Cloud Services Engineer; Endre Karlson, HP Cloud Software Engineer

Designate: An Overview of OpenStack DNSaaS
Vinod Mangalpally, Rackspace Software Developer; Tim Simmons, Rackspace Software Developer, Graham Hayes, HP Cloud Software Engineer; Karlson, HP Cloud Software Engineer

How to write a driver for Designate
Vinod Mangalpally, Rackspace Software Developer; Tim Simmons, Rackspace Software Developer, Ron Rikard, eBay Cloud Engineer; Graham Hayes, HP Cloud Software Engineer; Kiall Mac Innes, HP Cloud Services Engineer; Endre Karlson, HP Cloud Software Engineer

Capacity Management/provisioning (Cloud’s full, can’t build here)
Matt Van Winkle, Manager of Cloud Engineering; Andy Hill, Rackspace Systems Engineering; Joel Preas, Rackspace Systems Engineer

Managing Open vSwitch across a large heterogeneous fleet
Andy Hill, Rackspace Systems Engineering; Joel Preas, Rackspace Systems Engineer

Exploring your Horizons: An Activity driven workshop
Egle Sigler, Rackspace Principal Architect; Dana Bauer, Rackspace Software Developer; Iccha Sethi, Rackspace Software Developer; Angela Streeter, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor

All for one, one for all: Hands-on Introduction to the Unified Client
Egle Sigler, Rackspace Principal Architect; Dana Bauer, Rackspace Software Developer; Iccha Sethi, Rackspace Software Developer; Angela Streeter, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor

Hands on with ZeroVM
Egle Sigler, Rackspace Principal Architect; Cody Bunch, Rackspace Principal Architect; Lars Butler, Rackspace Software Developer

OpenStack from Zero to Nova: An Activity-Driven Workshop
Egle Sigler, Rackspace Principal Architect; Dana Bauer, Rackspace Software Developer; Iccha Sethi, Rackspace Software Developer; Angela Streeter, Rackspace Cloud Technology Instructor

I don’t give a s*** about the manual. You shouldn’t either. Subtitle: Lessons learned from eight years in the industry.
Lana Brindley, Rackspace Documentation Wrangler in Chief

No one RTFMs, why should we bother writing them?
Lana Brindley, Rackspace Documentation Wrangler in Chief

Introducing pkgcloud: OpenStack SDK for node.js
Ken Perkins, Rackspace Developer Advocate; Phani Raj, Senior Software Developer

A DevOps Stool: Do You Have Enough Legs to Stand on for Product Delivery?
Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Software Development Manager; Rick Lopez, Director of Quality Engineering; Mike Wilson, Senior Systems Architect; Mike Dorman, GoDaddy Senior Systems Architect; Brian Rosmaita, Rackspace Cloud Images Product Manager; Topher White, HP Cloud Services Operations Manager; Daryl Walleck, Rackspace Senior Software Developer in Test; Kevin Mitchell, Rackspace Software Developer; Andrew Laski, Rackspace Senior Software Developer

Learning to Scale OpenStack: Juno Update from the Rackspace Public Cloud
Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Software Development Manager

CI/CD from Upstream OpenStack to Public Cloud Infrastructure
Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Software Development Manager; Theresa Huth, Rackspace Software Development Manager

Auditing, Automation and Data Analysis via OpenStack Eventing
Andrew Hartnett, Rackspace Dev Warlord; Greg Sharek, Rackspace Senior Developer; Shinta Smith, Rackspace Software Developer

Just Say “No” to Faith-Based Software Development: Making the move to evidence-based open product development
Brian Rosmaita, Rackspace Cloud Images Product Manager

Building the RackStack: Packaging from Upstream OpenStack
Philip Schwartz, Rackspace Senior Software Developer

Striker: Creating an OpenStack Packaging Tool
Philip Schwartz, Rackspace Senior Software Developer

Meet Mimic: an API-compatible mock service for OpenStack
Lindsay Kusmierek, Rackspace Software Developer

Transport Layer Security in Neutron LBaaS and Barbican
Adam Harwell, Rackspace Software Engineer; Carlos Garza, Rackspace Software Engineer; Evgeny Fedoruk, Radware Software Engineer; Stephen Balukoff, Blue Box CTO; Samual Bercovici, Radware Director of Product Management

OpenStack API Security Testing Automation in Action!
Jim Freeman, Rackspace Director of Software Security Engineering; Michael Xin, Rackspace Manager of Security Engineering; Nathan Buckner, Rackspace Software Developer

Fixing Logs for Fun & Profit
Mike Metral, Rackspace Solutions Architect; Dave Wilde, Rackspace DevOps Engineer

Operationalizing OpenStack: Adding Monitoring, Logging, Alerting, Backups and Configuration Management to your OpenStack environment using open source tools
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Ironic 101: Learning the basics of OpenStack bare metal provisioning
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Deploying resilient OpenStack clouds with DRBD
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Deploying resilient OpenStack clouds with Swift
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Deploying resilient OpenStack clouds with CEPH
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Schrodinger’s Cat: Evangelizing the possibilities of what’s in the OpenStack “box” for your organization
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Fanatical Monitoring of Nova at Scale
John Garbutt, Rackspace Software Developer

Best of Both Cloud Worlds
Walter Bentley, Rackspace Cloud Solutions Architect

Installing and configuring multi-node devstack for advanced testing scenarios
Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect

Building a Cloud Career in OpenStack
Ken Hui, EMC Business Development Manager; Niki Acosta, Metacloud Director of Evangelism; Jason Grimm, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect; Eric Wright, Systems Architect; Aaron Delp, SolidFire Cloud Solutions Architect; Shamail Tahir, Cloud Architect in the Office of the CTO

Positioning OpenStack
Mark Collier, Co-Founder of OpenStack and COO of the OpenStack Foundation; Boris Renski, Co-Founder of Mirantis; Jim Curry, Co-Founder of OpenStack and SVP at Rackspace; Moderated by Lauren Sell, Director of Marketing for the OpenStack Foundation

Migrating production workloads from OVS to Linux Bridge w/ ML2
James Denton, OpenStack Network Architect for Rackspace; Kevin Stevens, Openstack Engineer – Rackspace

Containerize All The Things
Jason Smith, Rackspace OpenStack Architect; Paul Halmos, Rackspace OpenStack Architect; Wade Lewis, Rackspace OpenStack Architect

From Graduate to OpenStack – Career Hacking
Miguel Cantu, Rackspace DevOps Engineer; Daniel Curran, Rackspace DevOps Engineer

You’re Doing it Wrong – Top 10 Cloud Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Cody Bunch, Principal Architect for Rackspace Private Cloud

Tackling the Complexity of OpenStack Testing
Daryl Walleck, Rackspace Senior Software Developer in Test; Christopher Hunt, Rackspace Senior Software Developer in Test; Devaraj George, Rackspace Manager of Quality Engineering

OpenStack Design Guide Panel
Kevin Jackson, Rackspace Principal Architect

OpenStack Performance Tuning
Kevin Jackson, Rackspace Principal Architect

The Case for User And Developer Experience
Ruben Orduz, Rackspace Developer Advocate

Glance Artifacts: It’s Not Just for Images Anymore
Randall Burt, Rackspace Senior Software Engineer; Alexander Tivelkov, Mirantis Principal Software Engineer

Maintaining data integrity in OpenStack web apps using Barricade.js
Randall Burt, Rackspace Senior Software Engineer; Vijendar Komalla, Rackspace Software Engineer

Barbican: Securing Your Secrets
Chelsea Winfree, Rackspace Software Developer; Steve Heyman, Rackspace Software Developer; John Wood, Rackspace Software Developer; John Vrbanac, Rackspace Software Developer

Remember, voting closes on Wednesday, August 6. We’ll see you in Paris!

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Leezia Dhalla.

Leezia Dhalla joined Rackspace in January 2013. As a Corporate Communications team member, Leezia blogs, creates multimedia and builds presentations. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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