“Back at it” San Francisco Stackers Free Event!

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Jan 6, 2012, 2:30 – 5:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

“Back at it” San Francisco Stackers Free Event!

6:30pm, Thursday, January 5th, 2012
New Relic’s new offices, 101 Second St, 15th Floor (2nd & Mission)

Facilitated by Piston Cloud, the enterprise OpenStack company, http://www.pistoncloud.com/
Hosted by New Relic, the leader in web app monitoring, http://newrelic.com/
Artisan Wines by the20, http://www.the20wines.com/
Eats provided by New Relic.

It's the New Year. Time to shed our holiday coats and get back at it. Essex is depending on us!

We have several enlightened speakers lined up to get our brain juices flowing again, including Kieran Lal of Drupal, http://drupal.org/ . Drupal stands out in the Open Source world, both because of its diversity of participants and its success everywhere from small business to the White House, http://www.whitehouse.gov/. Kieran has been very involved for much of this journey -- remember CivicSpace! -- more recently in balancing his open source participation with his leadership position at the enterprise Drupal company, Acquia, http://www.acquia.com/.


6:30pm Food, Drink, & Networking

7:15pm Jesse Andrews, founder of OpenStack, "Intro to OpenStack"

7:25pm Kieran Lal, Acquia’s Technical Director of Business Development, on "Moving 200 Music Artists to the Cloud". Kieran will share with us Drupal and the Cloud unseating a proprietary SaaS solution. He will talk about the ten year ascent of the Drupal community, and how meeting industry needs, in this case the entertainment industry, improve the Open Source ecosystem.

8:10-8:20pm Intermission

8:20pm Paul Lappas, Piston Cloud, and Andre Pech of Arista Networks on “Hands-free OpenStack scale-out with pentOS and the Arista 7124T”

8:55pm Jesse Andrews, Director of Development for Rackspace Cloud Builders, on "Multi-node Devstack using LXC"



Friday, January 6, 2012
2:30 AM – 5:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer