OpenStack 6th Birthday Party and Lightning Talks! Fun!

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Jul 15, 2016, 1:30 – 3:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Come enjoy a fun evening with your friendly Stackers celebrating OpenStack's 6th birthday! We will have games and a sizzling round of Lightning Talks (5 minutes each) delivered by our OpenStack contributors and community members. 


6:30-7:00 - Food/Bev/Games/Networking
7:00-8:00 - Round of Lightning Talks (tentative agenda below)
8:00-8:30 - More bevs and networking

Proposed 5 minute Lightning Talks:

• Got OpenStack Skills? Prove it! (OpenStack Administrator Certification (COA)) - Heidi Skupien Bretz, OpenStack Foundation

• Top 10 Misconceptions About Keystone – Guang Yee, Sean Perry (OpenStack Identity/Keystone), HPE

• The Effect of Containers on OpenStack – Robert Starmer, CTO Kumulus (OpenStack Ops contributor)

• Scaling OpenStack storage for your cloud UP or OUT – Bill Borsari, Datera Inc.

• Who needs Orchestration – Sean Roberts, Walmart Labs  

• Moving packets from the NIC to VMs in OpenStack - Sujata Tibrewala, Intel

• Networking the OpenStack World – Wendy Cartee, PLUMgrid

• Why is OpenStack Secure? – Bryan Stephenson, (OpenStack Barbican), HPE

• Building and Diversifying our OpenStack Community – Community Architects: Lisa-Marie Namphy, HPE & Patricia Dugan, Walmart Labs

• Reducing OpenStack upgrades from weeks to hours. (Bet you didn't know this was possible!) –  Arvind Soni, OpenStack PM Lead, VMware

A BIG thank you to our very generous sponsors for this event: Datera Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Walmart Labs, Intel, VMware, PLUMgrid, and the OpenStack Foundation.

Also, please make sure take lots of party pictures, and to upload them to the OpenStack flickr group here: 

See you all on the 14th for a fun celebration of SIX YEARS OF OPENSTACK!

Check back here at 6:45 for the Google Hangout link!!!

@SWDevAngel, @Sarob, @RevansVMware



Friday, July 15, 2016
1:30 AM – 3:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer