ūüéā OpenStack 7th Birthday Celebration ūüéā (& Hands-on Labs and Lightning Talks!)

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Jul 27, 2017, 8:00 PM ‚Äď Jul 28, 2017, 2:45 AM

In-person event

About this event

Join us for a fun event to celebrate OpenStack’s 7th birthday (#OpenStack7Bday)! 

(Or if you don't have time for the labs, simply join us in the evening for just the Networking, Lightning Talks, and Party! :) 

We are teaming up with Intel's Out of the Box Network Developers to provide an afternoon of talks and training (IoT, Networking, Container Technologies), topped off with a fun birthday celebration and lightning talk session.


Intel Altera Campus 
Building 3, Auditorium 
131 Innovation Drive 
San Jose, CA 95134


1:00-1:15 PM Welcome / Introductions
1:15-1:50 NFV testing at OPNFV Plugfest & ETSI PlugTest (Linux Foundation)
1:50 - 5:05 Three hands on lab sessions running simultaneously 
1:50 - 3:20 
1) Building an OpenStack Hands-on Lab (must pre-register for this lab. See instructions below for details.)
2) Containers and OpenStack Hands-on Lab 
3) Network Services Benchmark (NSB) Hands-on Lab
3:20 - 3:35 Coffee Break
3:35 - 5:05 (2 of the 3 Hands-on labs above repeat)
5:05 - 5:15 Short break to reassemble in the Auditorium
5:15 - 5:55 Cloud Networking Talk
5:55 - 6:00 Day session wrap-up
6:00 - 6:30 PM Networking & Food and Beverages (cafeteria) & T-Shirt giveaway
6:30 - 7:30 Lightning talk sessions (5 minutes per talk - Raffle after each talk - must be present to win!)

Hands-on Labs

Robert Starmer returns to us by popular demand with an updated lab session that will help you get hands-on experience with Container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, and the benefits they bring to OpenStack. A 20-year veteran of the Silicon Valley tech scene, Robert is the Founder and CTO of Kumulus Technologies, a boutique consulting and education company that has long focused on OpenStack integration. Robert is also a Certified OpenStack Admin (COA).

For the "Building an OpenStack Hands-on Lab" workshop, you'll be using physical servers provided by Packet Hosting to build your own private OpenStack cloud. Specifically, you'll be using one of their 'Type 1' servers, a 32 GB, 120GB x 2 SSD (RAID-1), 4 core Xeon server. Packet Hosting provides their servers by the hour. With code SDOPENSTACK, you'll get $25 of free credit. The 'Type 1' is $0.40/hour so the $25 credit will get you 62 hours of CPU use. You are welcome to keep using the lab after the meetup. You'll need to bring a WiFi equipped laptop to connect to the remote server.

Sign up at http://www.packet.net and use code SDOPENSTACK for the free credit. You'll need to provide a credit card or PayPal account to get the $25 in free credit. Please sign up the day before the meetup so that your account will be setup for the meetup!

John runs the OpenStack San Diego user group and gives frequent talks on cloud security at the OpenStack Summit, SUSECON, and the O'Reilly Security Summit. 

Pankur Agarwal and Muthurajan (M Jay) Jayakumar will be offering a hands-on lab for Network Service Benchmarking (NSB). NSB extends the yardstick framework to do VNF characterization and benchmarking in three different execution environments - bare metal i.e., native Linux environment, standalone virtual environment, and managed virtualized environment (e.g., OpenStack, etc.)

If  you are interested in attending this  NSB hands-on lab, please install and Configure the Oracle VM VirtualBox* on your laptop prior to attending the session.  Step-by-step instructions can be found at https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/dpdk-on-the-go-profile-dpdk-applications-on windows-laptop. Complete Step 1 through Step 5.

Speaker Presentations

Uri Elzur will share his expertise in the challenging space of cloud networking. Uri is a networking specialist with more than 25 years of industry experience and is the CTO of Intel’s Data Center Network Solution Group.

Raymond Paik, from the Linux Foundation, Eddy Rainer, and Stephen Gooch will continue the networking theme by discussing the OPNFV Plugfest/ETSI Plug Test and how its benefits for NFV developers.

Lightning Talks

We will end the day with a party which will include cool lightning talks (featuring the Intel, Cisco DevNet, Trilio, Rackspace, Datera, VMware, Mirantis, and Kumulus Technologies) and fun refreshments.

Even if you cannot join us for the labs, you are more than welcome to join us for the evening portion of our event/party!


Be sure to sign up for our Sponsors Raffle! We've got a bunch of great prizes to give away including:

* Apple iPad (latest model) 
* Samsung 8" Android Galaxy Tablet A 
* Google Home (courtesy of Rackspace) 
* Raspberry Pi (courtesy of Datera) 
* AMC movie passes 
* Dpkd-in-a-box (courtesy of Intel)  
* 5 mobile chargers (courtesy of Intel)  
* 2 COA Exams (Courtesy of the OpenStack Foundation)

We'll be giving out the raffle prizes during the lightning talks. You'll need to sign up (at the link below) and be present at the lightning talks in order to win. Good luck! :)




Not in the San Francisco Bay Area? We will be streaming the full-length sessions and lightning talks so you can join us from anywhere in the world. Unfortunately we can't stream you a t-shirt or a cupcake! ;)


Thanks to our event sponsors!

Cisco DevNet (<a href="http://developer.cisco.com/">http://developer.cisco.com) 
Cathey.co (http://www.cathey.co/)
Datera (http://www.daterainc.com/)
Intel (https://software.intel.com/networking/) 
Huawei (https://www.huawei.com/)
Kumulus Technologies (http://kumul.us) 
Mirantis (http://www.mirantis.com) 
Morris Creative Group (http://www.morriscreative.com) 
OpenStack Foundation (http://www.openstack.org) 
Rackspace (https://www.rackspace.com) 
Trilio (https://www.trilio.io/) 
VMware (https://www.vmware.com/)



July 27 ‚Äď 28, 2017
8:00 PM ‚Äď 2:45 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer