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Start Your Engines: Dell Hosts OpenStack Deploy Day / Hack-a-thon!

May 24, 2012 Leave a comment

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Earlier this year, Dell (the company I work for) hosted an OpenStack deploy day, and we had great participation from users and developers from all around the world.

We’ll, we’re doing it again.

One week from today – May 31, 2012 – Dell will be hosting a world wide  Essex deploy day, and we’re inviting everyone to be a part.  It’s a great way for users of any level to deploy OpenStack with Crowbar and get a better understanding of how the Essex release of OpenStack works.

As before, the focus of the day will be on automating deployment of the latest release of OpenStack, specifically through Dell’s Crowbar software framework (www.Dell.com/Crowbar).  It will be an all day, world wide event that will engage all types of OpenStack fans – developers, operators, users, and more. 

We’re already getting a strong response from the OpenStack vendor community as well.  Along with Dell, you’ll see Suse, Mirantis, enStratus, and others in person and on Skype to work on Essex, whether its advanced topics, bug fixing, and even 101 sessions for newcomers.

All the details you need are on our Github site – https://github.com/dellcloudedge/crowbar/wiki/OpenStack-Essex-Deploy-Day

As an added bonus, we also have a few physical locations to hack in person at as well – Austin, Boston, and New York.  If you’re in one of these locales, be sure to RSVP and stop by. (And if you’re interested in hosting a location for the hack-a-thon, drop us a line and we’ll tell you how.)

If you have any questions about details, logitistics, or how Dell is enabling our customers with OpenStack, drop us a line at OpenStack@Dell.com.

See you there!

Until next time,

JBGeorge
@jbgeorge

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OpenStack meetups in Austin and Boston!

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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Just a quick heads up on some OpenStack meet ups coming your way…

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Boston

Austin OpenStack Meetup #1

A shot from our FIRST OpenStack meetup in Austin last month...

This Tuesday, Nov 29, Dell (the company I work for), along with Fidelity, will be sponsoring an OpenStack meetup in BOSTON at 6pm at the Lexington Depot. 

Hear from folks actively deploying (or getting close to) on OpenStack clouds.

Partly presentation and mostly discussion (and obviously pizza).  🙂

Sessions should cover the core new features in Diablo: Keystone and Dashboard, as well as deployment strategies (and will touch on Dell’s own Crowbar). Each topic will have a presentation followed by open Q & A. 

Time is also reserved for an unconference so come armed with some topics

Meet and eat at 6, then get to cloud stuff at 6:30, and plan to end around 9pm.

Learn more / register at http://www.meetup.com/Openstack-Boston/ – if you attend, be sure to grab some pics and tweet w #OSBOS

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Austin

Last month, my team at Dell hosted the first ever OpenStack meetup in Austin with a great showing of the cloud community in the city.  We’re now at over 100 members on the MeetUp, and we want to keep the goodness going. 

We’ll be back at the Tech Ranch on Thu, December 8 to have our second Austin OpenStack meetup where the topic (based on last time’s feedback) will be deployment, and a myriad of other topics.

This time around Rackspace will be joining us and sponsoring the food and refreshments for the night.

You can join the group and get details on the Austin meet up at http://www.meetup.com/Openstack-Austin/

Same deal – when you come, take a few pics and tweet with #OSATX.

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What city’s next?

A number of the attendees of the last Austin meetup actually traveled in from a number of nearby cities, so if you’re so inclined, start an OpenStack meetup in your area!

Feel free to drop me a line or catch me at the next meet up if you’re interested in learning how we got started.

See you at the next meet up!

Until next time,

JBGeorge
@jbgeorge

More info on what Dell is doing with OpenStack at www.Dell.com/OpenStack or email me at OpenStack@Dell.com

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