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Two Dell-Sponsored Austin Cloud Meetups in Five Days

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Hola!

Wanted to let the Austin cloud enthusiasts, professionals, and fans know that Dell (the company that I work for) will be hosting a couple of user group gatherings this week…

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The Austin OpenStack Meetup

WHEN: Thu, May 10 6:30pm
WHERE: Austin Tech Ranch (9111 Jollyville Rd #100, Austin, TX)
WEB: www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Austin

This meetup has been a staple of the Austin OpenStack community, with Dell having spearheaded its start in October of last year.

We’ve had a number of great companies join Dell in sponsoring this monthly meetup at Austin’s Tech Ranch, including Rackspace, Suse, Canonical, and even HP. 🙂

This month, we’ve got Puppet Labs joining Dell as a joint sponsor of the meetup. On the docket for discussion:

  • Important topics, events, news, etc from the OpenStack Design Summit and Conference held in San Francisco the week of Apr 16
  • Discussion on the recently announced OpenStack Foundation – we hope to have someone from the foundation development team present
  • A review of DevStack as a community development platform

Should be loads of fun – come hungry and thirsty – loads of pizza and cokes. (BTW people, let’s at least TRY to make a dent in the salad this time.)

All the details you need to know are at www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Austin.

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#2The Austin Cloud User Group

WHEN: Tue, May 15, 6pm to 8pm
WHERE: Pervasive SW North Austin HQ (12365 B Riata Trace Parkway. Austin, TX 78727)
WEB: www.meetup.com/AustinCloudUserGroup

Dell has been a sponsor of this user group before, and a number of us attend regularly – we’re glad to be back to talk about some of the things going on with Dell’s public cloud. Specifically, our Dell cloud services team will be hosting and talking about the goings on at Dell in the cloud hosting space.

You’ll see Dell’s cloud evangelist, Stephen Spector, as he touches on

  • Discussion and demos of Dell’s vCloud hosted offering
  • Demos of processor intensive applicataions in a public cloud setting
  • Demos of a few common applications running on Dell’s cloud

If you’ve ever seen Stephen speak, you know you’re in for a treat. For those who don’t know, Stephen is the former Community Manager for the OpenStack community, so we’re ecstatic to have him here at Dell!

Again, come hungry and thirsty – loads of pizza and cokes.

All the details you need to know are at www.meetup.com/AustinCloudUserGroup.

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OK, that’s it – be sure to make it out to at least one of these meetups, and we’ll give you a shout out if make it to both. 🙂

Until next time,

JBGeorge
@jbgeorge

Round Two: Austin OpenStack Meetup This Week!

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

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OK, ladies and gents… the first OpenStack meetup was great – let’s do it again!

This Thursday, OpenStack fans around Austin (and San Antonio, and Dallas 🙂 ) will get together at the Tech Ranch to talk all things OpenStack.

This time around, we’ll focus on deployment as it was a hot topic at our last meetup – we’d like to ask all attendees to come prepared with their questions, experiences, stories, best practices, etc to share.  

We’ll also open the floor to other OpenStack topics that would be discussed – technical and business discussions – no commercials please! 🙂

We’ll also talk about organizing future OpenStack meet ups.

Here’s all you need to know:

This month, we’re fortunate to have Rackspace sponsor our refreshments at the meetup, so thanks to them! 

(If your company is interested in helping sponsor a future meetup, find me at this week’s meetup, and we’ll talk about the details.)

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The Tech Ranch in Austin
The Tech Ranch in Austin

TOP TEN: Why You Should Be At Tonight’s Austin OpenStack Meetup

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

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OK, ladies and gentlemen – the top ten reasons for why you should head out to the Tech Ranch tonight for our first Austin OpenStack meetup.
  

OpenStack Meet Up Tonight (Thu, 10/27) 6:30pm at Tech Ranch Austin

OpenStack Meet Up Tonight (Thu, 10/27) 6:30pm at Tech Ranch Austin

10.   There will be free food.

9.  You’ll meet other Stackers and cloud fans in the Austin area.

8.  You’ll get a first hand view of OpenStack, Diablo, and Crowbar

7.  You’ll get to hobnob with OpenStack rockstars from Dell, Rackspace, Opscode, and other OpenStack supporters.  (There are also rumors that Dell’s elusive and wildly handsome director of marketing will be in attendance.)

6.   There will be free food.

5.   You’ll learn about Crowbar from the people that actually wrote the software.

4.   Remember the week-long OpenStack technical trainings that have been happening world-wide over the last month or so?  This week, it’s in Austin, so we’ll have a number of out of town guests to meet up with.

3.   JBG will provide timely World Series score updates.

2.   Live demos.  That’s always a crowd favorite.

1.   OpenStack is one of the coolest new technology movements out there – this is a great way to dive into OpenStack

(Oh, and there will be FREE FOOD.)

  
If you’re planning to head out, be sure to RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Austin/events/37908242/

You can learn more about Dell’s doing with OpenStack by emailing me at OpenStack@Dell.com or visiting  www.Dell.com/OpenStack

See you tonight!

JBGeorge
@jbgeorge

Attention All Austin Stackers: OpenStack Meet Up This Thursday, 10/27!

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment
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A quick heads up for all cloud pros, enthusiasts, and interested parties in the Austin area…

Or those visting Austin this week…

Or those willing to travel to the Austin area this week…

Or those with reliable molecular teleportation technology…

Dell is sponsoring an OpenStack meetup at Tech Ranch Austin this Thursday night at 6:30pm!

OpenStack Meetup - Thu, 10/27  6:30pm

OpenStack Meetup - Thu, 10/27 6:30pm

It happens to coincide with the same week that Rackspace Cloud Builders is hosting their weeklong OpenStack training at Dell HQ, so we’ll hopefully get a number of our friends who are in town for that session.

I expect we’ll touch on OpenStack, Diablo, Crowbar, and a few demos, along w some ops and business discussions. 

You’ll have a number of the Dell OpenStack experts out at the event as well – Rob Hirschfeld, Greg Althaus, and more.

Here’s the link with all the details – http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Austin/events/37908242/

(And for those on the fence, we’ll pick up the tab on pizza and cokes.)

Come on out!  We’ll see you there!

Until next time,

JOSEPH
@jbgeorge

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