Tour de OpenStack

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Excerpt

Last year the cloud computing industry was changed dramatically with the introduction of OpenStack. The project is two releases deep - with one on the way – and it is currently the fastest growing cloud project in terms of code contributions and participating developers.

Description

Last year the cloud computing industry was changed dramatically with the introduction of OpenStack and took the word “open” to a whole new level for developers.

OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system that is provided under the Apache 2.0 license. OpenStack is currently developing three interrelated projects: OpenStack Compute (Nova), OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) and OpenStack Image Service (Glance). Two releases deep – Austin and Bexar – with the third expected in April – Cactus – it is the fastest growing cloud project in terms of code contributions and participating developers – there are more than 160 OpenStack developers on the contributors list. And all of this, in just short eight months.

In this session, Stephen Spector, core developer and community manager for OpenStack, will provide an overview and demo of the technology, while walking through potential use cases. From feature freezes to the OpenStack API he will also speak to what you really need to know to be an all-star OpenStack developer.

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Stephen Spector

    OpenStack Community Manager

    Biography

    Stephen Spector brings more than 15 years’ experience and success in software engineering, product marketing, and developer and alliance marketing programs to the OpenStack community as the community manager. He has previously held various positions at Xen.org, Citrix, Turbolinux, Racal Datacom, and Siemens. Stephen holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, an MS in computer science from the University of Florida, and a BS in computer engineering from The Ohio State University.