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OpenStack Australiasian Community Updates - Jessica Field, David Flanders, Sonia Ramza, Tom Fifield, OpenStack


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Jessica Field, Aptira: Jessica is the Marketing Director for the leading provider of OpenStack services in the APAC region – Aptira, and also sits on the Board of Directors for OpenStack. For the past decade, Jessica has been an active contributor to the Open Source community in Australia. This includes running multiple Open Source and technology meetups in Sydney, and have previously held positions on two industry Boards: the Open Source Industry Association (OSIA), and the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA). Jessica co-organises the Sydney OpenStack User Group, and OpenStack Australia Day. She has also organised a range of other industry events in Sydney, including Port80, Magento and the Australian Web Awards. Jessica also manages the creative design agency – Onefishsea. Having completed her MBA in 2014, Jessica currently lives in sunny Port Macquarie and loves the beach.

David F. Flanders, OpenStack: David F. Flanders is a wrangler of communities for the OpenStack Foundation, specifically growing the application developer community and University sector engagements. Previously having worked in University datacentres and Entrepreneurial investment funds, Flanders loves the challenge of understanding how brilliant people come together as a community to shape the future of the information sector.

Sonia Ramza, OpenStack: Sonia joined the OpenStack Foundation in 2017 in the community management division, taking on tasks such as the user group process and managing the Ambassador program. She is also working to increase student engagement through new initiatives like “OpenStack comes to Campus”.

Tom Fifield, OpenStack: Since gaining experience working to support an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider - the largest scientific endeavour in the world - Tom has been passionate about large-scale distributed computing.
Tom has worked alongside collaborators from dozens of countries to facilitate distributed computing design, reliable operations in minimal staff environments and interoperability between different technologies.

After working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead to create clouds for several years, Tom is now tackling the most important part of distributed systems - people, as a community manager.

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OpenStack Australiasian Community Updates - Jessica Field, David Flanders, Sonia Ramza, Tom Fifield, OpenStack

  1. 1. Australasian Community Updates A busy year, so come have FUN with us! Jessica Field, Sonia Ramza , Flanders and Tom Fifield 1st June 2017
  2. 2. OpenStack Day Melbourne Yay, we made it here! OpenStack Comes to Campus Bringing OpenStack to students one campus at a time. Community Meetups Joining forces with other Open Source Communities Hackathon Nov 3-5th Containers, Microservices, CICD, 12 Factor, Fun! Sydney Summit 6th - 8th The Academy, The Forum, The Marketplace, The Conference. 2018 OpenSource all the things in Australasia! 2017 community and beyond!
  3. 3. OpenStack is software, but for us it is people... How many people here volunteer some of their time to a cause?
  4. 4. OpenStack Day Melbourne Today & next year! How to get involved in The Open Infrastructure Community.
  5. 5. OpenStack Meetups Working with the wider open source community: Docker, K8S, OpenShift, Hybrid Cloud, CICD Pipelines, NFV/SDN, Edge Computing, All the things! Come propose a local meeting of minds! Who here from a local meetup? We want to collaborate. Open means open!
  6. 6. Get involved in the next OSD Australia! Come chat to us, we need help! Volunteer to be a: - MCs - Speakers - Panels - Lightning Talks Sponsorship always appreciated.
  7. 7. OpenStack Comes to Campus Orientation to the technology Connecting them with the community Establishing mentorship relationships. Outcomes: Next gen awareness of OpenSource Get OpenStack into curriculum How you going to work in cloud unless you open up cloud to know what it is?
  8. 8. Sydney Hackathon Weekend (Nov 3rd, 4th & 5th). 1. Bring your app (and a team). 2. Try out the latest cloud app technologies with expert mentors from around the world on hand to help your team. 3. Get invaluable feedback in a rapid Teams invited: newly minted startups, research application teams, students and entrepreneurs. Trial new tech like: containers, kubernetes, C/PaaS, CICD pipelines, 12 factor, etc. Camp, drink, eat: remember why coding is fun!
  9. 9. Sydney Summit (Upstream Institute + Forum!)
  10. 10. Community resources so you can join today! YouTube: OpenStack Summit (esp Keynotes) Mailing Lists bothDev + User!(and IRC) “How to Contribute” on the OpenStack Wiki! Email us, we likepeople!
  11. 11. 2018 and Beyond! Community, community, community!
  12. 12. @OpenStack THANKS. Questions? openstack openstack OpenStackFoundation