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June 2014 community marketing meeting v5


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June 2014 community marketing meeting v5

  1. 1. June 18, 2014 June Marketing Community Meeting
  2. 2. 2 Atlanta Summit Recap – Thank you! • Approximately 4,500 attendees • Key themes we kicked off at the Summit were the Software- Defined Economy and Rise of the Superuser • All session videos are now available to view • User story playlist highlights sessions such as Wells Fargo, Disney, Bloomberg, AT&T, Sony, DigitalFilm Tree, Comcast
  3. 3. 3 OpenStack Summit Paris Update • November 3-7, 2014 • Palais des Congrès & Le Méridien (Etoile) • Keynotes/Expo/Breakout: Monday – Wednesday • Design Summit: Tuesday – Friday • Discount room blocks at the Hyatt Regency and Le Méridien coming in the next few weeks • Sponsor prospectus coming next week, with contract available to sign mid-July • Join our webinar on Wednesday, July 9 • Call for speakers end of June / early July • More focus on enterprise IT strategy & requirements, telcos and app developers
  4. 4. 4 OpenStack Marketplace is now live • Categories to Date: Training, Distros and Appliances, Public Clouds, Consulting and Integrators, and Drivers • How to join • Become a sponsor of the Foundation • Review our commercial products to see where your offering may fit at • For more information or to ask for feedback contact
  5. 5. 5 OpenStack Global Events Calendar On Wiki or here: • Open to and editable by the public • Provide your input! See Instructions tab to o Tell us your firm is attending, sponsoring or exhibiting (update column G) o Provide feedback or new ideas on events (update column H) o Add vendor-independent industry events to the calendar (insert row by date, and complete all columns) • If interested in holding an OpenStack Day in your region, add it to the Regional Events tab by date. Also send an email to
  6. 6. 6 OpenStack Industry Events Update 2H14 Highlights • OSCON: July 20-24, Portland, OR. Silver sponsor, no booth. o Sponsor of Open Cloud Day, Monday July 21. Several topics by Foundation and Community speakers. Unlimited free Expo Plus passes – use OPENSTACKEHO. o 4th birthday party, Tuesday July 22 7-9pm. o 25% discount passcode for any other registration: OPENSTACK25. • EuroPython: July 21-27, Berlin, Germany. Silver sponsor, community-staffed table, several OpenStack topics. • PyCon AU: August 1-5, Brisbane, Australia. Standard sponsorship, no booth. o OpenStack miniconf, Monday, August 1. Full day event with several community speakers. CFP open till this Friday!
  7. 7. 7 OpenStack Industry Events Update • CloudOpen NA: August 20-22, Chicago, IL. Bronze sponsor, small booth. o Request community volunteers. o Opportunity for a well-known user to speak in general session. • Software Defined Enterprise World Forum, September 10- 14, London, England. Community panel session and demo. • Cloud Connect China, September 16-18, Shanghai. Half day hands-on workshop Monday, September 16. • DEVIEW 2014, September 29-30, Seoul, South Korea. TBD sponsorship; Foundation speaker.
  8. 8. 8 OpenStack Industry Events Update • Cloud Connect Summit @ Interop, September 30-October 3, New York City, NY. No sponsorship, however.. o Introduction to OpenStack Bootcamp. o Potential “vendor tech panels”. Worked very well in Las Vegas. Will be asking for interest from new participants. o Discounted sponsorship and registrations for OpenStack community. • Gartner Symposium/ITexpo, October 5-9, Orlando, FL. Standard sponsor, 10x10 booth. o Considering VIP reception for 25-30 people. If confirmed, will ask for co-funding from 2-4 firms. o FYI, no pavilions at this event.
  9. 9. 9 OpenStack Industry Events Update • Telco Cloud World Forum SDN & NFV World co-located with SDN & NFV World USA , October 7-8, Dallas, TX. No sponsorship, major Telco users asked to present. • CloudOpen Europe, October 13-15, Dusseldorf, Germany. Silver sponsor, small booth. Will request volunteers from community. • FUTURECOM, Oct 13-15, Sao Paolo, Brazil. 15,000 business level attendees. Sponsoring, level TBD, booth, potential speaking session. Asking local members not already sponsoring to co-fund a larger sponsorship. • Open World Forum, Oct 30-Nov 1, Paris, France. Just prior to OpenStack Summit in Paris. Considering joint activities.
  10. 10. 10 OpenStack Industry Events Update • USENIX LISA, November 9-14, Seattle, WA. Sponsorship, booth and half day tutorial on Monday November 9. Will request community support for booth. Highly recommend this event – 1000+ large scale installation admins/operators – fantastic audience! • OW2 Annual Conference, November 4-6, Paris, France. Overlaps with OpenStack Summit. Activities TBD. • Gartner Data Center Conference, December 2-5, Las Vegas, NV. Will sponsor and have a Pavilion, if enough interest. o 2,500 incredible CIO, CTO level attendees. o Cost to participate approximately 18-20K USD o Not eligible if you participated in our Pavilion in 2013, or have sponsored this event directly in past 2 years. Unless, of course, you ALSO sponsor directly. (per Gartner) o Please send serious interest to
  11. 11. 11 OpenStack Industry Events Update • OK, one more  • Looking for interest in participating in the Open Cloud “Park” at Cloud Expo Europe, March 11-12, 2015, London, England. We are negotiating a side for OpenStack, with a potential demo gazebo. Stands in the park will be offered at a significant discount (approximately 4-5K GBP). More to come. o We need an approximate number of interested participants in order to proceed. Please send me an email as soon as possible:
  12. 12. 12 Call for Papers Upcoming Deadlines • OpenStack miniconf @PyCon AU, August 1, Brisbane, Australia. • Closes June 20: • DEVIEW 2014 (DEveloper's VIEW), September 29-30, Seoul, South Korea. o Closes June 30: CFP submissions • LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe, October 13-15, Dusseldorf o Closes July 11: CFP submissions
  13. 13. 13 Call for Papers Upcoming Deadlines • Ubucon.DE, October 17-19, Katlenburg, Germany. o Closes July 31; go to, click on Call for Papers. • Software Defined Enterprise World Forum, September 10-14, London, England. o No deadline listed. Visit CFP page: CFP • FSOSS, October 23-24, Toronto, Canada. o No deadline listed. Visit CFP page: CFP • Korea Linux Forum, November 1, Seoul, South Korea o CFP to be announced
  14. 14. 14 OpenStack 4th Birthday Celebration! • Opportunity to celebrate community milestones and progress; focus on Superuser theme and global community growth • More than 50 User Groups are throwing OpenStack meetups and “birthday parties” in July • Find a party near you on the OpenStack Events page; blog post coming soon • Attending OSCON? Stop by the OpenStack birthday party at Union/Pine on Tuesday, July 22 • Additional content, stats and events can also be found on the OpenStack website, starting July 1: • Pictures from 3rd bday: birthday
  15. 15. 15 What is Superuser? OpenStack Superuser is a new online publication rooted in the real experiences of people who are running and developing for OpenStack clouds of all sizes, across all industries.
  16. 16. 16 How does Superuser help the community? • Knowledge sharing, collaborative problem solving among peers • Cloud operators, OpenStack users, and developers of OpenStack are eager to share their stories, compare notes, have frank conversations about the issues they encounter and how to solve them • Involve community members in sharing material that can help users, operators and developers use OpenStack to change the way their company works
  17. 17. 17 What kind of content is in Superuser? • Variety of content, from a variety of sources. Designed to have many voices • Mix of original articles from journalists, case studies of OpenStack users, syndicated blog posts, and how-tos • Journalistic quality, neutral, emphasizing density • Content that speaks from experience
  18. 18. 18 How can you help Superuser? • Knowledge sharing, collaborative problem solving among peers • We are looking for content and contributors from across the OpenStack ecosystem. • Read more at: • Types of content/format • Contributed pieces, op-eds with user bylines • News • Story ideas • Syndicated blog posts • Spotlight interviews of users
  19. 19. 19 Coming Soon Analyst Team Meeting, June 19, 2014, 11 a.m. CT ‣ Review Atlanta Analyst Day, Discuss Paris ‣ Sign-up Win the Enterprise Meetings, every Wednesday, 9 a.m. CT ‣ Contact Juan Perez, for more information Next Marketing Meeting, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 11 a.m. CT ‣ Paris Prospective Review ‣ Sign-up