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OpenStack March 2014 Community Marketing Meeting

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Agenda: 2014 OpenStack Summits, industry events and community updates

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OpenStack March 2014 Community Marketing Meeting

  1. 1. March 12, 2014 March Marketing Community Meeting
  2. 2. 2 Atlanta Summit Update • Early bird registrations close March 22 • Sponsor deadline is March 31
  3. 3. 3 Paris Summit Update • Summit will run week of November 3 at Le Palais des Congres (Etoile) • Keynotes/Expo/Breakout: Monday – Wednesday • Design Summit: Wednesday – Saturday • Design sessions will run across the street at the Le Meridien • Working on expo floor plan and sponsorship prospectus now • Finalizing room blocks at the attached Hyatt and Le Meridien
  4. 4. 4 OpenStack Direct Support Events Update Highlights Q2/Q3 2014 • Cloud Connect Summit / Interop: March 31 – April 4, 2014/Las Vegas. OpenStack, PayPal and Business Case speakers; OpenStack Boot Camp; Community Pavilion; Community Panels • World Hosting Days: April 1 – April 3, 2014/Rust, Germany. OpenStack booth, community kiosks (still available!), private executive dinner • PyCon: April 10-12, 2014/Montreal, Canada. Booth, job board for posting your open positions • Cloud World Forum Europe: June 17-18, 2014/London, U.K. OpenStack community speaker and panelist
  5. 5. 5 2014 Q2/Q3 Regional OpenStack Days • March 25, Toronto organized by eNovance • March 27, Vancouver organized by eNovance • April 29, Mexico City organized by KIO Networks • May 9, Berlin organized by hastexo • May 28, Paris organized by eNovance • May 29, Milan organized by Red Hat • June 2, Tel Aviv organized by GigaSpaces • June 5, London organized by Canonical Additional meetups and community events can also be found on the OpenStack website: openstack.org/events Note: we support regional events with speakers, exhibit assets, collateral and giveaways as available. Visit http://www.openstack.org/marketing/Plan-or- Sponsor-an-OpenStack-Event/for more information.
  6. 6. 6 Call for Papers Upcoming Deadlines ‣ LinuxCon Cloud Open Japan/ May 20-22, Tokyo ‣ Closes March 14: http://bit.ly/1kJP99G ‣ GigaOM Structure NA/ June 18-19, San Francisco ‣ Closes March 21: http://bit.ly/1kJPEjW ‣ GTEC 2014/Oct 27-30, Ottawa ‣ Closes March 28: http://ubm.io/1eoDu8K ‣ Texas Linux Fest 2014/ June 13-14, Austin ‣ Closes April 5: http://bit.ly/1oJar4G ‣ USENIX LISA ‘14/ November 9-14, Seattle ‣ Closes April 14: http://bit.ly/1cNkx4F ‣ LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America/Aug 20-22, Chicago ‣ Closes May 2: http://bit.ly/1cRieYB ‣ LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe/Oct 13-15, Dusseldorf ‣ Closes July 11: http://bit.ly/1eoFGgm
  7. 7. 7 Community Updates Operator’s Gathering, March 3 ‣ Great feedback session with about 40 operators ‣ Consolidating feedback for technical committee ‣ Plans to better incorporate operators at the Atlanta Summit Board Meeting, March 4 ‣ Jonathan Bryce presented 2014 Foundation staff priorities: ‣ Improve the software (i.e., upstream) ‣ Improve interoperability between OpenStack-powered products and services (i.e., downstream) ‣ Grow service provider footprint globally ‣ DefCore activities and progress a major focus ‣ Working on capabilities for testing ‣ Good discussions about community plugin/testing framework and NFV
  8. 8. 8 Coming Soon Content Team Meeting, March 13 at 16:00 UTC ‣ Need volunteers for content development and review ‣ Review current content plan & needs pre-summit/users Icehouse Release, April 17 ‣ Press release April 17 as well as webinar planned ‣ Scheduling marketing meeting week of April 7th to discuss User Survey ‣ Please help us promote, will alert marketing list when available ‣ Also targeting end users/API consumers this round Next Marketing Meeting ‣ March 27, members of DefCore subcommittee will be joining to discuss commercial logo programs

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