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1 open stack_community_india_the_future

  1. 1. OPENSTACK COMMUNITY IN INDIA – THE FUTURE Kavit Munshi, CTO, Aptira Co-founder and organizer of the Indian OpenStack User Group
  2. 2. AGENDA • About Aptira • Building an OpenStack community • Trends • Future plans
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TO APTIRA • Founded in 2009 • Based in Sydney,Australia • Managed Services • Managed Hosting • Cloud infrastructure • Infrastructure Consultancy & System Integration • Training • Aptira India founded May 2011
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO APTIRA • Specialise in Complex Infrastructure • High load promotional sites • Facebook and Mobile apps • No cookie cutter What do we do on OpenStack now? • Hosted and on premise private clouds • Business Intelligence • Scalable web applications • Media and content delivery • DR and Hybrid • Consulting and SystemIntegration • OpenStack Training
  5. 5. IMPORTANCE OF THE COMMUNITY FOR OPENSTACK • Fastest growing OpenSource Project due to community efforts • Similar OpenSource Cloud projects have not been as successful, community has been the difference • Both studentsand professionals getting involved • Place for both corporates and startups • InnovativeEcosystemdue to community involvement
  6. 6. BUILDING THE OPENSTACK COMMUNITY Why start a User Group? • Resourcing issues • Lack of market awareness • Lack of vendor support (initially) What do we do with the User Group at Meetups? • Educate new comers • Find like minded people • Discuss use cases • Demo • Socialise!
  7. 7. BUILDING THE OPENSTACK COMMUNITY Indian Community Started April 2012 Thanks to Canonical for providing space after Ubuntu Cloud Day for first meetup. Third largest meetup group From 10 to 15 people present that day to 1500 people today 24 meetups till date 5 different cities
  8. 8. BUILDING THE OPENSTACK COMMUNITY
  9. 9. • Average meetup size has gone up from 10 to 45 in Bangalore • Average meetup size in other cities has gone from 7 to 29 • Attendees are a mix of professionals and students • Venues have changed from cafes and rooftops to meeting and conference rooms at various Vendors’ offices • Increased support from Vendors and Colleges THE STORY SO FAR AND TRENDS
  10. 10. • Leave the metros, double the number of cities and towns in next year. Help needed from the people present here • Start organizing beginner level meetups for an introduction to OpenStack.One meetup for all model not working anymore. • Provide community based introductory material, work with existing efforts like www.ilearnstack.com • Organise hack-a-thons for advanced users FUTURE PLANS
  11. 11. • Empower students to approach their friends in other universities/collegesto organise “Introductionto OpenStack” events • Work with industry players and OpenStack foundation to start an internship program for students to drive up code contribution and allow students be better prepared for the job market • Collaborate with other OpenSource meetup groups like Hadoop, Python etc to organise joint meetups FUTURE PLANS
  12. 12. Questions? Meetup Page at http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack- User-Group/ More at http://openstack.org Aptira is at http://aptira.com or follow @aptira I am at kavit@aptira.com or follow me @KavitAptira THE END

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