OpenStack is quickly becoming the defacto standard for Open Cloud platforms. What makes OpenStack the future of Cloud Computing and how can someone get started with learning this new technology? This presentation will walk participants though the reasons for choosing OpenStack, provide an overview of the OpenStack projects, and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning the foundation of the new Open Cloud. The session will include a demonstration on how to spin up a test OpenStack infrastructure and begin to provision Cloud resources. A must for new participants!