Panel: Ideas, Tools and Examples for OpenStack Groups
Speakers: Sean Roberts, Colin McNamara, Kyle Mestery, Shannon McFarland,
Moderator: Tom Fifield
Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation
After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud soon to expand o 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over an area comparable to the USA.Tom is currently harnessing his passion for large scale distributed systems by focusing on their most important part: people, as Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation. Tom is a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, a... Read More →
Principal Engineer, Cisco
Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Principal Engineer for OpenStack Architecture at Cisco. Shannon is currently focused on OpenStack architecture, design and deployment. He has been responsible for the Enterprise IPv6 design, large scale data center design as well as VDI and other technologie areas. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live and other industry conferences. He co-authored... Read More →
Chief Cloud Architect, Nexus IS, Nexus IS, Inc.
My name is Colin McNamara. I work as the Chief Cloud Architect for a Nexus IS, a systems integrator based in Silicon Valley I manage our Cloud Practice and Open Source contributions from an engineering organization of more then 270 engineers. | I have been been involved with Open Source since 1998 when I switched all of my web servers at my former ISP to Linux. Since then I have been involved with, evengelized and/or contributed to many open source projects including Netsaint/Nagios, Cacti... Read More →
Principal Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems where he works on OpenStack, Open Daylight, and Open vSwitch. He is a core team member of the OpenStack Neutron project and the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. Kyle has been writing systems software for more than 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota.
Director - Yahoo, Yahoo
Sean Roberts is a current OpenStack Board Director plus he works with all things related to OpenStack and Software Defined Infrastructure at Yahoo. He is co-leading the OpenStack community training project which aims to provide instruction materials for all OpenStack user groups. He has been leading the San Francisco OpenStack user group for the past two years. Over the last year, they have held over 45 meetings, have over 3,000 members, and 500 active members. As a result of his work with the... Read More →
CTO, GigaSpaces Technologies
GigaSpaces Founder and CTO. | A thought leader in Cloud-Computing and Big-Data Technologies. Shalom was recently recognized as a Top Cloud Computing Blogger for CIO s by The CIO Magazine and his blog listed as an excellent blog by *technical founders* by YCombinator. Shalom is also the founder of the OpenStack Israel community, and is a frequent presenter at OpenStack related conferences
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