Akanda Talks and Related Sessions at the Vancouver Liberty OpenStack Design Summit

This a schedule of the posted Akanda related talks and sessions at the OpenStack Liberty Design Summit. I have included a few talks that could use some more attention and participation. See you there!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

location time speakers topic
Meeting Room 10, 11 & 12, Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada, BC V6C 0C3 09:30 – 17:00 Stefano Maffulli, Chris Ricker, Tim Freund and Sylvain Bauza Upstream Training


Sunday, 17 May 2015

location time speakers topic
Meeting Room 10, 11 & 12,Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada, BC V6C 0C3 09:30 – 17:00 Stefano Maffulli, Chris Ricker, Tim Freund and Sylvain Bauza Upstream Training
3rd floor, Emerald Ballroom, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver, Canada BC 09:00-14:00 Board of Directors OpenStack Foundation Board Meeting
Vancouver Chinese Gardens, 578 Carrall StreetVancouver, Canada BC V6B 5K2 19:30+ Ubuntu OpenStack Social Event


Monday, 18 May 2015

location time speakers topic
Networking talks
room 118-120 11:15:11:55 Mark McClain Virtual Networking in OpenStack: Neutron 101
room 110 11:15:11:55 Glimpse at the Roadmap
room 212 11:15-11:55 Sean Roberts Professional Testing Standards Working Group
room 212 12:05-14:00 Win The Enterprise – cross team working session
room 110 14:00-14:40 Sean Roberts DefCore 2015
room 212 14:00-15:30 Sean Roberts Product Management Working Group
room 212 15:40-16:40 Sean Roberts xproject – product – other wg working session
room 110 16:40-17:20 Sean Roberts Ambassadors community report
room 110 17:30-18:10 Sean Roberts Community OpenStack Training
room 224 17:30-18:10 Ambassadors
expo area 18:00 – 19:30 Booth crawl


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

location time speakers topic
Networking talks
room 118-120 11:15-11:45 Mark McClain, Nolan Leake Neutron Hierarchical Port Binding: What is it? And why you should deploy it
room 110 11:15-11:45 Sean Roberts State of Product Management
room 306 17:30-18:10 Edgar Magana Ops: Neutron Feedback
Rocky Mountaineer Station
1755 Cottrell Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2L8
19:00-00:30 A Supernatural Evening – the party by HP and Scality
Rogue Gastown(601 W Cordova Street, Vancouver BC) 19:00- 22:00 Sean Roberts Intel VIP reception


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

location time speakers topic
Networking talks
room 213-214 09:00-18:00 Neutron Design Sessions
dev lounge 14:40-15:20 Akanda team and friends Akanda Design Session
Museum of Anthropology at UBC 6393 NW Marine Dr Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada 18:00-23:30 Core Approver Party at OpenStack Liberty Summit in Vancouver
Steamworks375 WaterStreetVancouver, BCV6B1B8Canada 19:00-22:00 Blow off Steam with DreamHost, Akanda, & Cumulus Networks


Thursday, 21 May 2015

location time speakers topic
Networking talks
room 213-214 09:00-18:00 Neutron Design Sessions
TBD 16:00-18:00 Sean Roberts Product team working session


Friday, 22 May 2015

location time speakers topic
room 306 09:00-12:20 Neutron contributors meetup


OpenStack Community Developer Training, part 3 of 3

Link to the previous training post here

Community training has always been an effort centered around giving the user groups tools to teach. As our efforts progressed, our content has evolved. My involvement with the OpenStack Ambassador program has helped by given us more visibility into what the other user groups are looking for as well. We have changed the way we looked at training and so the training team and content is changing with it.

The training team got together over the Kilo summit in Paris. Here is the result https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/training-guides-kilo-summit. From our summit meetings, we boiled our goals down to a few:

  • Most of the content in HTML slides using example scenarios and use cases
  • The Upstream Training content will largely become the Developer Training Guide
  • Use OpenStack training clusters built by an automated local installation on VirtualBox (via osbash scripts) which follows the official OpenStack install-guide
  • Developing a one node training cluster version (all-in-one) using public cloud
  • Online Quizzes
  • Our target audience is the OpenStack User Groups, Upstream Training/OpenStack Summit training, Universities, and Self-paced training
  • We will continue to support the OpenStack Documentation Program projects by cross posting content

As part of the newly revived effort, I created a new team called the Trainers team. This team is meant to be made of the people that donate there time teaching at the user group events. More on this in another post coming soon.

All the rest of the training details can be found here in the Training Guides wiki.

I am running for an OpenStack Foundation Gold Director seat

I am a current OpenStack Foundation Board Director representing the EMC Federation and the OpenStack Foundation Gold Members. Every year, the OpenStack Foundation Gold Members elect their 8 Directors (also called the Gold Member Director Selector election) to represent the entire 24 of the Gold Membership. I am running again, as I want to continue to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership in 2015. There are some common questions that I have answers to below.

  • Who is Sean Roberts?

    I have been working within the OpenStack community for over three years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. I have been elected three times to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership. I have also held the Chair of Finance and Tax Affairs committee positions, in addition to being a member of the DefCore and Gold Membership committees. I have strong relationships with many of the Gold Members and have been active with the Gold Member tagup meetings. I look forward to continuing to serve as your Gold Member representative on the Board of Directors.

    I am a Senior R&D Manager at VMware within the Network Security Business Unit. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, I have over twenty years experience in the technology industry. I have worked at Yahoo, Stanford, Genentech, and Electronic Arts.

    I am also involved with OpenStack projects. I am currently managing the Congress policy project and am the acting Project Technical Lead for the Training-Guides and Trainers projects. The OpenStack Foundation has recognized me as an OpenStack Ambassador, which leads the OpenStack user groups worldwide. In my spare time, I lead the San Francisco OpenStack user group with over four thousand members.

    “I enjoy working with all the different people involved with OpenStack. There is constant state of optimism and a drive to improve. If I had to pick one thing that makes me feel renewed and happy about my work, it would be helping people to improve themselves. I am always humbled, when I can help someone find a new job or gain a new skill. This is what keeps me going.”

  • What is the EMC Federation?

    EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA, and VCE are closely affiliated companies that represent parts of the stack that many customers need. It makes sense to coordinate that stack for customers. EMC decided to form a loosely grouped Federation to represent the combined interests of all five companies.

    I am a VMware employee representing the entire EMC Federation on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.

    For more details on what the EMC Federation represents, Randy Bias (formally of Cloudscaling, now acquired by EMC) has an excellent post here http://www.cloudscaling.com/blog/openstack/the-emc-federation-joins-the-openstack-foundation/.

  • Why is Sean Roberts a good candidate?

I have a close relationship with OpenStack. I have been working within the OpenStack community for over three years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. While still at Yahoo, I started discussing Foundation options with Rackspace in 2011. I participated the early meetings, working with the legal team required to put the bylaws together. I worked on rewriting bylaws sections, reviewing, and debating changes with the broader legal team. That very important day on 28 August 2012, when we held our first Foundation Board of Directors meeting, I was there getting my first of many committee assignments. I have been very active on the Board of Directors, attending over 20 meetings in the past two years. I have held the Finance and Tax Affairs Committee Chairman position and been a member of the DefCore, Gold Membership, and Executive Director Hiring committees.

I have developed insight and patience over the past two years on the board. I always assume good intent. I listen much more than I speak. I pay close attention to what actions are taken. I take the time to work through contentious issues. Being an effective leader and director requires nuanced skills that take experience to develop. I believe strongly that my successful board leadership stems from working collaboratively while focusing on results.

I have strong relationships with other leaders from non-profits such as IEEE, OSI, ODL, Linux, and ONF.

I understand that the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors are responsible to make strategic decisions around legal, financial, and trademark issues. This allows the OpenStack Foundation staff and the OpenStack community to focus on creating and promoting the best OpenStack releases possible.

I believe the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors most important task for 2015 will be improving OpenStack’s branding and interoperability through DefCore and RefStack. More information can be found here. This will be a landmark achievement for our community.

You can find my OpenStack Foundation profile here as well. It has slightly different questions with similar answers.

Fellow OpenStack Foundation Gold Members, I ask for your vote on 07 January 2015, so I can continue to represent the Gold Membership through 2015.

[Updated 08 January 2015: The election results are in https://sarob.com/2015/01/openstack-gold-director-selector-election-results-for-2015/]

OpenStack Kilo Summit Talks

These are talks I am involved in. I ask that you help vote them up as they represent important topics for the OpenStack community.

Congress defines the desired state of a cluster. Join us to work on this important project.
Congress:Policy as a Service

Developers have managers that define what they work on. It’s in our best interest to get the managers synched with what the developers sign up for at the summits. Let’s discuss ways of improving this.
Hidden Infuencers

Hear from from the organizers from successful user groups.
Panel: Tips and Tools for Building a Successful OpenStack Group

OpenStack Ambassadors represent the user groups from around the world. Find out what’s planned to increase the community involvement and spread OpenStack farther and wider.
Meet the OpenStack Ambassadors

An update on the OpenStack Community Training project. What has worked and what is planned.
OpenStack training – Open Source training an enablement for OpenStack