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Monday, October 13
 

11:15am

Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail - Mark Hinkle, Citrix
Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary. This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users. There’s also no problem in abstaining from building your own cloud but still benefiting from the open source tooling to maximize the benefits of the public cloud. 

Speakers
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Mark Hinkle

Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community, Citrix
Mark Hinkle is a passionate open source advocate who currently serves as the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix Systems Inc. where he is responsible for their open source cloud computing efforts with the CloudStack and Xen open source projects. Previously he was... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 15

11:15am

What Manufacturing Teaches About DevOps - Gordon Haff, Red Hat
Software development, like manufacturing, is a craft that requires the application of creative approaches to solve problems given a wide range of constraints. However, while engineering design may be craftwork, the production of most designed objects relies on a standardized and automated manufacturing process. By contrast, much of moving an application from prototype to production and, indeed, maintaining the application through its lifecycle has often remained craftwork. In this session, Gordon Haff discusses the many lessons and processes that DevOps can learn from manufacturing and the assembly line-like tools, such as Platform-as-a-Service, that provide the necessary abstraction and automation to make industrialized DevOps possible.

Speakers
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Gordon Haff

Technology Evangelist, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Evangelist at Red Hat where he works on emerging technology product strategy; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he tries to keep up with are DevOps, IoT, blockchain... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 18

11:15am

Non-Coders Wanted: How to Get and Keep Non-technical Volunteers - Deb Nicholson, OIN
Many distributions and projects sorely need writers for documentation, press releases and blogging or experts on outreach, fundraising and volunteer management or a friendly pack of translators, but aren't sure how to get them. Tweaking your volunteer pitch, looking in different places, being open to different communications channels, and finding ways to appreciate folks will help immensely.

Once you've got them, letting your new non-coding contributors get on with what they're good at will help them feel invested. In this talk, I'll discuss how to set parameters for non-coding tasks so that everyone is happy. Want more visibility, a better user experience, nicer materials or more well-organized events for your distro? Start bringing in folks with the skills and enthusiasm to make it happen!  

Speakers
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Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 8
 
Tuesday, October 14
 

3:30pm

Bootstrapping an Open Cloud - Matt Jarvis & Dariush Marsh, DataCentred
A real world story of the technical and organisational challenges of a startup becoming a public cloud provider using open source technologies. Where we went wrong, where we went right and where we’ve still got to go.

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Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis is Head of Cloud Computing at DataCentred, responsible for the development and delivery of DataCentred's on-demand storage and compute capabilities. Prior to joining DataCentred, Matt was at IBM where he led a team working on systems software for new enterprise class... Read More →
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Dariush Marsh

Director of Technical Strategy and Architecture, DataCentred
Dariush Marsh-Mossadeghi is Director of Technical Strategy and Architecture at DataCentred. Dariush joined DataCentred from the BBC, where he was Lead Architect at BBC Future Media and Technology.  He has extensive experience of developing and delivering scalable, high-performance... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 18

4:30pm

The Cloud in 10,000 Words (or 10 Pictures) - Gordon Haff, Red Hat
When it comes to computing, change is in the air. It always is, of course, but its pace is accelerating. Much is due to open source and the collaboration it enables and the intersection points that it creates. In this session, Gordon Haff will identify the most important trends and intersections of those trends as spotlighted by key research and observations about today's landscape. Where's growth happening? What's new and important to watch? Where are the new business and technical opportunities? It will be a broad view that cuts across computing, data, networking, and devices and distills down the quantitative and the qualitative into consumable nuggets that you can use to focus your attention and your time.

Speakers
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Gordon Haff

Technology Evangelist, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Evangelist at Red Hat where he works on emerging technology product strategy; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he tries to keep up with are DevOps, IoT, blockchain... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 17
 
Wednesday, October 15
 

11:15am

Open Source: The Customer Revolution Will be Cloudified - John Mark Walker, Red Hat
Open Source was a phenomenon made possible by the will of the customer and end user, pushing them up to the same status as developers. Cloud computing as an industry phenomenon is built almost entirely on open source pieces, but ironically (or perhaps, perversely) is used to create proprietary services. One could say that cloud computing is the revenge of the developer.

This talk discusses how the four software freedoms allowed customers and end users to achieve a more level playing field and provided a solid foundation on which innovation flourished. Innovation was an interesting by-product, not something pursued. The lessons learned from open source innovation should inform our choices in cloud-y computing, but cloud is currently dominated by proprietary services and obfuscation beyond the public API. Can we arrange the pieces once again such that innovation is an interesting by-product of processes and governance designed to give everyone a seat at the table?

Speakers
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John Mark Walker

Open Source Ecosystems Leader, Red Hat, Inc
John Mark is the ManageIQ Community Leader. For three years prior to his ManageIQ role, he was the Gluster Community Leader and is a long-time Open Source community advocate and strategist.


Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 15

3:30pm

How to Run a Collaborative Project - Lars Kurth, Citrix
Collaborative development is at the core of successful open source projects. Yet to be successful in today's competitive open source world, it is increasingly important to master many different disciplines and to develop an edge.

In this talk we will cover a wide range of topics relevant to developers and members of open source communities who want to increase participation in their projects. Topics range from growing your developer base (e.g. by participation in GSoC, OPW and similar programs), rewarding participation, projecting momentum in the media and press, coercing large companies into contributing more and in different ways to your project, running community initiatives successfully and measuring success.

We will use real-life examples and share tools and mental models (e.g. open source flywheel and funnels) that help you make the right decisions for your project.

Speakers
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Lars Kurth

Director Open Source / Project Chairperson The Xen Project , Citrix Systems UK Ltd.
Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is the community manager for the Xen Project. Lars has 12 years of experience building and leading engineering... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 16