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Second Annual OpenStack Days Seattle to Feature Keynotes from Walmart, Comcast, Google and OpenStack Foundation

The second annual OpenStack Days Seattle will be held at The W Hotel on September 30, 2016. The event, which sold out in its debut last fall, will feature some of the world's pioneering OpenStack users and thought leaders and will be the largest gathering of the OpenStack community in the Pacific Northwest region. Anyone wanting to learn more about OpenStack-the world's most widely adopted open source cloud software-is encouraged to attend. (Register here.)

OpenStack Days Seattle provides an opportunity for attendees to talk with other OpenStack users and enthusiasts, sharing knowledge and showcasing successful OpenStack deployments. It is a day filled with networking opportunities, thought-provoking presentations, and many opportunities to dive deeper into the world of OpenStack.

This year's conference will feature keynote presentations by Sean Roberts, director of technical program management at Walmart; Jonathan Chiang, chief architect of cloud infrastructure at Comcast; Randy Bias, vice president of technology at EMC; Chris Wright, vice president and chief technologist at Red Hat; and Sarah Novotny, program manager for the Kubernetes Community at Google.

In addition, the conference will include panels, workshops, and demo sessions from some of the most notable names in the OpenStack community. The agenda features tracks devoted specifically to enterprise and telecom use cases and sessions that delve into the intersection of OpenStack and container technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker.

"OpenStack customers have had great success running a variety of workloads on Openstack-from web scale to HPC to analytics to NFV-and now they are able to derive more value from newer technologies like Docker and Kubernetes by leveraging OpenStack APIs," said Sriram Subramanian, founder and CEO of CloudDon. "We are excited to bring together the OpenStack community, customers and service providers to share their success stories and best practices in Seattle, the hometown of Cloud Computing."

Last year's event had three full tracks with more than 20 sessions and drew more than 200 technical professionals and thought leaders from around the world, with strong representation from greater Seattle's thriving OpenStack community. Attendees included OpenStack operators, IT executives, application developers, members of the OpenStack ecosystem and service providers.


  • Sponsorships: Initial sponsors from the OpenStack ecosystem include EMC, Red Hat, HPE, VmWare, Avi Networks, Platform9 Systems, Zefflin Systems and the OpenStack Foundation. Few more sponsorship opportunities are available, please check sponsors for more details.
  • Speakers: The call for sessions now open for submissions through July 31, 2016: The conference organizers are looking for panels and presentations that show deep project knowledge and illustrate real-world applications.
  • Diversity Scholarships: To promote more participation from underrepresented minorities (gender or race) and students, the Steering Committee will award up to 30 diversity scholarships (i.e., full-access passes) and one-night accommodations at The W Hotel for up to five (5) qualified applicants. Apply here:

This community event is being organized by CloudDon LLC, and guided by a steering committee that includes Sriram Subramanian, founder/ CEO of CloudDon; Randy Bias, vice president of technology at EMC; and Jesse Proudman, distinguished engineer and chief technology officer of IBM Blue Box.

***To register or learn more about OpenStack Days Seattle, visit:***

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:52 AM by David Marshall
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