DreamHost will roll out the red carpet for SoCal Stackers on Thursday, March 29th. This red-letter day marks the inaugural OpenStack LA Meetup.
We’ve got some marquee names presenting at this shindig. From the Rackspace Cloud Builders team, Vish Ishaya and Ron Pedde will be in the house to discuss OpenStack, demo the software stack, and talk about what lies ahead.
Jay Pipes will also be there to educate everyone on the recently released TryStack.org, the free OpenStack sandbox for testing apps. TryStack is ideal for devs who want to quickly test code in a real OpenStack environment, but don’t want to stand up hardware and configure the cloud stack software.
Dinner, soda, and beer will be provided.
Sultan Chicken Menu
Meat Options: Chicken Kebab, Beef Kebab, Rotisserie Chicken
Veggie Options: Rice, Hummus, Pita, Pickles, Falafel, Greek Salad
IMPORTANT: Free underground parking will be available at Paragon Parking; bring the parking ticket with you and we’ll stamp it for validation. Please take the entrance ramp off of Hope St. and park below ground level (not the street-level lot). The after-hours entrance into the AON building is on Wilshire Blvd. and Hope St. If the doors are locked, please use the intercom on the right-hand side, and mention the Meetup in DreamHost’s office.
AON Main Lobby: [masked]
7:00PM – Food, drink, chatting
7:30 – Welcome
7:35 – Rackspace Cloud Builders
- What is OpenStack? History & Principles
- Where are we now? Demo
- Where are we going? Summit & Roadmap
8:05 – Intermission
8:20 – TryStack.org
8:50 – Sessions are complete - more mingling
Ron Pedde has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including experience as a programmer, network administrator, systems administrator, and systems engineer. He has considerable experience in the design and implementation of large-scale systems for enterprises and web-scale companies. As a systems generalist, Ron's diverse experience helps him find unique solutions for any problem. He thrives on challenge, and enjoys the effort of turning complex requirements into elegant solutions. During the formation of Rackspace Cloud Builders Ron was one of the first Rackers to join the division as Principal Engineer, he and his team have made significant progress in operationalizing OpenStack.
Vish Ishaya was Anso Labs Senior Systems Engineer (now a Principal Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders) and NASA Nebula Technical Lead. He is a highly prolific developer who is one of the top contributors of the OpenStack project. During the November 2010 OpenStack conference, he won an OpenStack award for his development and community efforts, and was also elected to the OpenStack Board, which along with other prominent community members helps guide the vision of the OpenStack project. He has been elected to three consecutive terms as the OpenStack Compute Project Technical Lead. In addition to his excellent programming and systems skills, Vish has spent over a decade teaching, most recently classes in object oriented analysis and design.