This Calls for Essex-y Party!

  • April 26, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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OpenStack Essex just graduated to final release today! This calls for a celebration.


…But not just any celebration.  This calls for Essex-y party!

So put on your captain’s hat and join us for the second OpenStack LA Meetup. We’re going to continue the momentum from what was arguably the best inaugural user group event – ever.

The first speaker, Sean Roberts, who is behind the Infrastructure Strategy at Yahoo!, is set to present on the state of OpenStack. He’ll touch on what’s new in Essex, the future of Folsom, and more!

Carl Perry, is the Cloud Architect at DreamHost and he has put together a presentation on the real-world deployment of OpenStack. He’ll share with you tips, secrets and pitfalls associated with building a public cloud.

This is an exciting date because several of the attendees will have just participated the OpenStack Design Summit the week before. If there’s interest, I think it would be really cool to have a lightning round with a few of them to get their thoughts and takeaways on the design process and feature decisions for Folsom.

A dinner menu from Ocho Grill can be found below. You can count on beer, soda, coffee and tea.


7:00PM – Food, drink, chatting

7:30 – Welcome

7:35 – Sean Roberts, Infrastructure Strategy, Yahoo!
• State of OpenStack

8:00 – Intermission

8:15 – Carl Perry, Cloud Architect, DreamHost
• Building a Public Cloud with OpenStack

8:45 – Design Summit Lightning Rouuund! Bring it!

9:00 – Sessions are complete - more mingling

IMPORTANT: Free underground parking will be available at Paragon Parking (557 S. Hope St.); 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.  DreamHost is located about two blocks from the 7th Street/ Metro Center (service via Blue, Red, Purple, and Silver lines).
AON Main Lobby: [masked]


Dinner Menu:

- Tacos (chicken or beef)

Burritos (chicken or beef)

- Veggie tacos and burritos

- Quesadillas (chicken or cheese only)

- Salad, chips & salsa, brown rice, black beans

- Guacamole

Beer Menu:

- Pacifico

- Negra Modelo

- Dos Equis (lager)

- Corona


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  • Zurlene A'Moore

    Needs more cloud mixing, break it up a bit.

    April 29, 2012

  • Neil Waybright

    Well done gathering. Everything went well, speakers were interesting.

    April 27, 2012

  • Derek B Moore

    outstanding, very good meetup

    April 27, 2012

  • Kim Wallace

    Good to hear from Y! on the state and progress of the Foundation. Also found Dreamhost deployment plans interesting to learn about.

    April 27, 2012

  • Michael Malgeri

    Lots of great information. Very nice venue, great food.

    April 27, 2012

  • David Mathis

    Amazing food and great presentations yet again from O$LA!

    Great to start to hear Ops experiences and bring balance to DevOps of OpenStack.

    April 27, 2012

  • Jordan Schwartz

    The great Openstack presentations, with ample time for Q&A. This was one of the better meetups I have attened in the last year.

    I can't wait for the Ceph preso.

    April 27, 2012

  • Brent Scotten

    I'm locking down the details right now. I should have it up in a day or two.

    April 3, 2012

  • Manoj Nair

    Brent what's the agenda ? or am I missing the elephant in the room?

    April 3, 2012

  • Brent Scotten

    For consistency sake, we'll be having at least one Meetup on the last Thursday of every month - rain or shine or stealth.

    April 2, 2012

  • Tim Crawford

    This is the same date as Under the Radar in Mountain View.

    April 2, 2012

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