Next Meetup

Particle Physics and Astronomy, Allison Randal, and the Avi Vantage Platform
We're back - and with a cool, brand-new venue in St. Peter's Square, and with new sponsors to boot! Andrew McNab, University of Manchester - An overview of IRIS, the STFC initiative aimed at facilitating distributed and collaborative cloud-based scientific workloads, such as those related to particle physics and astronomy. Dan Watson, Avi Networks - An overview of Avi Vantage OpenStack LBaaS Allison Randal, University of Cambridge - Virtual Machines, Containers, and the Future of Composable Infrastructure Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Open Source Initiative, President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Open Source Evangelist and OSCON Conference Chair at O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Technical Architect of Ubuntu and Open Source Advisor at Canonical, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, and Distinguished Engineer at SUSE. She participates in the Debian and OpenStack projects, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, researching edge computing and hypervisor optimization.


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We are the only of the few official OpenStack user groups globally. Users, operators, developers and vendors are all welcome, and we host monthly meetups with a varied schedule of talks and discussion sessions on a wide variety of OpenStack related topics. You can find out more about OpenStack at and about the user groups programme at . We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting! If you're interested in speaking at our group, or in sponsoring one of our meetings, then please reach out to our organisers (

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