THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED!
We have booked the Austin TechRanch a whole day of Essex Deploy Madness!
The first week around the Essex-4 milestone is shaping up to be exciting! Folks from around the world, literally (see here (http://wiki.openstack.org/OpenStackUsersGroup/EssexGlobalHackIn)) are getting together to bug fix and deploy Openstack.
For our meetup, we've collected together bug-squashing firepower from Dell (Austin, Boston, Silicon Valley and India), Rackspace, Mirantis, Canonical, Nicira and more to get together online, and collaborate on this.
A quick-and-dirty (https://github.com/dellcloudedge/crowbar/wiki/Install-Fest-Prep) resource page has the details for the virtual part.
We've setup a Skype channel (send "Essex" to DellCrowbar to join) to coordinate the event.