May 30 Update: We have finalized the speakers and our agenda for the Meetup. Since we have a hard stop at 8pm, we're inviting everyone to the Local West Beer Garden (http://www.localcafenyc.com/) right next door for post-meetup drinks!
Niki Acosta, Cloud Evangelista, Rackspace
Niki Acosta is a Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace. A Racker since 2008, she has held numerous roles throughout the organization covering cloud-based products and services in the Rackspace portfolio. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Follow her on Twitter at @nikiacosta (https://twitter.com/nikiacosta).
Wayne Walls, Cloud Architect, Rackspace
Wayne Walls is a Cloud Architect at Rackspace, where he evangelizes global cloud strategy. A tenured technology leader, Wayne has engineered complex technical solutions, delivered IT transformation plans, and implemented multiple training initiatives around cloud computing. Co-maintainer of the Rackspace DevOps blog, Wayne is helping developers, engineers, and business executives understand cloud technologies and how to turn that knowledge into tangible returns. He holds a B.S. of Information Systems and a B.A. of Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Follow him on Twitter at @waynewalls (https://twitter.com/waynewalls).
6:00 – Arrival and Intro
6:20 – Summit highlights and community update (Niki)
7:00 – Grizzly release Update (Wayne)
7:40 – Announcements & networking
8:00 – Beer garden at Local West (Next door to the meetup location)
In this Meetup, we'll talk about all things that happened at April's OpenStack Summit. If you weren't able to make it, this is your time to catch up. If you did go, here's the place to share what you learned!
We'll also discuss the seventh and newest release of OpenStack, Grizzly (http://www.openstack.org/software/grizzly/).
Since Cloud Expo is running the week of June 10, we thought it'd be a great idea to schedule our Meetup this week. That way, if you have colleagues, friends, or family in town that week for the Expo, you can invite them to join you!
The location for this Meetup is the Cisco Office at 1 Penn Plaza. Please make sure you are RSVPing with your legal name and bring a government issued ID when you come.
Food and drinks will be served in the customary form of pizza, beer, and soda.