• Google's Kelsey Hightower - Kubernetes and the path to Serverless

    KELSEY HIGHTOWER Google Kelsey has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from Programming, System Administration, and Kubernetes. Here's Kelsey's Keynote at KubeCon '17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07jq-5VbBVQ

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  • Kubernetes-as-a-Service on Platform9

    OnX Phoenix Office

    Join us for an evening of learning and discussion around Kubernetes, containers and Platform9 ( https://platform9.com/). Unlike installing OpenStack yourself or using one of the existing legacy distributions, Platform9 delivers OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS Managed solution. 6:00 to 6:30/6:45 - Food/Drink/Mingle 7:00 to 8:00 - Presentation / Demo 8:00 to 9:00 - Questions / Open discussion https://youtu.be/s-YhnzMHfj8

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  • Celebrate OpenStack's 7th Birthday!

    Location visible to members

    Let's celebrate OpenStack's 7th birthday with a presentation on OpenStack, the basics of OpenStack, who is using it, and why everyone should! We will then have a demo hour where everyone gets to play with their own OpenStack account on an OpenStack cloud! If you're a newbie, come and get started. If you're a veteran of OpenStack, bring your knowledge and celebrate with us. Multiple OpenStack savvy users/operators/architects will be in attendance to answer questions and get anyone started in the stacker world. This is a full-on party with free food, drink and cake! (what kind of a birthday doesn't have cake?) Who knows, there might even be presents! Come celebrate with us, have some fun and play with our 7 year old, OpenStack! 6:30pm - Meet and Greet, food available 7:00pm - Presentation "Happy Birthday OpenStack" 7:45pm(ish) - 9:00pm - OpenStack Interactive Demo time *** If you want to participate in the lab/demo, please bring your own laptop, only a web browser is needed *** Hope to see you there, come at any time, remember this is at the OnX office across from Desert Ridge Marketplace!

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  • Author Ben Silverman joins us to talk "OpenStack for Architects"

    Ben will also give an update from the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston, MA and share with us his notes on developments and updates for the platform. He has also just recently co-authored a fantastic book on OpenStack, called OpenStack for Architects. Ben will discuss how the book was written, why it's relevant, what he's trying to achieve, why he picked the subjects he did and what the next edition might contain. Here is a link to the Amazon page (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1784395102/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_vEhPyb3SKT7T4) and Ben's LinkedIn profile here (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjsilverman) There will also be a raffle for 2 copies of Ben's book, "OpenStack for Architects." Free food, drinks, OpenStack and Prizes! What more could you ask for on a Wednesday night?

  • OpenStack and Containers, Better Together!

    Rackspace's Ken Crandall will be joining us for a fireside chat, minus the fire to talk about OpenStack and Container technology. A lot of people are asking when Docker and Kubernetes will replace OpenStack. The answer couldn't be farther from the truth! This talk will discuss several ways in which OpenStack and Container technologies go together to create a solution greater than the sum of the parts.

  • Easing Your Cloud Challenges and Happy Hour

    Insight Headquarters, Carver Location

    Moving to a private cloud offers an organization a world of benefits, but introduces a lot of new challenges for those who need to implement and maintain it. Fortunately, there are many technologies that you can utilize to implement your cloud that can mean the difference between successful ongoing implementation and total failure. In this seminar, you'll learn how operators with minimal experience can deploy OpenStack quickly and modify the OpenStack configuration to suit your requirements. Agenda 30 minutes: (20 minutes) OpenStack Newton (10 minutes) Future direction of OpenStack 30 minutes: (10 minutes) Ansible: How Ansible Simplifies IT Automation (10 minutes) Kolla-Ansible: What is kolla-ansible (10 minutes) Kolla-Ansible: recorded demonstration 60 minutes: (10 minutes) Kubernetes: Resilient Container Orchestration (10 minutes) Helm: What is Helm (10 minutes) Ironic: What is Ironic Standalone (15 minutes) Kolla-Kubernetes: What is kolla-kubernetes (10 minutes) Ironic Standalone + Kolla-Kubernetes mashup: recorded demonstration Please register here also as this is posted in several locations and we had a full house last time: http://redhatexecutiveevents.com/tempe_february15?sc_cid= Speaker Steve Dake at Cisco and Member of the Board of Directors, OpenStack Foundation Steve served as Kolla Project Technical Lead (PTL) for Newton, Mitaka, Liberty, Kilo and Juno cycles. Steve also serves as a core reviewer for Kolla, and contributes to the design and implementation of Kolla heavily. Steve was also a Magnum core reviewer at the same time as serving the Kolla community as PTL, and contributed to the definition and implementation of the initial Magnum architecture. Prior to gaining an interest in container technology, Steve initiated and served as PTL of OpenStack Heat with a small development team while at Red Hat, Inc. During this period, Steve served as Heat PTL for Essex, Folsom, and Grizzly. Before his involvement in OpenStack, Steve was primarily focused on the development of open source high availability technology leading the design and implementation of Corosync, a group communication system, which combined with Pacemaker is the de-facto standard high availability stack for Linux. During this period of his career, Steve also served as a technical community leader for the modern Linux high availability stack.

  • Microservices and a Happy Hour

    Insight Headquarters, Carver Location

    UPDATE: This invite is posted in a few places, and apparently we're at or near capacity for the room! Which is a good problem to have. I'm going to limit the number of registrants here to those who have already registered. If by chance you are left out, please let me know and I'll see what we can do. Hello Everyone, Back in September we had microservices expert Christian Posta out to discuss containers and microservices. Since then, he's streamlined his presentation and is handling events all over the country! I'd like to do several events around the concept of containers in the first half of 2017 including PaaS and IaaS presentations and workshops. This will be the first part of that series. Since this is part of Christian's events tour, there is an official registration link. Please register if you're able to attend (also so I can plan for happy hour). The arrival time will be 2:00, with Christian presenting from 2:30 to 4:30. Happy Hour will follow. Registration link: Presentation Abstract: Microservices architectures have many benefits, but they also come with some unique challenges. Knowledge and preparation are key to maximizing the benefits of microservices. In this seminar, you'll learn when to consider a microservices architecture, how to get started, and how it relates to other IT trends, like DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data. About Christian Posta Christian Posta (@christianposta ) is a principal middleware specialist and architect at Red Hat, and is well known for being a frequent blogger, speaker, and open-source enthusiast. He is the author of Microservices by Example and committer on open-source projects, such as Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel, Fabric8.io, and others. Christian works with large companies creating and deploying large-scale, distributed architectures—many which are now called microservices-based. He enjoys mentoring, training, and leading teams for success with distributed systems concepts, microservices, DevOps, and cloud-native application design.

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  • First Meetup of 2017 - Let's talk about Cultural Adoption of OpenStack

    It's going to be a great year for cloud everything, including OpenStack. Let's kick this year off with a little history of Open Source, how it's evolved and what it means for OpenStack and the enterprise. Agenda: 6:30-7:00 Networking/Food/Drinks 7:00-8:00 Presentation/Demo 8:00-8:30 Q/A & Networking If you have questions about Open Source or OpenStack Private Cloud adoption. If you have questions about what it takes beyond just the technologies to move to an OpenStack Cloud, then this meetup will help with some of the understandings. Please make plans to attend! We will touch on the Cultural and Organizational Changes needed to be able to play in the Open Source world in your company. We will have a brief presentation by Ben Silverman and then we will discuss what challenges we've all faced with cultural adoption of open source software like OpenStack and DevOps tools and how we're working to overcome them. P.S. We're always looking for speakers for upcoming meetups, so if you or someone you know would like to present, please let one of the organizers know.

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  • OpenStack Days Mountain West - SLC, Utah

    Needs a location

    Event will be held in Salt Lake City this year. 2 day regional OpenStack conference. Currently accepting applications for speakers and sponsors. This will be updated as needed. See : http://www.openstackdaysmw.com/

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