Bringing in the Heat from OpenStack (in March)

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Please join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 for our third OpenStack NYC Enterprises Meetup where we’ll discuss one of the newest projects within OpenStack, Heat. Going to show some live examples of how organizations are using Heat to further their DevOps adoption. We will also take a look at OpenStack's dashboard, Horizon and talk thru the day-in-the-life of a cloud consumer. Following the discussion we’ll have live music and drinks courtesy of Rackspace.

Special thanks goes out to ObjectRocket for providing tasty refreshments and JNK Securities for allowing us to utilize their space.

6:30 – 6:50pm: Welcome
6:50 – 7:20pm: Bringing in the Heat from OpenStack - Walter B.
7:20 – 7:30pm: Break: OpenStack Trivia
7:30 – 7:55pm: Day-in-the-life of the Cloud Consumer - James T.
7:55 - 9:00pm: Live music, Networking, and Drinks

*Please bring a state issued ID with you to the event.

Meet Your Speakers:

Walter Bentley is a Private Cloud Solutions Architect at Rackspace. He helps design and build OpenStack private clouds for organizations of all sizes. Walter started this NYC-based meet up because he sees how disruptive OpenStack can be in Enterprise IT and believes large enterprise adoption of OpenStack will continue to increase. Prior to Rackspace, Walter served as a Senior Solution Architect for JetBlue Airways and as a Senior Production Support Engineer for >10 years across various industries including Online Marketing, Financial, Insurance, Aviation, Food & Beverage and Education. Follow Walter at @djstayflypro.

James Thorne is a Solution Architect at Rackspace focused on working with OpenStack. He is a Texas State University alumnus and former Platform Consultant at Red Hat. James has been working with Linux professionally for the past four years and in his free time even longer. James blogs at and can be followed on Twitter @jameswthorne.