Diablo is out and Essex on the way...

This is a past event

28 people went

Lexington Depot

13 Depot Square · Lexington, MA

How to find us

The Lexington Historic Society building is the big white building in the middle of Depot Square

Location image of event venue


A get together to hear from folks actively deploying (or getting close to) on Openstack and Clouds. Partly presentation and mostly discussion (and obviously pizza).

Updated agenda:

• 6:00 – 6:30 pm - Dinner and networking.
Collect topics, ideas and discussion point for next meetup (late January/February)
• 6:30 – 7:00 pm – Welcome/ Agenda
OpenStack history, background, milestones and tonight’s agenda review.
John Igoe, Executive Director, Dell

• 7:00 - 7:40 - Swift - Production deployment and product offering.
Judd Maltin, Voxel. (see bio below)

• 7:45 - 8:25 - Openstack Deployment options / Crowbar.
Options for Deployment of openstack, focusing on Crowbar. Scott Jensen, Engineering director, Dell.
• 8:30 - 8:45 - Future meetup plans
John Igoe, Executive Director, Dell

• 8:45 - till the whee hours
Walk around demos / Q&A / Chatting:
- Crowbar
- Voxl Files (Swift)


Judd Maltin has been on the bleeding edge of Internet technologies since the early 90's. His roles include working as a Netscape Systems Engineer, architecting the NYSE’s identity management system, and architecting the Electric Sheep Company’s CSI:NY/SecondLife tie-in event which drew hundreds of thousands of participants. These days, he works as a hired gun at Voxel.net - the lead engineer on their OpenStack Swift “VoxFiles” service offering, using OpsCode’s Chef to do the repetitive heavy lifting. He’s always active in the community, and loves the challenges of bridging the worlds of Free and Open Source software, start-up entrepreneurship, Internet-scale systems, and large corporate information systems.

Scott Jensen, Director of Enginnering, Dell. Scott is an IT professional for 15 years in diverse settings and roles. From Large enterprise environments handling transactions totaling millions to small innovative and nimble start-ups. Currently focusing on next generation computing solutions, dealing with Cloud and Large data domains.

Transportation info:

- There's a parking lot right behind Depot Square, with a night fare of 0.75$(cents!). This is preferable to the metered sports which are checked until 8pm with a 2 hour limit.

- MBTA routes 76 (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=76) and 62 (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=62) have a stop right in front of depot square

Register now... to reserve your spot (and some excellent pizza and libations)