Past Meetup

New Year Kick-Off Party!

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Happy New Year, Boston Stackers!

Dell is sponsoring a Wine/Beer/Pizza party for this first meetup of the year to celebrate the success of OpenStack so far and to look forward to an even more successful 2013.

Please check-in at the NERD center front desk to confirm room location of the meetup.

We also have a hot topic presentation by Andi Abes from Dell who will talk about how you can eliminate the lag between coding and deploying OpenStack by pulling directly from the Folsom source code. Here's an abstract from his talk:

As we drive towards DevOps continuous deployment, it makes sense that our deployment scripts should be able to bypass packaging and pull directly from source code. That’s exactly what the Crowbar team has created as an option for Folsom deployments. This is a central use case for feature development because your testing code that is ahead of trunk; however, we see the same use cases for deployments that have bug fixes, proprietary features, pre-release features or any drift from trunk. This feature is the path to get maximum control of your OpenStack deployment.


Andi Abes has been a software professional since his early days in the IDF Signals core in 1992. His experience includes working on Core internet routers at BBN (leading to a spin off startup), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and SOA at Sonic-Software and multi-tenant SaaS based management systems at Dell (collecting a couple of patents along the way). Most recently, Andi is working on Openstack and Cloud based systems at Dell.

We will also spend some time brainstorming about the topics you would like to see covered this year.

Join us for the 2013 kick-off party!

6:30PM EST, on January 10, 2013, at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)