Our first official meeting with the new user group includes something for everyone! For those new to OpenStack we'll have an intro-level presentation from HP's Spencer Krum, after which we'll get into the (API) weeds with Bernard Sanders from CloudBolt Software
Using OpenStack Nova (Spencer Krum)
In this brief talk I will talk about how I use an OpenStack cloud (HP Cloud (http://www.hpcloud.com/)) to boot up virtual machines for interactive testing. This workflow has replaced vagrant in my life. I will show a script I made called 'hodor' to boot vms and log into them. This is targeted at the absolute beginner and will be very basic.
Spencer Krum is an OpenStack hacker working for HP. He coordinates the PdxDevOps user group and is active in the puppet community.
Hybrid cloud and catalyzing OpenStack adoption (Bernard Sanders)
It's tough to convince people to put all their eggs in one basket, and that reluctance keeps some folks from going all-in on building an OpenStack cloud. Until they're ready, solutions providing easy access to multiple clouds can smooth that transition. Bernard Sanders (CTO at CloudBolt Software (http://www.cloudboltsoftware.com/)) joins us to talk about how their cloud management platform interfaces with OpenStack, and the good, bad and ugly of integrating with one of the fastest growing open source projects in history.
Prior to CloudBolt, Bernard has worked for NASA/JPL, Loudcloud, Opsware, HP, holding roles in development, systems engineering, and product management. He's a puzzle/game enthusiast, a juggler, a nordic skier, and an ex-quadrapeligic. He will answer questions about automation, riccochet robots, crater lake, spinal cord injury, and maybe even OpenStack.