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Tuesday, May 13 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Your OpenStack DevOps Team: Encouraging Innovation with Open Source Development

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The cadence of the software development life cycle and operational sustainment within the context of OpenStack development is different than most other models, whether proprietary or open source. This talk features a panel of development and operations leaders who manage teams that contribute to and consume OpenStack within their company. Moderated by Rainya Mosher, a Software Development Manager within Rackspace's Public Cloud Infrastructure segment, the panel will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges present when your teams consist of members of the OpenStack Community. We'll share lessons learned and provide insight that will help other teams find their way through the balance of product delivery within an open source community and encourage innovation for all.

Outline of (Possible) Panel Topics Balance
  • review days / internal development cycles
  • upstream contributions / production bug fixes
  • doing it the right way / doing it right now
  • milestone commitments / product delivery dates
  • community expectations / executive expectations
  • innovation / firefighting
  • development / sustainment
The (Possible) Panel Speakers Several software development and operations leaders are confirmed to participate in this discussion.
  • Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Dev Manager, Deployment Systems
  • Gabe Westmaas, Rackspace Director of Engineering, Cloud Infrastructure
  • Toan Nguyen, Rackspace Dev Manager, Cloud Servers (nova)
  • Uma Goring, Rackspace Dev Manager, Cloud Networks (neutron)
  • Matt Van Winkle, Rackspace Ops Manager, Cloud Servers
  • Mike Wilson, Bluehost Sr. Systems Architect


Jesse Keating

OpenStack Engineer, Blue Box
Jesse Keating is has been a part of the Linux community for over 13 years, as a user, contributor, instructor, author, and evangelist. As a believer in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, currently Jesse is in a DevOps role at Rackspace, working on the Public Cloud.
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Rainya "Rai" Mosher

Sr Manager, Digital Platform Delivery, T-Mobile
A vector of enthusiasm grounded in reality, Rainya "Rai" Mosher is an engineering manager at T-Mobile focusing on platform development to enable digital delivery and dynamic environment creation for application teams. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Rai work at Rackspace Hosting and Cisco... Read More →
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Topher White

Operations Manager, HP Cloud Services
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Mike Wilson

Systems Architect at Mirantis, Mirantis
Mike Wilson comes from a background of large scale multi-datacenter computing and has been doing big OpenStack since the Folsom release. His experience includes upstream development as well as being the principal architect and lead in setting up one of the largest OpenStack deployments... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 5:30pm - 6:10pm EDT
Room B314

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