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Monday, May 12


Introduction to OpenStack Orchestration
Introduction to OpenStack Orchestration
Speakers: Steven Hardy & Zane Bitter
In this session you will learn how the Orchestration capabilities of OpenStack, provided by the Heat project, can help make the deployment and management of your cloud workloads simpler and more robust by allowing you to represent infrastructure as code.
If you have requirements related to orchestrating applications on OpenStack clouds, this session will help you understand what Heat is, an overview of how to use it, key terminology, template language concepts, and details of the current and planned features.
Included in this session will be information about the new HOT DSL, providers/environments abstractions, and latest software-configuration capabilities for Icehouse. Finally you will see a demo of Heat in action!
(Speaker Info - Steven Hardy and Zane Bitter are both core developers on the Heat project, and have been active contributors since the project was started)

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Zane Bitter

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
I'm currently working on the https://metal3.io project, developing Kubernetes-native baremetal host management. My background is in OpenStack, where I am a current member of the Technical Committee as well as one of the original developers, former PTL, and core contributor of the... Read More →
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Steven Hardy

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Steven is a Software Engineer at Red Hat, and works primarily on the OpenStack TripleO deployment project, and the OpenStack Heat Orchestration project.

Monday May 12, 2014 11:15am - 11:55am
Room B102


So You Want to Be an OpenStack Contributor?
So you want to contribute to OpenStack, but not sure where to start? In this hands-on workshop we will guide you through the steps required to become an OpenStack contributor. We will start out with the basics of signing up and setting up Launchpad, Git, and Gerrit. Followed by joining the OpenStack Foundation, signing the contributor license agreement, and most importantly, finding something for you to work on (or you can bring your own bug). Even if you are not much into programming, there are other ways you can contribute, such as helping out with OpenStack documentation and translating to other languages. At the end of this workshop, you will have what it takes to become an active technical contributor.

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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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Iccha Sethi

Software Developer, Rackspace
At Rackspace, Iccha is a DevOps on the Cloud Images team and a core contributor to glance. Iccha has been a part of several OpenStack workshop committees including Grace Hopper conference, WECode conference etc. She has also been a mentor for OpenStack on the GNOME Outreach Program... Read More →
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Egle Sigler

Principal Architect, Rackspace
Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect on Private Cloud team at Rackspace, and an OpenStack Foundation Board member. As part of OpenStack Board, Egle is Co-Chair of DefCore committee. Egle is very passionate about promoting women in technology. She has served for two years on a governing... Read More →
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Angela Streeter

Cloud Technology Instructor, Rackspace Managed Hosting
Angela Streeter is a cloud technology instructor at Rackspace, where she teaches OpenStack in public and private training sessions. Angela and her team spend their time evangelizing OpenStack through training, blogs and contributions. Angela graduated from Texas State University with... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Room B102


The State of OpenStack Data Processing: Sahara, Now and in Juno

The Sahara project (ex. Savanna), integrated project in Juno under the OpenStack Data Processing program, provides users an ability to provision and manage Hadoop clusters on OpenStack, and has seen a great deal of progress, development, and changes during the Icehouse development cycle. The focus of the project is on two primary use cases: on-demand cluster provisioning and on-demand Hadoop task execution (Elastic Data Processing).

In this talk, we will provide an overview of project Sahara, its main goals and focus, and a tour of new features introduced in the Icehouse cycle. These features include: integration with Heat, basic API tests in Tempest, enabled asynchronous gate, and bunch of new Elastic Data Processing (EDP) features. We’ll also discuss new Hortonworks Data Platform plugin features, data-locality support, and the ability to use Sahara through the command line. Finally, we will discuss the roadmap for the Juno release.

After attending this session, you will have a good understanding for where Sahara is now and where it’s going, particularly with regard to the Unified Agent approach, on which we’re currently working on leveraging in Sahara



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Matthew Farrellee

architect, Red Hat
Matthew Farrellee is a Principal Software Engineer and Engineering Manager at Red Hat with over a decade of experience in distributed and computational system development and management. Matt has been involved with Savanna since it was renamed from EHO. He is a major contributor to... Read More →
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Sergey Lukjanov

Senior Development Manager, Mirantis, Mirantis

John Speidel

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Hortonworks
John Speidel is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Hortonworks. He has 15 years of experience developing commercial middleware systems with a focus on distributed transaction processing. John is a co-author of the Hortonworks Data Platform plugin for Savanna.

Monday May 12, 2014 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Room B102


Tempest: Integrated OpenStack Testing
Tempest is OpenStack's integrated test suite which aims to provide validation that OpenStack is working. As such it is run as a gating on job on all proposed commits to OpenStack. It is designed to run against an operational OpenStack cloud, which includes everything from a devstack deployment to a public cloud. Tempest originally started as just a small number of integration tests to verify that the various OpenStack projects worked together. It has since grown into one of the top 5 most active OpenStack projects with several different classes of testing and validation.

This talk will provide an overview of what Tempest is and how it works. Providing an explanation of the philosophy behind the project, and insight into why things are setup a certain way. Additionally, it will cover some of the features in tempest and how to configure and run it locally with or without devstack.

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Matthew Treinish

Software Engineer, IBM Research
Matthew Treinish has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career. Matthew currently works for IBM Research developing open source software for quantum computing. He is also a long time OpenStack contributor and a former member of the OpenStack TC... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Room B102


Tempest Scenario Tests: An Introduction for Testing your OpenStack Cloud
When you build a new cloud or modify part of an OpenStack module, you need to test whether the cloud is working properly. However, do you have enough test suite for that?
Tempest is the official OpenStack integrated test suite. Especially, the scenario tests are ”through path” tests of OpenStack function, have real-life use cases and can test the interaction between multiple OpenStack services.

This talk includes:
  • What is a 'Scenario test'?
  • Overview of the current Scenario tests
    • What types of things can be tested by the scenario tests?
    • The goal
  • How to use it
  • How to add more scenarios
  • Demonstration
    • Look at the demo environment
    • Execute a scenario test case
    • Verify the result

Masayuki Igawa is an OpenStack Tempest core member. He's contributed to OpenStack since Grizzly release.

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Masayuki Igawa

Senior Software Engineer, SUSE/Novell Japan
Masayuki Igawa is a software engineer for over 15 years on a wide range of software projects, and developing open source software related to Linux kernel and virtualization. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Grizzly release. He is an OpenStack Tempest... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Room B102


Customizing Horizon Without Breaking on Upgrades
In probably most cases, when Horizon, the OpenStack Dashboard is installed, it's desired to change it's look and feel to meet the corporate look and feel".
In many installations, software is deployed via software packages. When updating or upgrading software via distribution packages, in almost all cases changes applied to files installed will become overwritten. In this session, we'll show, how to achieve both, changes and not to break due package updates or even upgrades.

During Icecouse development cycle, a the plugin architecture blueprint was implemented; this session will show, how to create or modify a look and feel along distribution provided packages that will not break on minor package updates or version upgrades.


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Matthias Runge

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Matthias is a Software Engineer at Red Hat, where he is part of a team doing metrics and monitoring mostly targeted for OpenStack environments. He is also involved in OPNFV Barometer, where he serves as PTL, in OpenStack Kolla, and in the CentOS and Fedora ecosystem. Previously, Matthias... Read More →

Monday May 12, 2014 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Room B102


Vagrant Up Your Rackspace Private Cloud
Rackspace Private Cloud, and OpenStack on its own, can be a formidable set of software to install. Rackspace Private Cloud uses Chef to deploy OpenStack, and while Chef itself has a high learning curve, its use does make deploying OpenStack easier and more scalable.

Despite this, I find a lot of installation confusion comes from how to setup the virtual machines. How many CPUs do I allocate? How much RAM do I allocate? How much storage should there be? How many NICs do I need and on what networks? Many people may give up at this point or attempt an install with incorrect virtual machine configurations which ruins their experience. However, Vagrant by Hashicorp makes it very easy to define the virtual machines and the necessary Rackspace Private Cloud installation steps all within a simple text file.
In this presentation/hands-on lab, I will be going through how I took Rackspace's Private Cloud deployment instructions and incorporated them into a Vagrantfile to make spinning up a multi-node virtual machine based Rackspace Private Cloud on your workstation as easy as typing vagrant up".


Monday May 12, 2014 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Room B102
Tuesday, May 13


Swift 101: Technology & Architecture for Beginners
Swift is an object storage system designed for data that needs to be instantly accessible, stored forever, and accessible from multiple devices. In short, it is the engine that runs the biggest storage clouds on the planet. This session will cover Swift’s architecture, its technology capabilities, and real-world infrastructure-as-a-service use cases. This OpenStack Swift introduction is great for attendees who want to understand the design goals of Swift and how they can best make use of this OpenStack component. It will be an informative introduction for those interested in running Swift or contributing to the Swift project.

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Joe Arnold

Founder / CPO SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, cloud storage systems using OpenStack.Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace deploying multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He went on to co-found SwiftStack and serves as CEO. SwiftStack... Read More →
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John Dickinson

Director of Technology at SwiftStack & Swift PTL, SwiftStack
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift and has been involved in the development... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 11:15am - 11:55am
Room B103


Case Study: Best Practices Learned Along a Leading Gaming Company’s Path to Hosted OpenStack Private Cloud

With almost 1600 participating developers from more than 165 organizations and a well-developed foundation with strong governance, OpenStack has the momentum and corporate support required to become a ubiquitous cloud-computing platform. Since OpenStack’s first release in October of 2010, the core technology has improved by orders of magnitude. In short, OpenStack has become the Linux of cloud computing and it is here to stay. However, even for the most advanced IT teams, deploying OpenStack has proven difficult.

During this session Hernan Alvarez, VP of Operations at Blue Box and Andreas Stollar, Senior Architect for Big Fish Games will share the challenges, highlights and best practices learned from Big Fish Game’s adoption of a hosted private cloud environment into their infrastructure operations.  This presentation will cover:

• Deployment methodology and tooling that led to the purchasing decision of a hosted private cloud

• Considerations that went into a managed offering, and the decision factors between on-premise vs. hosted 

• Ways to create seamless on-demand scaling to meet demand

• Designing architecture  to adapt for unique and often changing technical requirements

• Effective methods for integration with existing legacy IT infrastructure

Hernan and Andreas will speak to how Big Fish is leveraging the techniques above as well as currently using their Hosted OpenStack Private Cloud to minimize their drain on IT resources while empowering over 500 worldwide developers to spend more time innovating.

Please join us for the real world discussion of production OpenStack challenges and triumphs.

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Hernan Alvarez

Vice President of Operations and Product, Blue Box
Hernan has spend his career building and leading technology teams with a focus on cloud technologies, systems automation, agile organizations, “DevOps” culture, and has been running OpenStack at scale since the Diablo release. Currently, Hernan is the Vice President of Operations... Read More →
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Andreas Stollar

Senior Systems Architect, Big Fish Games
Andreas has 18 years of experience building and maintaining infrastructure supporting Internet facing businesses. Andreas is the Senior Systems Architect at Big Fish Games, where he works with Engineering and Development teams to design and build systems to support new services... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Room B313


OpenStack Training - Community Created and Delivered Training for OpenStack
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Colin McNamara

Principal, Network Software Development, Oracle
Colin McNamara is a seasoned leader with 18 years experience with network, systems and application technologies. I am a firm believer in the evolving role that community, educational and corporate Open Source contribution have to play in todays technology marketplace. Through his... Read More →
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Sean Roberts

Director - Yahoo, Yahoo
Sean Roberts is a current OpenStack Board Director plus he works with all things related to OpenStack and Software Defined Infrastructure at Yahoo. He is co-leading the OpenStack community training project which aims to provide instruction materials for all OpenStack user groups... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Room B103


Planning Your OpenStack Cloud Project
Drawing on their experience planning, integrating and operating OpenStack clouds for large enterprises, the speakers will present sample scopes, project plans, budgets and staffing levels to build and operate moderate sized clouds. Along the way, they will share best practice and common pitfalls in the process.

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Francesco Paola

CEO, Solinea
Francesco Paola is the Co-founder and CEO of Solinea, a leader in helping global enterprises adopt Open Infrastructure solutions.Working in executive capacities in Asia, Europe and the United States, Francesco has over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse industries, where... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Room B103


Working with Security Groups
OpenStack natively provides isolation between tenants. The default set of rules in place when a new tenant is created allows for any outbound communication, but no inbound. Security groups are the mechanism we can use to modify these rules. This session will cover the basics of creating security groups for both ingress and egress. We will share strategies for leveraging security groups to enforce an organization's best practices and nesting security groups to combine rules that match specific application needs.

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Jacob Walcik

Principal Solutions Architect, Rackspace
Jacob is a Principal Solutions Architect for the Rackspace Private Cloud. Having been at Rackspace well over seven years, Jacob enjoys the technical challenges, working with brilliant people and helping customers.

Tuesday May 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Room B103


Optimizing Hardware for OpenStack Object Storage
Deployers are faced with tremendous amount of flexibility in hardware selection, especially as storage systems become more defined by software. In this session SwiftStack presents their results testing OpenStack Swift against a wide-variety of hardware and storage workloads. Various storage benchmarking tools available to the community will be examined. This session will cover tips for selecting and sourcing optimal hardware for cloud storage, with reference architecture advice on optimal deployments choices for OpenStack Swift.

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Rob Daly

Sr. Systems Engineer

Tuesday May 13, 2014 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Room B103