If you are travelling to OpenStack Summit in Tokyo and have someone travelling with you who is not attending the conference, then you need to know about Spousetivities. The aim of Spousetivities is to enable those non-conference-attending people to have a good time while you are busy at the conference. Crystal Lowe organizes activities like day-long guided tours, one tour includes the Meiji shrine and the Ginza shopping district, another is to Mt Fuji. The sign up page is here on Eventbrite and the activities are open to all, no matter who is travelling with you they are all welcome to take part. The other place with lots of Spousetivities information is the facebook page.
From personal experience, I know that my wife enjoyed the Spousetivities activities far more than solo sightseeing when she travelled with me.
Spousetivites activities are subsidised by the support of sponsorship, do get in touch with Crystal if your organization would like to support Spousetivities.
Another packed TechTalk schedule, every space is filled with great community presentations. Wednesday starts with awesome presentations by Women of OpenStack.
We will be in the Wakashiba room and have space for some live audience, so do drop in and catch any of the sessions that look interesting. We will also be live streaming (conference Internet willing) the sessions on this page. The sessions are all recorded and will be posted to our YouTube channel and the schedule below will turn into direct links to the videos.
We could not make these TechTalks without the on-going support of the OpenStack Foundation and our sponsors, Cisco and HP.
I am really looking forward to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. Not just because the vBrownBag TechTalks are so interesting. Also, because I loved my three days in Tokyo last year and want to see more of the city.
The OpenStack Foundation have asked us to make TechTalks again, you can sign up to present using this form.
We will only have three days to make TechTalk videos, so the schedule will be packed and we probably won’t be able to accept every session. We do aim to accept one session from every presenter.
Places are open for sponsors, email me for details. email@example.com
With just over two weeks to go until the OpenStack summit it is time to lock in your social schedule as well as the conference schedule. The vBrownBag crew are very pleased to announce our newest TechTalk sponsor, Nexenta, will be having a party on the Tuesday.
So welcome Nexenta and sign up for their reception.
With only 28 days to go until the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver we’re getting excited. Flights and hotels are all booked and we have over 90 TechTalk session proposed. Don’t let that stop you from proposing a session using this form.
I’m also delighted to announce that VMTurbo has joined our sponsors. VMTurbo have an awesome workload management product that is based on commodity trading for VMs to compete for physical resources.
See you all in Vancouver.
We have around eighty sessions proposed for TechTalks at the Vancouver summit next month. It is awesome to have so many but we have space for some more. Go ahead and propose a session using this form.
Particularly we would love to see more presentations from the women of OpenStack. Tuesday will be a solid run of women presenting, so far we have filled half of the spaces. Go ahead and propose a session using this form.
I’m also delighted to announce that Cisco is continuing to support the vBrownBag TechTalks. Cisco has been a sponsor of every TechTalk event at OpenStack Summit and at VMworld. Great to have you back with us.
With only 47 days remaining until the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver we are getting pretty excited.
We have 70 TechTalks proposed, so well on our way to making over 90 videos at this summit. There is still time to sign up to present your own TechTalk using this form.
It looks like we will have more TechTalks than we can fit in the schedule. We accept TechTalks in the order they are proposed, so get yours in early to avoid disappointment.
I’d like to welcome our first sponsor, HP are returning to support these community presentations.It is the sponsors like HP that make the TechTalks possible, so thank you HP.
We do have a couple of places available for sponsors, if your organization would like to become a sponsor of the vBrownBag TechTalks then contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
It has only been a couple of months since we had an amazing week at the Paris OpenStack summit. Now it is time to look forward to the Vancouver summit in May. The vBrownBag crew are delighted to be returning to make TechTalk videos at our third summit.
This year will have a focus on the women involved in OpenStack, we plan to fill Tuesday’s schedule with women presenters. If you are a woman of OpenStack then consider presenting a TechTalk.
If you already know what a TechTalk is and want to register then go ahead and use this form.
TechTalks are ten minute presentations about some aspect of technology. TechTalks are delivered at a major conference. They allow a focussed look at a specific project, feature or technique. Presenters are usually the engineers or developers who built what they present. They have the deep knowledge without the marketing. All of the presentations are recorded and posted to YouTube, often we also live stream from the conference. Since TechTalks are short we can pack a lot into a day, at the Paris summit we recorded 70 TechTalks. With an extra day in Vancouver we hope to make 90 videos.
To get an idea of what TechTalks are you can find all the Paris videos in this YouTube playlist. The Atlanta videos are in this playlist.
As always we can only make these TechTalks with the help of our sponsors and the support of the OpenStack Summit organizers. If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the vBrownBag TechTalks then contact me email@example.com for details. Sponsor logos are applied to every video. Sponsors are guaranteed two TechTalk presentation slots.
We had an amazing time in Paris last week. Three days of packed TechTalk schedule meant that the crew didn’t get to see a lot of the Summit. Happily there is a fair amount of coverage available online.
We produced a total of 72 videos at the summit, our highest number for any conference where we’ve made TechTalks. Naturally getting the videos onto YouTube was a priority, so people not in Paris could see what we saw. You can find all of the TechTalks in this playlist and the schedule page now has links to every video. We could not have made these TechTalks without the support of our wonderful sponsors, Cisco and Brocade. Thanks for helping us and the community.
I feel very privileged to have been part of this event. Not only did we have a huge number of truly excellent presentations but we got to be tourists in Paris for a while. The centre of Paris is amazing, beautiful architecture and great food, I highly recommend visiting.
We are looking forward to another awesome summit in Vancouver with lots of TechTalks next year, hope to see you there.