vBrownBag TechTalks Live from OpenStack Summit

If the gods of Internet and live video are looking happily upon us we will have live streams of all the TechTalks below.

The live streams are over here as this site doesn’t like the embeds

It is not too late for you to do a TechTalk, signup here https://openstackfoundation.formstack.com/forms/vbrownbag_austinsummit

As we get the recordings of TechTalks onto YouTube the schedule pages will be updated with links. Here are the schedule posts: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

vBrownBag TechTalk Schedule at OpenStack Summit Austin

We are getting close, the Summit is this month.The TechTalk schedule is filling out and it’s time to let you all know what is when.

We will be on the fourth floor of the conference centre, in rooms 13a and 13b. Hopefully this won’t cause too much confusion.

I am publishing the schedule in four posts, one for each day. There is still capacity for more sessions, so new sessions will be added as they are proposed. Here are the posts:

Monday’s schedule

Tuesday’s schedule

Wednesday’s schedule

Thursday’s schedule

It’s not too late, you can still submit a TechTalk using this form.

Big thanks to the OpenStack Foundation for supporting us being part of the Summit.

Huge thanks to Cisco for continuing to support the vBrownBag TechTalks at lots of conferences.


TechTalks at OpenStack Summit in Austin

We will be returning to the OpenStack Summit (as usual) to give a voice to the huge community around OpenStack. The Austin summit will be huge, returning to OpenStack’s spiritual home ground and to a large convention centre. Naturally vBrownBag will be going huge as well, the OpenStack Foundation have allocated us two rooms for making TechTalks. This will allow use to make twice as many videos as any past summit. The last few summits we were limited by the amount of time our room was open. For Tokyo, we had to limit to a single TechTalk per presenter. With two rooms, and two video crews, we will be able to make over a hundred TechTalks so if you have multiple topics then propose multiple TechTalks.

The signup form for presenters is here https://openstackfoundation.formstack.com/forms/vbrownbag_austinsummit

As usual, we will publish a schedule a couple of weeks before the Summit, which will serve as the acceptance notification. Hopefully, we will be able to accept every presentation that is not a blatant sales pitch.

In addition to the support of the OpenStack Foundation, we need the support of sponsors to enable the TechTalks. If your organization would like some more exposure at the openStack Summit, and afterwards on YouTube, then please get in touch with alastair@vbrownbag.com

Our most loyal and dependable sponsor has been Cisco and I’m delighted to announce that they have continued to support the vBrownBag TechTalks.


Spousetivities at OpenStack Summit in Tokyo

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.

Scheduled – #vBrownBag TechTalks at OpenStack Summit Tokyo

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.

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Tokyo Summit, TechTalks

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. alastair@vbrownbag.com