How I evaluate submissions for talks at OpenStack Summits

As a track chair, I look for content that will be informative for participants live at the event. I also look for entertaining content, well delivered, clear and usable also as a complement to written documentation, something to be enjoyed also after the event on the video channel. I’ve been a track chair for OpenStack…

Tips to improve organizations contributing to OpenStack

The slides of my presentation at OpenStack Summit in Paris 2014 (download ODP source, 9M). [slideshare id=HlPbjgEp1l7esC&w=476&h=400&fb=0&mw=0&mh=0&style=border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;&sc=no] How Big Companies Contribute to OpenStack from Stefano Maffulli And the sessions’ recording: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sXuadpEhk8]

Post-summit summary of OpenStack Paris

Seven straight full time working days, starting from 9am Saturday and Sunday for the second edition of OpenStack Upstream Training to the feedback session on Friday evening at 6pm are finally over and I’m starting to catch up. I spoke on Monday, highlighting some of the findings of my research on how to change organizations…

Wrap-up post OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong

Back from busy days in one of the most exciting cities I’ve ever visited, I needed some time to put thougths back in order, recover from jet lag and deal with my irremediably broken Wordpress installation (will probably blog about this later, too). Hong Kong was a blast in many aspects. The Summit itself started…

Back from San Diego OpenStack Summit

My experience at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego has been really good. I have received lots of positive comments about this configuration, merging the Design Summit with the Conference. Despite the high amount of people it seems that things went well. I’m waiting to gather more details about the remote participation to the Design…

OpenStack at UDS

What a week! Ubuntu Developer Summit is one of the best meetings I have attended to. Here are a few things that impressed me most. The infrastructure is amazing! The networking is astonishingly good. I learned that the Ubuntu team bypasses the usually lame the Internet connections provided by the hotels and puts down their…