TechDay Chicago, IL USA, 24 June 2015

Announcement

Unfortunately, due to logistical reasons the Chicago TechDay has been canceled. It will be re-scheduled and we will inform you as soon as details are available. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The OpenNebula TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users. These events are targeted at cloud architects, data center admins, systems admins, systems integrators, DevOps architects, and solutions architect. The emphasis is to find local speakers and users to come together and talk about things that they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences using OpenNebula.

Location

The TechDay will be held at

Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart Building
3300 South Federal Street

Chicago, IL 60616-3793

312.567.3000

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), IIT offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Call for Speakers

Send us an email at events@opennebula.org if you are interested in speaking at this TechDay and:

  • Sharing cloud use cases and deployment experiences
  • Introducing new integrations and ecosystem developments
  • Describing other related cloud open-source projects and tools

Registration

The number of seats is limited  to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to interact. We encourage everyone to register as early as possible.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda includes a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from OpenNebula community members and users.

9:00-13:00: Hands-on Workshop

Javier Fontán, OpenNebula Core Developer
This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

Contents

  • An introduction to cloud computing with OpenNebula
  • The architecture of the cloud
  • Planning and installing OpenNebula
  • Configuration and basic usage

Audience

The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the features and benefits of using virtualization and clouds
  • Describe different architectures for a cloud that can be deployed with OpenNebula
  • Deployment and basic configuration OpenNebula
  • Basic operation of an OpenNebula cloud instance

Prerequisites

No prior OpenNebula skills are required, but participants should have working knowledge of virtualization, networking and Unix/Linux systems.

Material

The workshop includes hands-on exercises to be performed using attendee’s wifi-enabled laptops with VirtualBox installed. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:00: Presentations

14:00 – 14:45:TBC

Panagiotis Spentzouris,Head of Fermilab Scientific Computing Division
TBC

14:45 – 15:00: An Introduction to OpenNebula

Javier Fontán, OpenNebula Core Developer
We’re moving into a world of open cloud — where each organization can find the right cloud for its unique needs. A single cloud management platform can not be all things to all people, there will be a cloud space with several offerings focused on different environments and/or industries. The OpenNebula commitment to the open cloud flows directly out of its mission — to become the simplest cloud enabling platform — and its purpose — to bring simplicity to the private and hybrid enterprise cloud. OpenNebula exists to help companies build simple, cost‐effective, reliable, open enterprise clouds on existing IT infrastructure. The OpenNebula project is really vendor‐agnostic and completely driven by users needs with features that meet real demands. The session will introduce the OpenNebula project from different perspectives, ranging from its historical milestones and main contributors to its most relevant users and the size of their cloud deployments.

15:00 – 15:30: TBC

Steven Timm,Project lead of Virtual Facilities Project at Fermilab
TBC

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30: TBC

TBC, TBC
TBC.

16:30 – 17:00: TBC

TBC, TBC
TBC.
Call for Presentations

If you want to participate in this events and show us how you are using OpenNebula, contact us at events@opennebula.org


17:00 – 17:30
: Open Space

This is a session for attendees to gather and discuss passionate questions, burning ideas, features, integrations or any topic of their choice, in an informal and tech-friendly environment, with other passionate and interested people.

There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in one of the meeting rooms where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots.