The call for presentations for the first Open Infrastructure Summit is open until January 23. Here’s what’s new.


As you start lining up your 2019 goals, add presenting at the first Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit) to your list. With the name change of the bi-annual event comes a broader focus on the open-source projects being built to support open infrastructure.

Today, the OpenStack Foundation opened the call for presentations (CFP), where anyone can submit a presentation or panel within one of the 11 tracks. The submission deadline is January 23.

To emphasize the broader focus of open infrastructure that the OSF has been implementing since announcing its updated strategy in November 2017, there are are a few changes this cycle:

  • There are three new tracks: Security, Getting Started and Open Development. You can find the Track descriptions here.
  • In addition to OpenStack, you’ll see the new OSF pilot projects —including Airship, Kata Containers, StarlingX and Zuul — front and center alongside over 30 other open source projects including Ansible, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes, and many more.
  • If you’re interested in influencing the Summit content, apply to be a Programming Committee member, where you can also find a full list of time requirements and expectations. Nominations will close on January 4, 2019.

First time submitting? Not sure what topic to submit? The Programming Committee members will be sharing the topics they’re looking for within each Track in January.

Stay tuned on Superuser as we post these recommendations.

Allison Price