It’s time to put your thinking cap on, and here are 20 talks that are loved by the OpenInfra community from the previous Summits.


If you haven’t heard, the Call for Presentations (CFP) for the upcoming OpenInfra Summit in Berlin (June 7-9th) is closing on February 9, 2022 at 22:59 UTC (4:59 PM CT). It means that this is your only chance to join the global community for its first in-person Summit in over two years!

To help folks who are submitting sessions for the first time—or those returning who need a fresh idea—we have gathered some of the popular talks from the previous Summits below to help you spark new ideas. With no time to waste in developing ideas for your Berlin Summit talks, it’s time to put your thinking cap on, and here are 20 talks that are loved by the OpenInfra community from the previous Summits!

5G, NFV & Edge

Topics include: 5G, cloudlet, distributed computing, economics, Mesh, security, networking, architecture, ease of deployment, edge ecosystem, hardware performance accelerators (e.g. GPUs, ASICs, etc.), hardware profile, IoT, low end-to-end latency, management tools, scaling, edge-enabled applications, physical hardening, QoS, remote/extreme environments, remote troubleshooting, standalone cloudlets, tamper evidence, tamper resistance, VM and container handoff across WAN connections, zero-touch provisioning, QoS, SDN, SLAs, standardization e.g. ETSI NFV

AI, Machine Learning & HPC

Topics include: AI, computation, cluster, economics, exascale, government, GPUs, grid, HPC, HTC, machine learning, New applications for AI running on OpenStack clouds, Novel/Emerging architectures for GPUs/AI, operations at scale, performance, scientific research


Topics include: Software development pipeline, automated testing, QA, culture & process, policies & compliance, CI/CD ecosystem, repository architecture, unit vs integration testing, deployment maturity model, gitops

Container Infrastructure

Topics include: Running containers at scale, container ecosystem, container networking, container storage, container security, hybrid VM & container architectures, containers & bare metal

Getting Started

Beginner-level track to learn the basics about all open infrastructure-related topics.

Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on Workshops offer a window into training for operators and application developers across different projects. Sessions are typically 90 minutes and require an RSVP and some prep work. Bring your laptop and walk away with the skills you need to become an open source contributor.

Open Development

Topics include: the 4 opens, the future of free and open source software, challenges of open collaboration, open development best practices and tools, open source governance models, diversity and inclusion, mentoring and outreach, community management.

Private & Hybrid Cloud

Topics include: architecture, bare metal, economics, hardware, operations, orchestration & hybrid cloud tools, networking, organizational culture & processes, security & compliance, SLAs, storage, upgrades, user experience, vendor selection

Public Cloud

Topics include: architecture / hardware, economics, cloud portability, features & needs, federation, hardware, operations / upgrades, multi-tenants, networking, performance, scale, security & compliance, SLAs, storage, open source platforms, tools & SDKs, UI / UX, upgrades, user experience


Topics include: Attestation, authenticity, authorization, data protection, encryption, identification, policy enforcement, privacy, regulatory compliance, risk management, trusted computing, vulnerability tracking/mitigation

Don’t forget about our newest track: Hardware Enablement. Topics include: Software components needed to enable hardware in cloud or edge environments, GPUS, DPUs, FPGAs, sustainability, data center operations, hardware standards (Open19, OCP), data center efficiency, server design, SmartNICs, testing and certification.

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