Open Infrastructure Summit Programming Committee member Tobias Rydberg shares recommended topics and content ideas for the April Summit.


Have an open source public cloud story? It’s time to talk about it. The call for presentations for the first Open Infrastructure Summit is open until next Wednesday, January 23.

Typically, just 25 percent of submissions are chosen for the conference. In light of that fierce competition, Superuser is talking to Programming Committee members of the Tracks for the Denver Summit to help shed light on what topics, takeaways and projects they’re hoping to see in sessions submitted to their Track.

Here we’re featuring the Public Cloud Track with tips from Tobias Rydberg, chair of the OpenStack Public Cloud Working Group. He talked to Superuser about some of the content that should be submitted to this track as well as what attendees can expect. Want more help on your submission? Rydberg offered to help over Twitter direct message or in IRC (#open-infra-summit-cfp) before next week’s deadline.

Public Cloud Track topics

Architecture and hardware, economics, cloud portability, features and needs, federation, hardware, operations and upgrades, multi-tenancy, networking, performance, scale, security and compliance, service-level agreements (SLAs), storage, open-source platforms, tools and and SDKs, UI/UX, upgrades, user experience.

What content you would like to see submitted to this Track?

We’re looking for a broad variety of presentations in the Public Cloud Track. Everything from the business perspective to technical talks. Summit attendees would love to hear more from operators who have delivered OpenStack as a public cloud, how you as a public cloud operator handle your daily business, what challenges you have and how you solve them. It’s also helpful to share what provisioning tools you’re using and how do you manage upgrades.

What will Summit attendees take away from these sessions?

Attending the Public Cloud track at the OpenInfra Summit in Denver will give attendees a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of using open source in the public cloud sector, both as an operator and as an end user. We hope that attendees will leave with more knowledge and ideas how to evolve and improve their current operations and business.

Who’s the target audience for this track?

The potential audience of this track is pretty broad – it could be developer wanting to get a better understanding of the challenges with OpenStack and Open Source in a pubic cloud environment, operators looking for ideas and solutions to their businesses as well as potential end users interested seeing the benefits of using open-source solutions.

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Allison Price