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Tuesday, May 13 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Your OpenStack DevOps Team: Encouraging Innovation with Open Source Development

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The cadence of the software development life cycle and operational sustainment within the context of OpenStack development is different than most other models, whether proprietary or open source. This talk features a panel of development and operations leaders who manage teams that contribute to and consume OpenStack within their company. Moderated by Rainya Mosher, a Software Development Manager within Rackspace's Public Cloud Infrastructure segment, the panel will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges present when your teams consist of members of the OpenStack Community. We'll share lessons learned and provide insight that will help other teams find their way through the balance of product delivery within an open source community and encourage innovation for all.

Outline of (Possible) Panel Topics Balance
  • review days / internal development cycles
  • upstream contributions / production bug fixes
  • doing it the right way / doing it right now
  • milestone commitments / product delivery dates
  • community expectations / executive expectations
  • innovation / firefighting
  • development / sustainment
The (Possible) Panel Speakers Several software development and operations leaders are confirmed to participate in this discussion.
  • Rainya Mosher, Rackspace Dev Manager, Deployment Systems
  • Gabe Westmaas, Rackspace Director of Engineering, Cloud Infrastructure
  • Toan Nguyen, Rackspace Dev Manager, Cloud Servers (nova)
  • Uma Goring, Rackspace Dev Manager, Cloud Networks (neutron)
  • Matt Van Winkle, Rackspace Ops Manager, Cloud Servers
  • Mike Wilson, Bluehost Sr. Systems Architect


Jesse Keating

OpenStack Engineer, Blue Box
Jesse Keating is has been a part of the Linux community for over 13 years, as a user, contributor, instructor, author, and evangelist. As a believer in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, currently Jesse is in a DevOps role at Rackspace, working on the Public Cloud.
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Rainya Mosher

Software Development Manager, Rackspace Hosting, Inc
A vector of enthusiasm grounded in reality, Rainya Mosher is a Manager of Software Development in Shared Services (centralized operations) in the Rackspace Public Cloud Infrastructure group. She has worked with a dozen Rackspace OpenStack teams in both development and operations over the last three years, including OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Networks, to help them find the sweet spot between productivity and innovation, as well as led the... Read More →
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Monty Taylor

Distinguished Engineer, OpenStack Technical Committee Member, OpenStack Foundation Director, HP
I currently work full-time on OpenStack for HP. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as teams working on OpenStack Deployment (TripleO) and OpenStack Bare Metal (Ironic). I am past PTL of the OpenStack Infra Program and set up the original project gating infrastructure. I currently sit on the Technical Committee. Previously, I was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior... Read More →

Topher White

Operations Manager, HP Cloud Services
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Mike Wilson

Systems Architect, Mirantis
Mike Wilson is a Systems Architect at Mirantis. His experience with OpenStack includes several code contributions and also was the principal architect and lead in setting up one of the largest OpenStack deployments in the world in his time with Bluehost. Previous to this, Mike worked for Familysearch and was responsible for maintaining large scale multi-regional installations with thousands of compute nodes and several petabytes of data. He... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Room B314

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