This article was updated on February 28, 2019
As you start your OpenStack journey or simply want to learn about how an open source framework can enhance your business, attending OpenStack conferences is one of the best places for you to start. Not only will resources be readily accessible, but you can also network with avid OpenStack users who have extensive experience in the space.
What you will quickly realize is that the OpenStack Foundation has fostered an extremely unique community that is vibrant, collaborative and always innovating. The Foundation has created an environment for users to congregate frequently through a variety of cloud events to take pride in their accomplishments, share their experiences, and learn about the latest projects, best practices or upcoming OpenStack releases. There is a sense of camaraderie amongst attendees and a true appreciation for each other’s support of the community.
Below we have compiled a list of the top 2018 OpenStack conferences you should consider attending to learn more about OpenStack and start your journey. With events across the globe, there is sure to be one close by!
OpenStack User Groups
OpenStack User Groups span the globe, and provide a forum for developers and technologists to learn more about innovations in the open source community as well as network with peers and industry leaders. The next series of OpenStack User Groups are cloud events focused primarily on ARM – the next generation of processors and system architectures – and OpenStack’s readiness for this advancement. A Cloud Storage Workshop, as well as time for pizza and networking, round out these fun and engaging events. For more information, click on the locations below.
Red Hat Summit
This year’s Red Hat Summit will be held in Boston from May 7th-9th. Join Red Hat experts, partners, customers and colleagues for three days of sessions, panel discussions and workshops focused on open source. Learn about critical Red Hat partnerships, as well as innovations in Red Hat’s own product offering. Visit Red Hat Summit for the agenda, as well as additional event details. We are a proud Red Hat partner, and are proud to feature the exciting ways that our companies are working together.
April 29 – May 1
At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Containers, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFC and more. Whether you’re interested in building a private, public or hybrid cloud, this Summit is the one-stop-shop to network with other OpenStack leaders and start your journey.
Week of November 4th
The second-ever Open Infrastructure Summit will be held in Shanghai in late 2019, the first conference from the Foundation to be held in that region.
With more than 14 OpenStack days set for 2018, take advantage of these 1-2 day events to engage with OpenStack leaders, hear user experiences, and network with open source experts pushing OpenStack advances in their own companies. Each conference features keynote speakers, workshops, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.
DockerCon 2018 will be held on April 30th – May 2nd, and will feature prominent open source leaders in discussions ranging from Containers to Kubernetes to all-things-Docker. Sessions are tailored to various expertise levels, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Each day includes a general session as well as numerous break-out sessions to choose from.