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 was held in San Francisco from May 8th-10th, and will be held in Boston in 2019. 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.
May 21st – May 24th
At the Foundation’s global 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. Visit us at booth C2 and get on our invite list for a private party Monday night during the Summit!
November 13th – 15th
At the Foundation’s global 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.
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.
- OpenStack Days Budapest – June 6th
- OpenStack Days Australia – June 7th
- OpenStack Days Poland – June 11th – 12th
- OpenStack Days Israel – June 14th
- OpenInfra Days China – June 20th – 21st
- OpenInfra Days Korea – June 28th – 29th
- OpenStack Days Brazil – July 27th – 28th
- OpenStack Days Japan – August 2nd – 3rd
- OpenStack Days Benelux – September 14th
- OpenStack Days Nordic – October 9th – 10th
OpenStack Day at CeBIT
CeBIT is well-known as one of the largest technology conferences in the world, held in Hanover, Germany each year. Now, it features a dedicated OpenStack Day (powered by Linux Magazin) with its own line-up of keynotes, talks, and panels. Stop by the OpenStack exhibitor space while you’re at CeBIT in Hall 15.
DockerCon 2018 will be held on June 12th – 15th, 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.