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This session will introduce OpenStack and the different components that currently make up the project. There will be some focus on the compute and storage projects, describing how they work today and future development plans. There will also be some discussion on how it compares to other cloud platforms, how the open source community is structured around it, and what folks can do to get involved to help build a better cloud computing platform.
Eric Day works on various open source projects such as OpenStack and Gearman. He has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded, and multi-tenant servers for most of his career. Always with an emphasis on efficiency and security, he has written complete HTTP/SSL, DNS, Gearman, and IMAP implementations, along with designing and implementing custom storage and database systems. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments.
Eric also keeps active in the open source community through speaking at conferences and user groups, as well as helping organize camps and conferences in Portland, OR. When not hacking on code, he can be found playing hockey, running, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal with his wife.
James is an author and open source geek. James authored the two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.
For a real job, James is VP of Tech Ops for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.