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The Agenda for the OpenStack Berlin Summit has been released


After a brief flurry of activity last month when the submitted talks for the OpenStack Berlin Summit were available to be voted on, the results are in and the agenda has now been released!

It looks to be an exciting agenda, packed with lots of fascinating talks that will help those new to the world of OpenStack and those who are old hands alike. One of my favourite types of presentations at the Summits are from customers – these really help me to get my head around how the technology is being used with practical, real world examples. The Foundation has some great names lined up to present already – SUSE customer BMW will be talking about their software projects like autonomous driving, and how they use Zuul to develop software at scale. The largest online-only supermarket in the UK, Ocado, will be discussing how they use OpenStack to ensure their robot-managed warehouses experience minimal downtime. Textile manufacturing company Oerlikon will be sharing details about how they use OpenStack for their edge computing architecture, and many more – too many to list here!

Troubleshooting OpenStack Workshop

The team from SUSE will be sharing what we’ve been working on over the past few months, including a new advanced OpenStack troubleshooting workshop from Keith Berger and Nic Bock – “Extending Your OpenStack Troubleshooting Toolbox – Digging Deeper into Network Operations”. This is building on the success of the workshop held in Vancouver. These were very popular in the spring Vancouver Summit, so make sure that you bring your laptop and get to the session early to ensure a seat!

Free OpenStack Administration Training

At the Vancouver Summit, 64 people attended our free two-day training course on OpenStack Administration to ensure they were ready to take the OpenStack Certified Exams. These will be back by popular demand, and when released will fill up very quickly indeed. If you’re looking to get ready for the OpenStack Certified Exams, keep an eye out for it being announced, and sign up for the course being run by our own Ron Terry.

Containers, Machine Learning, MariaDB and more

The rest of the SUSE team will be there, with talks ranging from improving performance and security in containers using Kuryr and Cilium from Rossella Sblendido and Michal Rostecki, to a joint presentation from SUSE’s Dirk Muller and Red Hat’s Tristan Cacqueray on reducing log noise through machine learning. Antonio Ojea will be there talking about how the open source ecosystem has evolved, specifically looking at OpenStack and Kubernetes; Ralf Haferkamp and Joshua Hesketh will be sharing their learnings from migrating OpenStack databases from PostgreSQL to MariaDB, and Bryan Stephenson has a hands-on workshop to introduce Python coders to the principles of secure coding.

All in all, it’s going to be a great event with plenty of opportunities to learn, expand your skills and network across the OpenStack community. We’re all looking forward to it here, and hope to see lots of customers and old friends in Berlin. Is there a presentation that you’re particularly looking forward to in Berlin, or do you have any hints and tips for the best places to visit or eat and drink at there? If so, let me know through the comments, or via Twitter.


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Matthew Johns I have over 20 years' experience in the IT, cloud and hosting industry gained in a variety of roles spanning project management to product release and product marketing. I’m responsible for product marketing for SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and have been working with OpenStack since it was released in 2010. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, great beer (craft, cask, keg - call it what you like as long as it tastes good), spending time with my family, playing the piano and charity fundraising – I’ve been supporting the Movember Foundation since 2006, and have run multiple races, climbed mountains and cycled around the UK for many charities over the years.