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PDXCloud July Gathering

Elemental Technologies
225 SW Broadway, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

Access Notes

Doors to the lobby are locked at 5pm. Check with event organizer for access information.

The door to the building is locked in the evening, but there will be someone there to let you in from 6:30 to 7:20 pm.



We have two topics for the next meeting, July 9th.

TOPIC: When Less is More – Reduced Footprint Cloud OS Do you roll, have you rolled, or would–you-consider-if-it-were-easier rolling your own (RYO) cloud OS? (and this includes customizing a cloud OS that you derive from CentOS, Ubuntu Cloud, etc.) General purpose Linux distributions have competed for years on the basis of application and platform breadth. In recent years, Linux has exploded in mobile, in large part because it was reassembled from the ground up for smartphones, tablets and wearables. And now we’re seeing numerous streamlined, “minimal footprint” Linux distributions for the Cloud, networking and other server applications where general purpose distributions are overkill. With tailored footprint Linux distributions in mind, we’d like to explore the motivations behind (or against) “rolling your own” Cloud OS.


· Steve Sakoman, Project Architect, Intel Open Source Technology Center

· Margaret LaBrecque, Evangelist, Intel Open Source Technology Center

Steve brings many years of OS development to the table, having been VP of OS and Server Technology at Apple, Chief Product Officer at PalmSource, and co-founder and COO/CTO of Be, Inc. In addition to leading development of the Mac OS X Server, Mac OS 10.4 Tiger and PalmOS 5 releases, Steve is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s Yocto Project Advisory Board.

Margaret has driven numerous industry initiatives in the areas of mobile OS (MeeGo, Tizen) and wireless radio access. As President of the WiMAX Forum, she led a successful global policy initiative to accelerate and ensure technology-neutral access to 4G spectrum. As a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she developed curriculum on the dynamics behind new entrants to the cellular industry. She’s currently focused on open source software for servers.

Steve and Margaret work in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel.

TOPIC: TripleO (Openstack on Openstack) https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TripleO

TripleO is an OpenStack program aimed at installing, upgrading, and operating OpenStack clouds using OpenStack's own facilities. This is done using Ironic (or nova-bm) for bare metal deployments, Heat for orchestration, diskimage-builder for (you guessed it!) building disk images, and an array of other tools.

This talk will give a crash course on the motivation behind TripleO and some of its components, how it works, and how were trying to bring CI/CD clouds to the masses by using golden-image based deployments.

Presenter: Gregory Haynes

As usual, we'll open the doors at 6:30pm and start the meeting at 7pm. Get their early and have some pizza, beer, and other refreshments. A big thank you to Intel for sponsoring the food and drink this month!