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OpenStack Summit Day 2 Keynote Recap: Let’s Collaborate!

If the day one keynotes at the OpenStack Summit in Austin emphasized technical diversity in the enterprise as the new reality, the day two keynotes were all about understanding that collaboration is the key to addressing that diversity. Most of the presentations on day two either described or demonstrated solutions that integrate different technologies with OpenStack. […]

OpenStack Summit Day 1 Keynote Recap: Reaching a Diverse Enterprise

A theme quickly emerged on day one of this year’s OpenStack Summit: addressing diversity in the enterprise. The day kicked off Monday morning with a raucous bang — a live band greeted thousands of attendees as they filed into the main expo hall in the Convention Center in Austin, the music capital of Texas. With 7,500 participants, it’s the […]

OpenStack Comes Of Age With Mitaka

Watching my daughter grow from an infant into a 13-year-old has been an amazing experience for me. And while I know I have the biggest hand in her growth, I also understand it’s truly a community of family and friends who are nurturing her into maturity. By the same token, while my employer, Rackspace, along […]

Mission Accomplished: I Am Coming Home

Almost two months ago, I took what many would consider a huge gamble and decided to quit my job at Platform9 and make public, through social media, my job search. As part of that decision to rely on my community of technologists to help crowdsource opportunities, I also decided to open my job search decision making to […]

Crowdsourcing My Job Search: An Update

It was a month ago that I publicly announced I had quit my job and would be essentially “crowdsourcing” the search for my next job. I figured this would be a good time to provide an update and to share some of my experience. First of all, I’ve probably watched more of the 2016 US Presidential Primaries than […]

New Year And New Learnings

Chinese New Year falls on February 8th on the western calendar this year. This is very apropos for me personally since I will no longer be a Platform9 employee as of that date and will be making a new start. It’s also bittersweet since I am leaving on my own accord but doing so after a […]

The Tokyo OpenStack Summit Was “Boring” And That Is A Good Thing

It’s been just over a week since the most recent OpenStack Summit ended and the word that comes to mind when I reflect on the week that just past is “boring.” And that is a good thing. This is not to say there wasn’t exciting news such as new customer use cases, more container talk,  and controversy, […]