Connecting the OpenStack Community
OPENSTACK AUSTRALIA DAYS
OpenStack Australia Day is the region’s largest, and Australia’s best, conference focusing on Open Source cloud technology. Gathering users, vendors and solution providers OpenStack Australia Day is an industry event to showcase the latest technologies and share real-world experiences of the next wave of IT virtualisation.
Hosted by Aptira and the OpenStack Foundation, this conference features a range of sessions on the broader cloud and Software Defined Infrastructure ecosystem including OpenStack, containers, PaaS and automation with insights from some of the most talented members of the OpenStack community.
Held in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, OpenStack Days in Australia attracted more than 800 users from a range of public and private sector organisations.
It also attracted some of the largest OpenStack vendors and solution providers both locally and internationally, signalling expectations for the growth of OpenStack by the local market over the next 18 months.
For more information on previous events, including media releases and blog posts, check out the media section below:
VIDEOS - MELBOURNE 2017
GALLERY - MELBOURNE 2017
SPEAKERS - MELBOURNE 2017
Over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry has given Tristan a solid reputation as an innovative architect in systems infrastructure and enterprise solutions. Forward-thinking with strong attention to detail, Tristan has been responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining solutions for the likes of BTR Nylex, NEC, OzEmail, Intel, and iPrimus.
Tristan has an unwavering commitment to exceed expectations for both the business and the customer, and is driven by his personal desire to create unique, effective solutions for any requirements Aptira’s customers may present. Tristan is a founding and 4 times elected Board Director of the OpenStack Foundation, an OpenStack Ambassador, and the founder of the Australian OpenStack User Group.
training researchers in innovative ways and establishing innovative and extremely usable platforms for research. In the past he did a PhD in Physics at Sydney University and a stint of post-doctoral research at University College London. He lives in Melbourne with his partner and son, and enjoys designing and making furniture.
Tom has worked alongside collaborators from dozens of countries to facilitate distributed computing design, reliable operations in minimal staff environments and interoperability between different technologies.
After working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead to create clouds for several years, Tom is now tackling the most important part of distributed systems - people, as a community manager.
For the past decade, Jessica has been an active contributor to the Open Source community in Australia. This includes running multiple Open Source and technology meetups in Sydney, and have previously held positions on two industry Boards: the Open Source Industry Association (OSIA), and the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA).
Jessica co-organises the Sydney OpenStack User Group, and OpenStack Australia Day. She has also organised a range of other industry events in Sydney, including Port80, Magento and the Australian Web Awards. Jessica also manages the creative design agency – Onefishsea.
Having completed her MBA in 2014, Jessica currently lives in sunny Port Macquarie and loves the beach.
David’s current focus is on the evolving landscape of data center networking, scale out storage, Open Networking, and cloud computing.
Working on infrastructure scaling for resource-hungry applications grid bundling docker, windows server, swift in one mission critical system.
He started his OpenStack journey with Grizzly, delivering the first HPC cloud in APAC for a Singapore University making use of SRIOV technologies combined with big data. He has extensive deployment experience on configuration management and automation of private cloud based on OpenStack.
Alex is currently an APJ Cloud Consultant in the Helion Cloud team at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, where he evangelizes the OpenSource side of the Helion portfolio (OpenStack / Docker / Ceph).
He enjoys running automation workshops and seminars in the APJ region for cloud adopters.
He has over 21 years in the IT industry architecting, delivering and positioning solutions such as private clouds, distributed systems, hpc, storage, and high available platforms.
Tarso has a great interest in distributed systems performance, and scientific organizations that push the boundaries of existing technologies, but also need to link these into the Enterprise.
Tarso in his life has enjoyed working in some of the most amazing projects ranging from mission critical systems protecting Australian lives, to IT infrastructure projects that are looking at the sky and discovering new planets out in the space.
Prior to joining EasyStack, Adrian was with IBM Singapore and IBM China and served in roles such as Offering Manager, Engagement Manager, Solution Architect, Services Consultant, IT Specialist.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Computer Sciences from University of Texas at Austin.
Nigel has a strong interest in data analytics, automation/orchestration, container technology and DevOps culture. He is also a contributor to the Cloud Slang opensource orchestration product (http://cloudslang.io)
Andrew has been the driving force behind Catalyst IT deploying Open Compute Project equipment for growing their cloud regions.
Roland’s focus on engaging with customers and understanding their needs combined with a cutting edge technology delivery method makes Aptira a flexible delivery partner for any organisation.
In 2015, Roland assumed Aptira’s seat on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Media from the University of Adelaide and an Industry Certificate (Festival & Event Design & Management), she is also a member of the Australian Science Communicators and the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
She specialises in delivering creative and innovative marketing and communication solutions and has managed local and national projects for eRSA, NeCTAR, NeAT, AeRO and the State Government of South Australia. Having successfully deployed a new tier 0 user documentation system at eRSA, Sarah was the project lead for the tier 0 development for core NeCTAR services, supporting a national initiative to provide world class user support for the Nectar Cloud.
Sarah is currently the Project Manager of the Australian National Cultures and Community Project, which is looking to enable better data sharing and discoverability between researchers and archives. Alongside stakeholders, such as National Library of Australia, National Australian Archives, Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO) and Queensland State Archives, we’re developing an Open API to test the concept that if a research adds value (transcription, metadata, annotation) to a dataset from a cultural institution, how can that be shared back to the source institution (API, catalogue record, linked records, machine to machine capabilities)? This pilot project aims to operationalise a national, sustainable and scalable API standard that will allow data (and metadata) sharing and transfer between the Prosecution Project, TAHO and QSA.