From Tuesday to Thursday the OpenStack Summit 2018 took place in Berlin. As sponsor and exhibitor, we accompanied and helped shape the event. Now, after the event, it’s about time for a review of our highlights.
Our impressions in a short clip
To the point: Well attended lectures at the OpenStack Summit!
In two lectures, our experts presented insights into their work and their solutions. On Tuesday Simon and Bastian held a lecture on “Auto Scaling Kubernetes Cluster on OpenStack”. Despite the late hour (5:10pm – and remember beer had already been served) the room was full to the brim!
Bastian has uploaded the slides for the talk on Speakerdeck. Here’s the video of the lecture:
The other lecture came from Jan and Steffen: The two explained how SysEleven runs a public cloud with OpenStack and regulates 2,500 reboots per year (!).
Big applause at the end when Steffen announces that the team has made the code for the reboot available as open source:
Steffen uploaded the slides to the lecture: to the slides. Here’s the video of the presentation:
Jenga, pizza and beer in the lounge for the OpenStack Community
When we took over the sponsorship of the Community Lounge, we had a thought: the international public might not have a clue about how grey Novembers can get in Berlin. Those who visit our lounge should experience Berlin the way we like it the most: sunny, bright, with a green meadow and relaxed lounging options. The perfect environment to take a nap, work a little on the computer or just enjoy yourself.
Next to the lounge we have built up a huge Jenga game, which pretty much attracted the attention of the guests – not only when the tower collapsed loudly time and again (BOOM!). In addition, we served beer every day from four o’clock, with love for the detail of course!
We have come up with a special programme item for Wednesday: we have invited a cartoonist to make drawings by our visitors. They could choose from three templates: Warrior, Boy Scout or Wizard. At first, the offer was only hesitantly accepted, but as soon as the beers were distributed from four onwards, things looked entirely different again. Most popular character by the way: the warrior.
And since we were still hungry after the lunches, we decided to declare Pizza Time a new tradition in the SysEleven Community Lounge. An (open) stack full of family pizzas for our new friends, all the other visitors to the summit and the many SysEleven colleagues. First come, first serve.
At the booth to the hoodies and giant Lego sets
There’s a lot going on at the Marketplace of the OpenStack Summit – and of course at our booth as well: On the one hand this is because we rely on OpenStack for our public cloud. On the other hand, we also offer a Kubernetes as a Service (MetaKube), which many people hadn’t heard of before. We were also able to show interested visitors the products “in real” since we had our Cloud and Kubernetes experts with us.
Typical for SysEleven: We brought along our current hoodie collection! We felt like we were dressing the whole OpenStack Summit, so that towards the end someone was always walking around in the SysEleven jackets. That just looked great!
By the way, every day we raffled off a Lego set at our stand:
See you next time?
Goodbye, OpenStack Summit 2018! We had a great time and are happy to have met many new people and old acquaintances!
Will we meet again at the next Summit? We do hope so very much! But before we get there, the CloudFest will take place as the next big Cloud event. And we have already put this date on our calendar! More about this soon![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]