Speaker: Jane Silber

Cloud for Human Beings

For some people the word "clouds" invoke images of Chaka Kan or Joni Mitchell. For others, it's dwarf galaxies or comic book characters. Even when limiting one's focus to IT, the interpretations and claims associated with the cloud are just as broad. In this talk we'll explore the promise and pitfalls of the cloud, and how we are making Ubuntu the cloud OS for human beings whose feet remain firmly on the ground.

Speaker: Jinesh Varia

Migrate your existing applications to the cloud

Developers and architects looking to build new applications in the cloud can simply design the components, processes and workflow for their solution, employ the APIs of the cloud of their choice, and leverage the latest cloud-based best practices for design, development, testing and deployment. In choosing to deploy their solutions in a cloud, they can take immediate advantage of instant scalability and elasticity, isolated processes, reduced operational effort, on-demand provisioning and automation. At the same time, many businesses are looking for better ways to migrate their existing applications to a cloud-based infrastructure so that they, too, can enjoy the same advantages seen with greenfield application development. In this session, Jinesh Varia will discuss a practical strategy to migrate your existing applications to the cloud. He will discuss a phase-driven approach to cloud migration and share stories of several enterprise customers who have successfully migrated to AWS cloud including internal corporate IT applications. The session will be filled with lessons learned, tips and some hidden insights that have not been publicly disclosed yet.


Join us for SCALE's annual conference reception, raffle, and geek trivia game. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

This year we have a number of surprises in store for you, don't miss out! This is the SCALE reception you will be talking about for years to come!

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Speaker: Dru Lavigne

Should your open source community have a community manager?

This presentation will discuss the role of a community manager within an open source community: - what does a community manager do? - what benefits can a community manager provide for the community? - is our open source project ready for a community manager? - what pitfalls can the community manager expect to encounter? - at the end of the day, is a community manager a worthwhile asset to a community?

Speaker: Mark Hinkle

Open source built the web, now it will power the cloud. The talk will give a brief overview of cloud computing and terminology followed by specific examples of open source technologies that lend themselves to managing and deploying cloud computing environ

This talk will cover Open Source components (hypervisors, cloud operating systems, etc.) and how they are combined to deliver elastic, on-demand applications (SaaS), platforms (PaaS) and infrastructure (IaaS) as services. Additionally the session will cover management tools to build and deliver a private or public cloud, complete with automated deployment of target applications and systems.

Speaker: Alan Clark

KIWI is an imaging system that allows you to create demos, appliances, and other gadgets with your own customized Linux OS.

The KIWI Image System provides a complete operating system image solution for Linux supported hardware platforms as well as for virtualization systems like Xen, Qemu or VMware. KIWI is an imaging system that allows you to create demos, appliances, and other gadgets with your own customized Linux OS.

Speaker: Ross Turk

Data integration tools aren't new, they're just new to open source. This quick talk will teach you how they can apply to your project, no matter how large or small.

Ever since the mainframe days, banks, governments, and health care conglomerates with fragmented and messy data often relied on commercial solutions for consolidation and analysis. Lawyers negotiated contracts, armies of consultants mobilized, and machines were bolted into racks. Today, there are more accessible tools.

I’d like to talk about why the data industry needed an open source solution, and how open source data integration tools can be applied to projects of any size.

Speaker: Robyn Bergeron

A collection of simple open source communication tools can coordinate thousands of decentralized contributions.

The Unix design philosophy of modularity - simple parts that do one thing well - applies to communication as well as code workflows. We'll give a live demonstration of how a collection of simple Open Source communication tools are used by the Fedora Project to coordinate thousands of contributions to a complex, fast-moving and large-scale technical project in a decentralized manner.

Speaker: Jack Deslippe

Developing your first Ubuntu app with Quickly

Quickly” is a tool that allows both programming novices and developers alike to quickly make apps in Ubuntu. In this talk, we will go over the basic elements of Quickly and walk you through making a sample Ubuntu app - from “sudo apt-get install quickly” to publishing your app to your own personal package archive (PPA).

Speaker: John Willis Speaker: Damon Edwards

An Introduction to DevOps

Are you new to the DevOps movement? Unsure of what it is and how it applies to your organization? John Willis and Damon Edwards of the DevOps Cafe Podcast will show you the ropes, and bring you up to speed on why organizations around the globe are adopting DevOps methodologies for improved efficiency and reliability.