Podcast: Linuxcon / Gluster London Day

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This weekends podcast talks about my thoughts around Linuxcon, I also put front and centre my thoughts about our responsibilities in the Open Source world.

Big thanks to Jim Zemlin, Stephanie Markowski and Jennifer Cloer for their hard work and diligence to help make Linuxcon such a success and inviting me there to podcast. As a card carrying paid up member of the Linux Foundation getting those podcasts recorded as professionally as possible and to draw attention to what Linux and Open Source is about is crucial.

In the past few weeks I’ve podcast about, and talked about the Gluster Community Day this coming Tuesday in Shoreditch, London. A free event starting at 2pm till 6pm, lots of great speakers, demos and lots more. I’m podcasting from there so if you fancy being on a show get down there and say hi. More information from the Gluster Community Page, and register via Eventbrite here. If you’re into Openstack, storage, cloud, open source then this event is especially for you.

Now go listen to the podcast – this one’s just me talking but it’s a call to arms and important.

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Klaus Oxdal Red Hat Nordics / Gluster Community Info

c1e1c27b-a864-475c-94fa-97c5a553ff2cThis weeks podcast is with Klaus Oxdal of Red Hat Nordics. Klaus is a good friend of mine who I’ve worked closely with for 3 1/2 years or so and he eats lives and breathes Red Hat. Much like my erstwhile American/Dutch TechGod colleague Eric Schabell he is one of the Red Hat EMEA cyclists spending a lot of time in Red Hat colours on the roads of Denmark.

Only this time he’s going one better. Klaus is part of a team cycling from Denmark to Paris, France culminating in a sprint finish to the Eiffel Tower. It’s all for a good event it’s for a Children’s Cancer Charity. It’s a mammoth distance, it’s a mammoth effort and I thought we’d tag onto the end of our conversation an invitation for people to find whatever they could afford to make a difference in treating childhood cancers. An amazing cause that deserves our support. I’ve stumped up cash as a parent of two children and I’d like to think we can help raise them some funds.

You can read more on their sponsorship page here, go visit it now !!

john_RMGluster.org Community Workshop and London Community Day 

In the podcast I also talk about Gluster.org the upstream of Red Hat Storage having a workshop at LinuxCon Europe (where I will be attending and doing the show podcast) and speaking with the likes of my shadow and compadre from Gluster.org / Red Hat John Mark Walker pictured with me above. The day is WELL WORTH ATTENDING if you’re going to LinuxCon or even if you’re not.

The workshop starts at a very reasonable 10 a.m. This full-day, free workshop includes talks on using Gluster with OpenStack, KVM/QEMU, and how to develop apps to integrate with GlusterFS. This is a chance for developers and admins to learn first-hand what GlusterFS and related open software-defined storage projects in the Gluster Community can accomplish in cloud and virtualized environments.

  • State of Gluster (John Mark Walker)
  • Gluster for SysAdmins, an In-depth Look (Dustin Black)
  • Gluster and OpenStack, a Case Study (Udo Seidel)
  • Gluster, QEMU and KVM (Vijay Bellur)
  • Developing Apps and Integrating with GlusterFS (Justin Clift)

Please join us on October 24th at the Sheraton next to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Registration for the Gluster Workshop is free, sign up today on the LinuxCon/CloudOpen sign-up page. Note: Choose the “Speaker” registration and use the code GLUSEU13 if you’re not registering / registered for the rest of the conference.

London Community Day – 29th October

In previous podcasts we’ve talked about the cancellation of the London Community Day, well it’s all back on and taking place in London in Hoxton on 29th October. Again I am attending with podcast mic in hand !

There is a stellar cast of speakers and breakouts and you can register either by meetup.com or Eventbrite.

London Community Day Agenda

14:00 – 15:00 – The State of the Gluster Community – John Mark Walker, Red Hat
15:00 – 16:00 – GlusterFS for SysAdmins – Tom Llewelyn, Red Hat
16:00 – 16:15 – Break
16:15 – 17:00 – Cloud Storage with OpenStack and GlusterFS – Udo Seidel, Amadeus
17:00 – 18:00 – Gluster for Developers – Justin Clift, Red Hat
18:00 – 18:30 – Gluster Forge Demos
18:30 – 19:30 – Happy hour! Drinks and light snacks for everyone

I will be there and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Now go download the podcast. Please. I’m asking nicely.

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VMWorld & Gluster London 2013

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If you’re into Cloud and virtualisation you can’t fail to have noticed that VMWorld is in full flow and heading into it’s final throes at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. We’ve made several announcements there mainly around OpenStack certification and training and also CloudForms which has been a puller to the booth (come see our team at Booth 522). I recorded a podcast last week with Bryan Che, which is indexed below which talks about CloudForms and VMWorld and I am supplementing it with a show I recorded midweek this week.

In the show I also talk about the London Gluster Community day happening at London SouthBank University on September 10th. I mention in the podcast a link to the Eventbrite registration page which you can find here.  I will be there, podcasting, so you could even end up on a show if you come along. I’ll be doing more podcasts on the event in the run up with John Mark Walker so keep your ears peeled. So far we have the following line up for the day itself.

Gluster Community Day Agenda

10:00am – 10:30am – Snacks, introductions, networking

10:00am – 10:30am – The State of the Gluster Community

10:30am – 11:30am – What’s New in GlusterFS 3.4

11:30am – 12:30pm – Adventures in Cloud Storage – Using GlusterFS and OpenStack
– Udo Seidel, Amadeus

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch (on site)

1:30pm – 2:30pm – GlusterFS for SysAdmins – Tom Llewelyn, Red Hat

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Open

3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm – Gluster for Developers

4:45pm – 5:00pm – Closing remarks

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Free-as-in-beer happy hour!

Thanks to John Hardy of Red Hat Cloud BU for the photo above which he sent me overnight taken at the booth, showing lots of VMWorld attendees wearing their Red Hat caps. Got to love a bit of skunk marketing.

 

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Dell In The Clouds – webcast live

I am a panellist alongside Max Cooter from CloudPro, Stephen Spector, David Tait and Tom Callaghan from Dell, Duncan Johnston-Watt from Cloudsoft, Tony Lucas founder of my good friends at Flexiant and other leading bods from industry at Dells Cloud Think Tank at Londons Skyloft on Millbank today.

You can see it webcast live (all on the record folks) by clicking here later this morning from 10am GMT.

Watch out for tweets during the day #FutureCloud.

Updates and maybe a few podcasts (got a mic with me) to follow.

Podcast: London Dev Day + discount code

Exclusive: This doesn’t appear in any of our back catalogue – recorded live with Lyndon and John Mark remotely between Bath in the UK and Westford MA offices of Red Hat – A podcast especially for London Developer Day 2012

London Developer Day is at London South Bank University next week 1st November, am really pumped about it. As of now I am able to offer readers of CloudEvangelist.org a discount of 20% on the cost, there is food laid on, goodies for attendees and you get to hear a lot of the best talent from Gluster, OpenShift, OpenStack (Steven Hardy talking HeatAPI – watch for the podcast we recorded later today when I release it).

IF you are an academic student and you want to attend and you’re in full time education I can offer you unique discount of up to 80% on the entrance price. To put that into context thats two pints of beer and a packet of pork scratchings to be fed get Red Hat goodies, get clothed and change or influence your future career talking to the top developers at Red Hat.

So get down to Eventbrite to register – use the discount code RedHat20 under promo codes. If you’re in education please contact me and I’ll get you an even bigger discount !!

Need more convincing then listen to the podcast that John Mark Walker, Langdon White and myself recorded last night – it’s funny but also very informative talking storage, RHEL development, VMWare, beer and of course urging you to attend London Developer Day.

Red Hat Developer Day London 2012

We’re holding (and I’m helping arrange) a Developer Day to be held in London on 1st November provisionally at London South Bank University. Registration will be mandatory and there will be a registration fee but it’s minimal and includes cool swag and a great day which promises to be one of the most beneficial to developers from the enterprise and Cloud dev arenas.

More info to follow, John Mark Walker and I are recording a podcast this afternoon where we’ll talk more about it and I’ll publish a link to a registration page where people can show interest.

As soon as I have more information I will make sure it’s out in the public domain.