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Want to build a cloud? Learn how at the Build a Cloud Workshop on May 10th in San Francisco.

Interested in building elastic, scalable and profitable open source clouds? Join Citrix for free day of learning, best practices and industry insights at the Build a Cloud Workshop in San Francisco, CA on May 10, 2012.  This free one-day workshop is held alongside with Citrix Synergy 2012 and includes a pass to the Synergy Keynote and Solutions Expo. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the cloud building as well as the challenges and successes of delivering cloud services.

  • Learn how to build an open source cloud with solutions from Citrix CloudStack, Canonical, RightScale, Zenoss and
  • Network with peers, industry experts and solution providers at the CloudStack Community Reception

The Build a Cloud Workshop is held at the Westin Market Street (Metropolitan Ballroom 1 and 2, 2nd Floor) located at 50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Click here to learn more and register.

Build a Cloud Workshop Agenda

8:30 – 1:00 Optional            Free admission to the Synergy Keynote,Synergy Solutions Expo and lunch

1:00 – 2:00                           Introduction to Cloud Computing Mark Hinkle, Sr. Director Cloud Community

2:00 – 3:00                           Virtualization in the Cloud Lars Kurth, Community Manager

3:00 – 4:00                           Building the Operating System for the Cloud Kyle McDonald, Canonical

4:00 – 5:00                           Delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service David Nalley, CloudStack Community Manager

5:00 – 5:30                           Tools for Managing Cloud Infrastructure Partner-led, RightScale

5:30 – 6:00                           Tools for Monitoring your Cloud Partner-led, Zenoss

6:00 – 6:30                           Close & Wrap-up Mark Hinkle, Sr. Director Cloud Computing Community

6:30 – 8:00                           Reception hosted by CloudStack Community Pavilion sponsors


Free Admission and Lunch at Citrix Synergy

All Build a Cloud Workshop attendees are also invited to attend Citrix Synergy before the workshop. In order to attend the optional Synergy activities, you must complete the Synergy registration using offer code CLDMTGS.

1) Go to the Synergy registration site

2) Select Begin Registration

3) Select Solutions Expo Pass on Thursday, May 10, 2012 (Including Community Build a Cloud Workshop Attendees)

4) Use the registration code: CLDMTGS

5) Complete your registration

Citrix Synergy is held at the Moscone West Convention Center at 800 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. The Moscone Convention Center is located across the street from the Build a Cloud Workshop at the Westin.

Synergy Morning Agenda

8:30 – 10:30                  Synergy Keynote at the Moscone Convention Center where Mark Templeton, president        and CEO of Citrix, and Sameer Dholakia, General Manager, will discuss Citrix’s cloud strategy and Citrix’s participation in the Apache Software Foundation.

10:30 – 12:00                Networking / Free Time

12:00 – 1:00                  Synergy Solutions Expo (includes lunch). Eat lunch while visiting the Synergy Solutions Expo and the CloudStack Community Pavilion.

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.