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Open@Citrix at OSCON – Activities, Open Source Cloud Poker Party, Prizes and So Much More!


Open@Citrix Booth

Citrix supports open source to power its cloud and mobility solutions. As Platinum sponsor of the Apache CloudStack and a Gold Member of the Linux Foundation, Citrix sponsors numerous open source initiatives. Open@Citrix's primary projects are:

Apache CloudStack: an Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud computing platform.

- Xen Project: the virtualization collaboration project with Google, Intel, Amazon and others hosted by the Linux Foundation.

- OpenDaylight: an open source software-defined networking controller to increase agility of operations in the cloud.

- XenServer: Citrix's own open source project that leverages the Xen Project's hypervisor and XAPI projects to deliver a turnkey virtualization platform.

At OSCON, you can learn more and find out how to contribute by visiting the Open@Citrix booth in the expo hall. There will be four pods and all of the open source projects (listed above) along with their members to give an overview and answer questions. Visit the Open@Citrix booth in the Expo Hall (booth#601).

After making your way around the pods – sit back, relax and play in the Xbox lounge at the booth! Decked out with two couches, two flat screens and two Xbox 360s – you’ll never want to leave :)

The Xen Project’s 10th Birthday Celebration & Raffle during the Booth Crawl

Come celebrate The Xen Project’s 10th birthday at the Open@Citrix booth. Xen Project Birthday cupcakes and beer will be served. These are not your ordinary cupcakes – the back of each cupcake flag has a raffle number on it! The raffle winners will be announced at 6:45pm.

Raffle prize winners will receive:

1st prize: Samsung Chromebook

2nd prize: Samsung Chromebook

3rd prize: Raspberry Pi + Advanced Bundle

4th prize: Raspberry Pi + Advanced Bundle

5th prize: Raspberry Pi + Advanced Bundle

When: Wednesday, July 24th 5:40pm – 7:00pm

Where: Expo Hall

2nd Annual Open Source Cloud Poker Party – sponsored by Citrix

Open@Citrix is sponsoring a night of poker, live music, pool tables, cocktails, beer and hors d'oeuvres. For one night only, OSCON’s Foyer will be transformed into Portland’s only poker room complete with professional dealers. You'll be playing poker above the city lights with a perfect view of the city.

The Open Source Cloud Poker party is being co-hosted by a number of open source projects that help make open source cloud computing possible. Take the opportunity to join members from the Apache CloudStack, The Xen Project, Ceph, Gluster, Fedora, Open Shift, Inktank / Ceph, Basho, OpenDaylight, BitNami, Eucalyptus and many others.

We’ll also be giving prizes for the top chip winners of the night and the prizes are pure geeky gold!

1st prize: Chromebook Pixel  

2nd prize: Samsung Chromebook

3rd prize: Samsung Chromebook

When: Wednesday, July 24th 9:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: Portland Ballroom Foyer

See pictures from the 1st Open Source Cloud Poker Party

Talks You Won’t Want to Miss

The Hitchiker’s Guide to Open Source Cloud Computing by Mark Hinkle

Attend this talk understand the current state of open source cloud computing. This talk will cover infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and developments in big data and how to more effectively deploy and manage open source flavors of these technologies.

When: 1:40pm Wednesday, 07/24/2013

Where: F150

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Software Defined Networking: Adding Network Agility to the Cloud by Sebastien Goasguen

We will discuss how project Daylight, project Floodlight and quantum bring together software defined networking and clouds.

When: 10:40am Wednesday, 07/24/2013

Where: E141

For more details, please visit:

Stage 2 Management Systems | Building A Foundation For Flexible Service Delivery by Kelcey Damage

The presentation will discuss the building of a management system for the services and application layer of a cloud-application infrastructure.

When: 10:40am Thursday, 07/25/2013

Where: E141

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Case Study: What to do when your project outgrows your company by Lars Kurth

To succeed in a world of increased competition, open source projects need to deploy many tools including community management, marketing, governance and tooling. We will show, using Xen as a case study, what happens when a project fails to do this well, and demonstrate how a it can recover from past mistakes through good change management.

When: 10:00am Friday, 07/26/2013

Where: E144

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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.