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3rd Annual Open Cloud Poker Party at OSCON 2014!

Congrats again to last year's winners of the pure geeky gold prizes! We had three lucky winners who proudly took home Google Chromebook Pixels. Best of luck goes to those who play in the open cloud poker tournament this year! The winners this year will take home:

1st prize: Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch)

2nd prize: Samsung Chromebook 2 (11.6-inch)

3rd prize: Samsung Chromebook 2 (11.6-inch)

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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. Join the fun on Tuesday, July 22nd from 8:30pm - 12:00am!

The Open Cloud Poker party is being co-hosted by a number of open source projects that help make open source cloud computing possible.

Not planning on joining the poker tournament? Come anyways! There will be classic arcade games such as Space Invaders and Pacman, pool table, plenty of beer, hors d'oeuvres and a live band.

Open Cloud Lounge & Cupcakes

If you need a spot to hangout and want to enjoy delicious cupcakes then head over to the Open@Citrix Open Cloud Lounge at OSCON (booth #601). The lounge will not only have cupcakes but also comfy beanbags for you to relax on.

Make sure to visit the cupcake bar in the booth during the Expo Hall Reception on Monday, July 21st 5pm-6pm and Booth Crawl on Tuesday, July 22nd 5:40pm-7:00pm. Members of the Xen Project community and Apache CloudStack community will be there to hand out awesome t-shirts and swag!

Get your Copy! 60 Cloud Recipes for Apache CloudStack by Sebastien Goasguen

Grab your free copy of the early release version of 60 Cloud Recipes for Apache CloudStack by Sebastien Goasguen. Each book will contain a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook 2!

When will the books be given away?

Monday, July 21st at 1:30pm - 5:30pm: Hands-on CloudStack Ecosystem Tutorial by Sebastien Goasguen (30 copies will be given away)

Monday, July 21st at 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Open@Citrix booth #601 (30 copies will be given away at the booth)

Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:00pm: Book signing by Sebastien Goasguen at the O'Reilly booth (25 copies will be signed and given away)

Raffle Drawing: The drawing will be held on Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Open@Citrix booth #601

A Hands-on Tutorial and Speaking Sessions You Won't Want to Miss

Hands-on CloudStack Ecosystem tutorial by Sebastien Goasguen
Monday, July 21st at 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Building a cloud is one part of the equation. To get work done with a cloud you will need a solid ecosystem that goes with it. Attend a hands-on CloudStack Ecosystem tutorial based on Exobook, where you'll get to dive into exploring tools such as cloudmonkey, Apache Libcloud, ec2stack and Ansible. Learn more!

Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing by Mark Hinkle
Tuesday July 22nd at 11:30am –12:10pm

This crash course is designed to give an overview of cloud computing architecture and the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment.Topics to be discussed in this session will include virtualization (KVM, LXC and Xen Project), orchestration (Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Open Nebula and OpenStack) and storage (GlusterFS, Ceph and others). The talk will also provide insight into how to deliver Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and what technologies can be used to compliment this evolving cloud computing paradigm.

Understanding Hypervisor Selection in Apache CloudStack by Tim Mackey
Wednesday, July 23rd at 2:30pm –3:10pm

In this session we'll take a fairly deep look at key areas such as networking and storage, and map the capabilities of each hypervisor into CloudStack features. Attendees will learn how to build a single hypervisor based cloud using the hypervisor of their choice, and how to successfully extend that cloud to utilize multiple hypervisors.

The Enterprise Challenge for Cloud Computing by David Nalley
Monday, July 21st, at 9:45am (Open Cloud Day)
Community War Stories : Squaring the Circle between Business and Community by Lars Kurth
Tuesday, July 22nd at 5:00pm
Open Source has won! Today, most open source developers or users work for commercial entities and more and more companies use open source. Yet open source communities are still about the people, not the companies employing them. This leads to never-ending tension on the boundary between business and community, which only the most successful community leaders manage well.

In this talk we will look at some of the basic dynamics playing out in open source communities and introduce some mental models explaining them. We will look at the Open Source Flywheel (inspired by Walton's Productivity Loop and the Bezos Flywheel) and the Open Source Community Funnel (inspired by Sales Funnels) to explain them.

Community War Stories : Squaring the Circle between Business and Community by Lars Kurth
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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.