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From "Musayev, Ilya" <>
Subject RE: CloudStack NYC User Group - hands on marketing
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:54:05 GMT

I think we can do without your personal laptop unless you would like to offer it as a sacrifice
to thy almighty :)

Unless something happens that is beyond my control, as it stands, we have plenty of lab gear
- very beefy servers and we have space to accommodate about 100+ people.

In regards to continued events, I have no objections - but I cant really say what will happen
6 months from now and who will be my employer than - that is why - we need several organizers
in each metropolitan area who take turns and help out.

CloudStack is getting very feature rich, so we should probably demo different integration
components like NetScaler, F5, DRBD, etc...

This list below is only a draft, we will discuss this when we meet next month in greater details.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kelly Hair [] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: CloudStack NYC User Group - hands on marketing

Hey Ilya,

Really appreciate your actions & thought process. Regarding having joint ventures, to
clarify: do you mean to present in each others Meetup?
Definitely agree on that.  Some areas of interest outside of Chef/Configuration Management
could be Object Stores, SDNs, DR/BC, Monitoring and Capacity Management.  These are all hot
areas and different companies are integrating their solutions into CloudStack.

Also, it's really important to have, as you've laid out below, a number of meetups planned.
 Then, once planned, having the events held on a regular monthly. The worst thing possible
is to have a meetup every 2nd..4th.. Or 8th month.  I've been in a few of those types of meetups
and find myself losing interest quickly.

Regarding hands on - the question that comes up is: what kit?  I can check around to see if
we have some lab facilities that can be used.  I don't
know what options are available at this time҆   I do have a personal beefy
laptop (i7-3820QM w/ 32GB RAM) with VMware Workstation 9 that could be used as a mobile nested
server.  Figure I should offer up something if I'm replying :)


On 2/21/13 1:13 PM, "Musayev, Ilya" <> wrote:

>So overnight, it looks like we almost tripled our NYC group size, going 
>from 19 to 55  - I expect to hit 60+ today :)
>The numbers will really go up when we schedule an actual meetup as we 
>can use the help of NYLUG and other tech meetups to promote.
>I've also reached out to several organizers that I met in past from 
>other tech meetups in NYC and some of them are open to a joint venture (i.e.
>CloudStack and Chef)
>I'm creating a set of polls on meetup to better understand where the 
>NYC user base stands to better focus and drive the future events.
>Here is what I propose our first and consequent meet ups should be - 
>open to revisions and discussion - I would like to keep them hands on - 
>and if possible, record the sessions..
>MeetUp 1 - CloudStack Intro - 2 hour event CloudStack Overview 4.0 - 30 
>minutes Installing CS walk through - 10 minutes Add VmWare and KVM 
>Cluster - basic networking - 30 minutes Whats new in 4.1 and 4.2 
>Questions and Answers
>MeetUp 2 - CloudStack in Corp Env - 2 hour CloudStack Corporate Use 
>Case - Advanced Network Layout - hands on demo Creat Linux CloudStack 
>OS Templates, cloud-init and Chef integration (involve Chef NYC user 
>group) How CloudStack is used in Company X - Show Case WebMD setup 
>Questions and Answers
>MeetUp 3 - CloudStack in Hosting Env - Create your own AWS like cloud 
>with EC2 and S3 - 2 hour event
>                CloudStack with Security Groups and Advanced Network
>                CloudStack and EC2 API integration
>                CloudStack and OpenSwift for S3
>                How CloudStack is used in Company X - Show Case Hosting 
>Company Setup or WebMD HealthCloud Setup
>                Questions and Answers
>MeetUp 3 - CloudStack IaaS and OpenShift or Cloudify PaaS and 
>IronFoundry PaaS - a joint venture
>As mentioned earlier, open for discussion, your input is welcome.

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