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From Sebastien Goasguen <>
Subject Re: Establish Cloudstack User Group in Turkey
Date Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:11:39 GMT

On Nov 22, 2013, at 5:30 PM, Vahric Muhtaryan <> wrote:

> I got all thanks 
> Now we have to prepare for such meetings , we have a plans and first we
> will start via friends, colleagues , twitter and linkedin find and invite
> the people 
> In two months we will fill the Turkish web site with apache cloudstack
> articles 
> Then will prepare some small events
> After we sure that we can touch enough people then we will have a big
> session with audience
> Here we will request your help , i guess you can help us to support our
> meetings like send some guys who have deep knowledge , like to give
> t-shorts of cloudstack or like that
> Now its to early to talk but we will try to reach enough people and start
> the meetings in first quarter of 2014

Vahric, I will be happy to fly over to Istanbul for one of your meet ups.
Check for interesting content.


> Regards
> VM 
> On 22/11/13 23:48, "Karen Vuong" <> wrote:
>> Hi Vahric, 
>> In addition to Radhika's advice of having regular meetups, it also helps
>> to ask the audience for their feedback on the session and what they would
>> like to see at future meetups. John Kinsella does a great job by doing
>> this with our CloudStack Bay Area Users Group. He will usually ask the
>> audience after the meetup by giving them the opportunity to raise their
>> hands and give us their feedback. Another way is to post the question on
>> the discussion board of your meetup group.
>> I also found that sending reminders of an upcoming meetup to your members
>> is helpful. With the busy schedules of attendees, many of them can easily
>> forget :) 
>> We started off with an Intro to CloudStack meetup
>> (
>> /), then led into storage and a hands-on hacking session (which was very
>> popular). You'll need at least 3-4 people running around the room
>> answering their questions and giving advice during this session.
>> We hold regular meetups every 45 days or so and if you have one
>> scheduled, feel free to email this list with a link to your upcoming
>> CloudStack meetup so that community members with credentials to the
>> Apache CloudStack social media channels can promote.
>> One other idea is to take pictures of your meetups and post them in the
>> photos section of your meetup group. I think members love seeing the
>> action and it creates an inviting feel to new members.
>> Hope this helps! There's still a lot for us to learn as well but it's
>> quite fun and you will start seeing repeat attendees and getting to know
>> them :) 
>> Best regards, 
>> Karen
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kelly Hair 
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:44 AM
>> To:; Karen Vuong
>> Subject: Re: Establish Cloudstack User Group in Turkey
>> Karen - in addition to Radhika┬╣s excellent advice, do you have anything
>> to share?  
>> Also, for the list, what materials can be shared to help the Turkish
>> group get off the ground?
>> On 11/19/13, 12:00 AM, "Radhika Puthiyetath"
>> <> wrote:
>>> Awesome !
>>> To start with, go ahead and create a user group, similar to
>>> Invite CloudStack enthusiasts for talks. Have regular Meetups. Simple.
>>> You can also track the CloudStack events at
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Vahric Muhtaryan []
>>> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:39 PM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Establish Cloudstack User Group in Turkey
>>> Hello Kelly and Harm ,
>>> We are looking for establish Cloudstack User Group in Turkey.
>>> Now myself and my colleague Mehmet Mart, working on Apache Cloud Stack
>>> for how to implement it on our environment.
>>> We are woking on DorukNET and its the biggest service
>>> provider and first cloud implementer in Turkey with Hyper-v and first
>>> vCloud Powered Certified DC in Turkey.
>>> Now also we want to open to open world.
>>> We have an options like openstack but because of Mehmets have citrix
>>> background and i like the apache project focused on cloudstack When we
>>> work on we start to think about how we can introduce ACS in Turkey, we
>>> would like to establish VMUG similar user group here.
>>> Because of we are working on ISP we have  a good relations with Netapp
>>> , Juniper , IBM , F5 and we also want to see all this plugins
>>> functionality with ACS Also start to write something in my blog because
>>> when you search something about cloudstack mostly cloudstack owen
>>> documents appearing and we believe to create more articles on our
>>> blogs.
>>> Now we would like to learn can we establish such thing in Turkey ? What
>>> is the requirement and how you can help us to improve it.
>>> Regards
>>> Vahric Muhtaryan

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