OpenStack is a new open source, free of license costs software to build private and public clouds. It might turn the IT industry upside down by replacing well known proprietary solutions and by fostering an ubiquitous, global cloud standard comparable to the internet as we know it today. Please join the OpenStack 101 Google+ Hangout on 06-24-2013 at 8.00 am - 10.15 am GMT by the Australian OpenStack UserGroup. this session is specifically targeted at beginners: Don’t miss the opportunity if you are a student seizing career opportunities in the emerging cloud industry, a professional system administrator or developer willing to take a look under the hood of an emerging, powerful cloud technology.

OpenStack leads the emerging cloud industry

OpenStack was launched jointly by Rackspace and NASA in 2010. It is written in Python, licensed under Apache License 2.0 and managed by the OpenStack Foundation.

OpenStack is supported by a vast community of more than 200 vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Red Hat and VMware as well as by a various startups such as Cloudscaling, Mirantis, Nebula, Piston, SwiftStack - some of which are backed by eight figure US dollar venture capital funds. More than 800 developers are contributing to the code base and 6,000 individual members are backing the initiative.

Join the OpenStack crowd: The door is wide open!

Being entirely open source, OpenStack does not have an entry barrier for students, entrepreneurs or companies from all over the world: Any developer can start contributing code, and any enterprise can join the community and build their business around OpenStack by providing consulting services, software components such as plug ins or by customizing OpenStack for different use cases through specialized distributions. Make the very first step and join the crowd.

Topic & Speaker: An introduction to OpenStack from Martin Paulo

Martin Paulo is a software developer with VeRSI (the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative). At VeRSI Martin has worked on and with the NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources) research cloud: possibly the largest and most complex OpenStack deployment in Australia.

Google+ Hangout:

Freenode IRC: #openstack-community