May 13, 2014
by Evan Powell
Yesterday, the first day of the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, was a great day for StackStorm and for the community. It was a pretty special day for me personally too.
First – the community. I appeared on theCube in which John Furrier and Stuart Miniman asked me to share some thoughts on the OpenStack community. I admit – I’ve run the tape back. On the whole I hope I hit the right balance.
Here’s my gripes:
Well, that felt pretty good. Here is what I love about OpenStack (the quick version):
There is much more to love about OpenStack. Keep in mind that it is more of a community and a movement – part of the even broader DevOps community – than it is a product or a project. I riffed on that theme when offering advice to fellow entrepreneurs in theCube interview as well.
Final point regarding day one: It was excellent and slightly bittersweet to see many Nexentians (Nexenta employees) at the Summit. Anybody who has helped lead anything that achieves something knows – we owe every bit of success to those that worked hard and smart often despite all sorts of challenges including, in our case, massive competitors and some self inflicted wounds. I’m looking forward to seeing more current and past Nexentians today – I’m really proud to see them thriving.
StackStorm is exhibiting in Booth E26 (behind Ubuntu) at OpenStack the rest of today and tomorrow. Please stop by and say hi!