OpenStack Workshop at SUNY Albany Open Source Festival 2014

UAlbany’s Student Chapter of ASIS&T Presents

Open Source Festival Workshops


As part of the 4th Open Source Festival at SUNY Albany, the following workshop will take place on Friday March 28th:


Getting Started With the OpenStack Cloud


Where: SUNY Albany, Business Building:   Room BB0209

When: Friday March 28, 20149 am - 12 pm


Workshop Overview:

OpenStack continues to grow exponentially as the de facto standard for open source Cloud platforms.  But how can someone quickly get started with learning this exciting new technology?  This workshop will walk participants through an overview of the OpenStack components and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack.  Then to demonstrate the capabilities of OpenStack, we will guide participants through the OpenStack portal and give everyone an opportunity to launch cloud computing resources from their own laptop.


Workshop Leaders:

Kenneth Hui is a Cloud Architect/Evangelist with Rackspace focused on the Rackspace Private Cloud .  His passion is to help IT become partners to their internal and external customers. The tools he work with to accomplish this include Hybrid Cloud Computing and Automation. His responsibilities at Rackspace include helping to drive adoption of OpenStack as the Cloud Platform of choice. Ken blogs about Cloud Computing, OpenStack, and VMware at and at He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.


Matt Dorn is a Cloud Technology Instructor with Rackspace focused on helping IT teams around the world build private clouds with OpenStack.  He understands that many feel a great deal of intimidation when approaching open source projects and is fanatical about providing an easy to understand learning path that makes OpenStack accessible and fun.  His experience includes being a part of a 4-person hosting startup in Philadelphia to a leadership position for Dell’s Cloud Services team.  Matt blogs about OpenStack at