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Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.

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Mark T. Voelker

VMware
OpenStack Architect
Cary, North Carolina
Mark T. Voelker is the OpenStack Architect at VMware, but generally prefers to think of himself as a breadth-first technologist with a flair for distributed systems. Prior to joining VMware in late 2014, Mark spent 11+ years at Cisco Systems, most recently with the Cloud and Virtualization Group/Office of the Cloud CTO. In past lives he has worked as a software engineer and engineering manager designing web applications, automation systems, mobile apps, traffic generators, distributed systems, and more weasely hacks than he can shake a stick at. He also helps design and support the infrastructure running the software he develops, including award-winning SANs, LANs, load balancing, monitoring, hypervisors, and servers. A developer by training, Mark has been enamoured of Open Source since approximately his first exposure to the Internet. He is currently a member of the OpenStack DefCore Committee working to drive greater interoperability between OpenStack Powered clouds. He is a former core developer of the puppet-openstack project, and has generally been involved in the OpenStack community since 2011. In 2013, Mark co-founded the Triangle OpenStack Meetup and grew it’s membership to 270 members in it’s first nine months of existence and around 800 members today. He has a two-digit OpenStack Foundation membership profile number and a large enough collection of OpenStack Summit t-shirts that he rarely has to do laundry. Mark apparently has a penchant for programming languages that start with “P” and has prospered for parts of the past decade penning primarily Python, Perl, and Puppet.

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