SOURCE: Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

October 30, 2013 09:00 ET

Piston to Exhibit and Present at the 2013 OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced details of its participation at the OpenStack Summit taking place in Hong Kong, November 5-8, 2013. This year's OpenStack Summit will include speakers, panels and end user sessions for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack. In addition to exhibiting, Piston's participation at the summit includes:

Tuesday, November 5
11:15 - 11:55 a.m.
"OpenStack Neck Beards and Suits Unite!"
Speakers: Joshua McKenty, co-founder and CTO at Piston and Everett Toews, developer advocate at Rackspace
This lighthearted talk will address the cultural divide between the OpenStack developers, systems administrators and business folks, and urges both sides to show each other some love. It will review real use cases/situations and share lessons learned to help overcome organizational barriers to ensure OpenStack projects can be successful.

3:40 - 4:20 p.m.
"Roundtable: Deploying and Upgrading OpenStack"
Panelist: Joshua McKenty, co-founder and CTO at Piston
This roundtable will bring together experts from the various OpenStack projects to share their vision and try to explain why their method is better than the others.

Wednesday, November 6
2:20 - 2:35 p.m.
"Demo Theater: Beyond OpenStack"
Speaker: Shawn Madden, advanced solutions engineer at Piston
This demo will highlight some of the most interesting capabilities of Piston OpenStack™, and explain some of the underlying concepts behind Piston's software.

Friday, November 8
3:10 - 3:50 p.m.
"Culture, Code, Community and Conway: Lessons from OpenStack"
Speaker: Joshua McKenty, co-founder and CTO at Piston
This talk will explore lessons learned from creating a culture and common consensus among a global and continually expanding open source community and how the cloud framework continues to evolve to meet new challenges.

Additional Resources

For more information or to register for the OpenStack Summit, please visit

About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., is the enterprise OpenStack™ company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software for global-scale private cloud, built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable cloud framework. Piston OpenStack™ is a fully automated bare-metal cloud software and the first OpenStack distribution specifically focused on security and easy operation of web-scale private clouds. Piston is based in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Cisco Systems, Inc., Divergent Ventures, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures. Visit Piston online at

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