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Registration now Open for the Open Compute Project U.S. Summit 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015 · Posted by at 11:16 AM

We are excited to announce that we've opened registration for the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2015, which will be held on 10-11 March at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. This event is free and open to the public, but it does require registration.

New this year is a full day of OCP Engineering Workshops that will be held the day before 2015 OCP US Summit at the same venue. This additional event is reflected in the registration options.  

The Open Compute Project is just over three years old, and throughout this past year we have seen an acceleration in the growth of our community with the addition of a new OCP project group, an additional summit, OCP Days and new Foundation staff.  Our summits are two-day conferences packed full of amazing success stories, hands-on participation opportunities, learning experiences and more.

This event will host exciting keynote addresses from industry leaders, technical workshops, and educational tracks where you’ll have the opportunity to help drive the future of open hardware. For the third year in a row, we will also host a software and hardware hackathon at Summit, where anyone who’s interested will be able to hack their own OCP implementations. Registration and more information about the hackathon will be announced later today. 

Registration

Please pay careful attention to your options before you register.  Registration this year contains the following two options:

Option 1 - Engineering Workshop - March 9 + OCP U.S. Summit 2015 - March 10-11  - Choose this option if you are planning on attending BOTH the Engineering workshop on 9 March AND the 2015 OCP US Summit on 10-11 March.  Seats are limited for the Engineering Workshop so if you select this option please make sure you are planning to attend and contribute to the technical discussions.

Option 2 - OCP U.S. Summit ONLY - March 10-11 - Choose this option if you are planning on attending the OCP US Summit ONLY.  Please note there will be engineering workshops in the afternoon on the 10-11 so if you are not an active contributor to the projects and you only want to observe and see what goes on in the workshops please choose this option.

Click here to register. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

These amazing events are only possible through the generous donations of our sponsors. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the summit. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this summit or any of the 2015 engineering workshops, please email Stephanie Loayza, OCP Events Manager, for more information.

For those who would like to know more about how to get involved in OCP before the summit, please contact Amber Graner, OCP Community Manager.

Wondering what you are missing by not attending the previous OCP Summits? The check out our Youtube channel.  What are you waiting for register today!

See you in San Jose!

 

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Have a great idea for innovating data center technologies or want to hack on hardware to seed your company?  Then join us for our third annual hardware hackathon at the upcoming OCP U.S. Summit 2015 being held on March 10-11 in San Jose, California. 

We will have cash prizes to help you seed your initial idea. In addition to the prize money, the Open Compute Foundation is partnering with a team of angel investors and venture capitalists who will work with you to formulate your initial idea into a business plan. 

Winners will present their hacks and receive their prizes on stage during OCP U.S. Summit 2015.

Registering for the hack also registers you for the entire OCP U.S. Summit 2015, so you can register for both events at once. Please see more info on the Summit here: summit.opencompute.org

Hackathon seating is limited to 200 people. Everyone who registers and participates in the OCP U.S. Summit Hackathon will receive a special OCP Hackathon t-shirt. We ask that once you register for the hack, you participate in the entire hack, which will last 8-12 hours over the course of the two-day summit.

The OCP Hardware Hack will consist of 2 tracks;the first track will encompass all active hardware projects under the Open Compute Project; the second track is allows you to hack on hardware that is outside of the existing active OCP projects.

What we will provide:

As in previous hacks we will provide a set of components and tools at the hack.  We encourage you to bring with you any tools (software or hardware) or components that are necessary for your idea.

Things you and your organization will need to do prior to the Hackathon:

  • Determine what you want to accomplish during these 2 days.
  • Determine what additional tools and materials you will need to bring with you.
  • Work through the "ideation" (creative) process of your Hack.

More information on past hackathons can be found here: http://www.opencompute.org/home/SearchForm?Search=Hackathon

Don't forget, register today. Keep Calm and Hack on!  See you in San Jose! 

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Call For Participation: OCP Engineering Workshop and U.S. Summit 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 · Posted by at 3:47 AM

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The OCP U.S. Summit 2015 will be held on 10-11 March 2015.  New this year is a one day OCP Engineering Workshop event which is being held the day before the summit on 9 March 2015.  Both of these events are being held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California and registration is now open.

Attendees to the OCP summits come from the technology, finance, government, and consulting sectors and represent a wide audience from engineers to senior executives.

Do you want to help shape the future of OCP and influence the next generation data center? If so, we have the following opportunities for participation available:

  • Keynotes
  • Executive Sessions
  • Engineering Workshop Sessions -Tracks for for the Engineering Workshops include:
    • Certification
    • Data Center
    • Hardware Management
    • HPC
    • Networking
    • Open Rack
    • Server
    • Storage
    • Telcos/Comms
  • Sponsorships (Exhibitors and Sponsored Talks)  - See sponsorship opportunities and sponsorship agreement PDFs. Deadline for all sponsorships is 23 January 2015.  If you have questions about sponsorship opportunities please email sponsor@opencompute.org.


Abstracts must be submitted by 6 February 2015 and speakers will be notified by 13 February 2015. If your talk is accepted a slide template and instructions will be sent to you. Slides must be submitted for review no later than 2 March 2015.  Please note, the Foundation reserves the right cancel any talks which the slides are not received by the deadline above or which do not use the required OCP template.

If you would like to participate in any of the above listed areas for the OCP Engineering Workshop event or the OCP U.S. Summit 2015 please take a moment to fill out the webform.

 

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Registration for the OCP US Summit 2015 is now open. Don’t forget to register today.

Are you driven by your passion for open source?  Are you excited about being part of a community that applies the principles and philosophies traditionally found in open source software to open hardware?  Are you interested in any or all Data Center technologies? Maybe you are just curious to see what Facebook, Microsoft, Rackspace, Intel, Goldman Sachs and other members have been up to since the last Open Compute Project (OCP) summit?

Registration

No matter what your motivation is we want you to join us, the OCP Foundation, and other industry thought leaders at the upcoming OCP US Summit 2015 on 10-11 March at the San Jose Convention center in San Jose, California. Registration ends on 27 February, so don’t forget, register today.

We will have an exciting line up of keynote, executive track and engineering workshop speakers for you.  Topics you can expect to hear about include: Data Center, Certification, Hardware Management, HPC, Networking, Open Rack, Server, Storage, Telco/Comms. The expo floor will be filled with booths representing all areas of participation across our community.  Come see OCP hardware and those who are making it, selling it and adopting it.  

Call for Participation

The call for participation is open still open until 6 February. Do you have a great adoption story?  Do you have a story around the cool ways you or your organization is using OCP hardware or innovating on top of it?  Are you involved in one of the OCP Projects and you’re now ready to submit a specification or design and want to present that to the community?  Then take a moment and submit a talk.  We will be letting all those who submitted a talk know the status of their submission and will post the schedule the week of 18 February.

Hackathon

Are you a hacker at heart? Have a great idea for innovating data center technologies or want to hack on hardware to seed your company? The OCP Hardware Hack will consist of 2 tracks;the first track will encompass all active hardware projects under the Open Compute Project; the second track is allows you to hack on hardware that is outside of the existing active OCP projects.  More information about the Hackathon can be found here. Get your team together and register today!

Engineering Workshop

While there will be Engineering Workshop sessions as part of the OCP US Summit 15 event, new this year is a separate OCP Engineering Workshop day which is being held on 9 March at the San Jose Convention Center.  Space is very limited for this event and currently the workshop shop on 9 March is sold out. If you are on the waitlist for the Engineering workshop we will let you know your status by 18 February.  We are working on making remote participation available and will publish information on this option as we get closer to the event.

Thank you to our sponsors

The Foundation would like to thank all those who support and sponsor our summits. These events are only possibly by the generous donations of our sponsors, members, and community.  

We’d like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring the OCP US Summit 15 event.

  • Titanium: Intel
  • Platinum: HP, Hyve, Microsoft
  • Gold: Stack Velocity
  • Silver: Amax, Applied Micro, Cavium, Cisco, Emerson, HGST, Panasonic, Penguin, Quanta (QCT), Schneider Electric, Wiwynn, Western Digitial
  • Bronze: ARM, Edge-Core, Goldman Sachs, Micron, Mellanox, Toshiba
  • Startups: Big Switch, Cumulus Networks, Edison DC Systems, Horizon, Nodeprime, Pica8, Pluribus Networks, Scality
  • Non-Profits: Linaro, OpenPower
  • Others: Rosendin Electric, ZT Systems

If you are interested in sponsoring the OCP US Summit 15 there are still some opportunities available. Click here to find out more.

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)6 organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source software to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation to hardware design and engineering in, near or around data center technologies.

For more information on how to get involved in OCP go to: http://www.opencompute.org/community/get-involved/

 

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