Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project Foundation will host a series of engineering workshops in 2015 to build and grow the OCP community.  The goals of these workshops include:

  • Increase community participation and stickiness.

  • Increase the OCP technology portfolio; depth and breadth of specifications and charters.

  • Drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications.

  • Solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process, naming conventions.

  • Take into account/understand the suppliers needs and OCP partners needs

  • Implementation of OCP’s legal framework (CLA and OCPHLs).

  • Building out/addressing technologies for new sectors.

The OCP Engineering Workshops are working sessions that are meant to be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation.  These Engineering Workshops are designed to encourage, empower, and inspire the OCP community to communicate, collaborate and contribute! These events are free to the public, but do require registration. Attending an OCP Engineering Workshop counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement. Those organizations who sponsor an OCP Engineering Workshop will be credited with a percentage of their sponsorship toward their tiered membership money requirement.

This Engineering Workshop will focus on the Community Building, Compliance & Interoperability, Hardware Management, Networking and Open Rack projects. Register today.

Registration

This is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register HERE.

Agenda

Time

Event

Room

8:00a - 9:00a

Registration/Breakfast

14th Floor

9:00a - 10:30a

Welcome

Fidelity Talk

Highlight Talk

14th Floor - Auditoriums Y&Z

10:30a - 10:45a

Coffee Break

 

10:45a - 12:00p

Joint Topics

14th Floor - Auditoriums Y&Z

12:00p - 1:00p

Lunch

 

1:00p - 5:00p

Breakouts

  • Community Building

  • Compliance & Interoperability

  • Hardware Management

  • Networking

  • Open Rack

TBD

Venue

Fidelity Investments - Boston

245 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

The Foundation would like to thank Fidelity for sponsoring and hosting this event.

Travel

Airport - Boston Logan International (BOS)

Hotels

Room Block - Book by Friday, September 25

  • Seaport Hotel - 0.8 mile $299/night special rate; book HERE or call 877-SEAPORT and ask for the Open Compute Project Foundation room block rate

Other Nearby Hotels

 

Looking for ways to get involved in OCP? Register today.  See you in Boston!

 




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New leadership on the OCP Foundation board

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 · Posted by at 5:47 AM

The OCP Foundation board of directors meets every quarter to review the progress of the community and our direction and goals for the coming quarters. Once every four quarters, these meetings also include the nomination and election of board leadership for the upcoming year.

At this quarter’s meeting -- which was held on Sept. 10, at the Goldman Sachs offices in New York -- the board discussed a new approach to selecting its leadership and settled on an annual rotation among the member companies who serve on the board: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Microsoft, and Rackspace. Our hope is that this new approach will allow for each of these companies to bring their unique experiences and perspectives to bear on the work we’re all doing together.

With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that Jason Taylor, vice president of infrastructure at Facebook, will serve as the president and chairman of the OCP Foundation board of directors from October 2015 to October 2016. In his role at Facebook, Jason leads the teams responsible for hardware engineering, server budget and allocation, technical program management, architecture reviews, and long-term infrastructure planning. He has been an active OCP board member since 2014.  

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In his new role with the board, Jason succeeds his former Facebook colleague Frank Frankovsky, who led the board since the foundation was created in late 2011. We want to thank Frank for his leadership, his vision, and all the other contributions he has made to OCP over the years, and we are happy to share that he will remain an engaged member of the OCP Foundation board and the community as a whole.

We’re excited about this new direction for board leadership, and about the future we’re building together as a community. Please join us in thanking Frank and welcoming Jason!

Looking to get involved with OCP? Find out more here.

 

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