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Happy Belated Birthday, OpenStack!

Open Stack 3rd Birthday Sticker

If you want to know what's hot in the software world these days, you've got to look to the crowd and the cloud.  OpenStack is a hugely successful open source cloud operating system, originally created by Rackspace and the The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), back in 2010.

The goal?

To enable any organization regardless of size to create and offer cloud computing services running on standardized hardware.

The OpenStack Foundation followed in 2012 and the efforts took off. In a mere three years, the worldwide OpenStack community has grown to include more than 10,500 people in over 120 countries. That's stratospheric! We recently printed these awesome custom stickers to commemorate OpenStack's third birthday.

This video from Rackspace provides a great introduction to the platform ...

Ready to immerse yourself in the world of open source cloud computing? Hop over to your favorite travel site and book a flight! The OpenStack Summit will be held from November 5-8 in Hong Kong, at the Asia World-Expo.

Open Source Bridge

Open Source Bridge does computer nerds the world over a solid by "connecting developers across projects, languages, and backgrounds."
Open Source Bridge is a conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way.

For the uninitiated, open source is a philosophy that says the best way to build software is to share and collaborate (super-simplified version, we admit...go a little deeper if you're interested).

In keeping, OSB's events are run by volunteers, feature participant-driven content, and allow hackers to brainspin to their heart's content. Check out their annual conference, which is June 21-24 in the lovely town of Portland, Oregon. Geek paradise!