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Tuesday, May 19 • 11:15am - 11:55am
Is it time to have more than just Python in OpenStack?

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Since the beginning of OpenStack, there has been an explicit policy to have OpenStack be only in Python - and by "Python," we mean "CPython 2." But the world has moved on. Many well-regarded services are implemented in Java (e.g. Cassandra, Zookeeper, Kafka) and others are implemented in Go (e.g. Docker, etcd, others). Even Python has moved on, with all new effort focused on Python 3. This talk brings together a panel of people talking about experiences implementing OpenStack services or interfaces with Python 3, Java/Jython, or Go. Is it time to change the policy?

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Jim Baker

Senior Software Developer, Rackspace
Jim is a core developer of Jython; co-author of the Definitive Guide to Jython; senior software developer at Rackspace; lecturer in computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a fellow of the Python Software Foundation.
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Brian Curtin

Software Developer, Rackspace
I'm a Software Developer at Rackspace on the Developer Experience Team, working on Python related tools to enable users to interact with OpenStack clouds. My current focus is on building up the OpenStack SDK project, to provide an improved experience to consumers of OpenStack clouds. I'm also a director of the Python Software Foundation, a core developer of CPython, and organizer of PyCon. 
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Van Lindberg

VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace
I've worked professionally as an engineer, as a lawyer, and as an executive. Right now I have a dual legal/technical role at Rackspace, and have worked out of both legal and the Office of the CTO. Day-to-day, I lead Rackspace's Intellectual Property program, I lobby for patent reform, and I run Rackspace's technical leadership corps. In the community, I am chairman of the Python Software Foundation and an OpenStack board member.

Scott Simpson

Director of Engineering, Rackspace
Scott Simpson is Director of Engineering for Rackspace’s Cloud Storage products. He began his career as a software developer working on eCommerce systems during the dotcom era. Scott has worked at Rackspace for 9 years. Rackspace Cloud Storage includes products based on Openstack Swift, Cinder, and Manila. Scott spends his free time with his family, playing with electronics, amateur radio, and making beer.

Tuesday May 19, 2015 11:15am - 11:55am
Room 116/117

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