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Tuesday, May 24 • 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Cloud Foundry in the Community - Moderated by Stormy Peters; Kim Bannerman, IBM; Mark Carlson, ECS Team; Daniel Krook, IBM; Paula Kennedy, Pivotal & Bridget Kromhout, Pivotal

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Cloud Foundry is more than an open source platform; it’s a growing community! In the past two years, our community has grown by leaps and bounds as a result of very passionate and dedicated people as well as crucial community tools like GitHub, IRC, Slack, and Twitter. These meetups foster a collaborative, inclusive environment focused on new releases, best practices, and how customers are using Cloud Foundry. Come meet Cloud Foundry organizer for Seattle and Atlanta Kim Bannerman of IBM, Denver organizer Mark Carlson of ECS Team, London organizer Paula Kennedy of Cloud Credo/Pivotal, and New York organizer Daniel Krook of IBM along with frequent speaker and community leader Bridget Kromhout of Pivotal. Moderated by Stormy Peters, VP of Evangelism for Cloud Foundry Foundation.

The panel will discuss lessons learned, what 2016 looks like for the Cloud Foundry community, and how they have managed to grow and nurture this vibrant community. Learn best practices and tips and tricks for starting meetups in your area and retaining your devoted Cloud Foundry followers.

Moderators
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Stormy Peters

Cloud Foundry Foundation

Speakers
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Kim Bannerman

Director, Technical Advocacy - Office of the CTO, IBM
Kim Bannerman leads the Technical Advocacy & Community team inside the Office of the CTO at IBM Blue Box. Kim has over a decade of experience in the tech industry working with enterprise customers. Prior to joining Blue Box, she was the Director of Evangelism Programs inside the ISV Partner Ecosystem at CenturyLink Cloud. | | Kim is passionate about open source and the open source community. She co-founded the Atlanta Hadoop Users Group in... Read More →
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Mark Carlson

ECS Team, CTO
Mark Carlson is the CTO for ECS Team, a regional systems integrator providing cloud platform implementation and cloud-native development services in North America. Mr. Carlson is fascinated by the behavior or large enterprises as they attempt to radically improve their ability to deliver innovative solutions in a cadence that matches the needs of the business. Mark began his career with a "Big 4" consulting firm then pursued a series of... Read More →
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Paula Kennedy

Director, Business Operations, Pivotal
Paula joined Pivotal in 2015 as Director of Business Operations, EMEA Services and is focused on working together with clients to drive innovation, disruption and transformation. She was previously Chief Operating Officer and cofounder of CloudCredo and has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. Paula is passionate about community, diversity and inclusion, and has a range of speaking experience, including Cloud Foundry Summits in Santa... Read More →
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Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years in site reliability operations (most recently at DramaFever), she traded in oncall for more travel. A frequent speaker at tech conferences, she helps organize the AWS and devops meetups at home in Minneapolis, serves on the program... Read More →
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Daniel Krook

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Daniel Krook works with customers and the community to create first of a kind cloud solutions based on the OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker, and OpenWhisk open source projects. Most recently he has been building bots and IoT prototypes backed by serverless, event-driven cloud architectures. He often speaks about cloud technologies at conferences and frequently organizes meetups in New York City.


Tuesday May 24, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom EF

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