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All CloudStack Collaboration Conference attendees are invited to participate in events taking place on Wednesday, November 19th. There is no additional fee to attend any of the events below; simply add your selected options to your registration form to reserve your seat. Space is limited so be sure to add these to your CloudStack Collaboration Conference registraiton.


ShapeBlue CloudStack Bootcamp

This fast paced hands-on course will give you the core skills needed to build and operate your CloudStack™ cloud. Our instructors all have real-world CloudStack™ implementation experience and are regular contributors to the Apache CloudStack™ project. The course is a combination of instructor led learning and hands-on labs and is a cut-down version of ShapeBlue’s commercially available CloudStack bootcamp course.

Delegate Experience and Technical Ability
Students should have the following skills in order to attend this course: 

  • Experience using the Linux CLI
  • General experience of networking and visualization 

Laptop Requirements 
To participate in our hands-on labs, we ask students to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements: 

  • Windows, MAC or Linux Laptop
  • 4GB RAM (8GB preferred)
  • 30 GB Free Disk Space
  • x64 Architecture with Hardware Virtualisation enabled
  • 64Bit OS
  • Web Browser – IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox are suitable
  • Latest version of Oracle VirtualBox
  • SSH client such as Putty, Cygwin or native OSX Terminal are all suitable
  • A PDF reader for displaying the lab guides
  • Free of any Corporate IT Polices which would prevent any of the above functioning correctly


Championing CloudStack Development with Tools - Rohit Yadav, ShapeBlue

We the CloudStack developers are hackers and artists. A good artist invests good time on his tools and a good hacker creates new tools that can help people. This tutorial will showcase on using some of the best practices that the author has learnt along with the community over the last two years while developing CloudStack; in this tutorial the author will discuss best practices when setting up development environment, using a text editor or IDE (IntelliJ Idea vs. Eclipse), git (branching, feature dev, merging etc.), using maven build system, developing in Java and Python, debugging ACS using Java debugging tools, contributing patches to ACS, using ReviewBoard/JIRA/Confluence, using marvin, DevCloud (Xen & KVM), cloudmonkey, vagrant/VirtualBox, simulator, linters (check styles etc.), etc.

Chef and CloudStack - Michael Ducy, Global Partner Evangelist for Chef

This lab will teach attendee how to get started using Chef, the open source automation platform, with CloudStack. Attendees will learn how to provision new instances in CloudStack using knife, write recipes for Chef, and how to automate these instances using Chef recipes. 


CloudStack Ecosystem - Sebastien Goasguen, Citrix

Following on the tutorial available on-line at, this tutorial will feature advanced recipes in the cloudstack ecosystem. We will see how to deploy advanced workloads (hadoop, open shift) in the cloud using Ansible and how to use Vagrant to develop locally and deploy remotely.

Hackathon: Enterprise App Store blueprint/recipe competition - Marc-Elian Bégin, SixSq

Learn how to deploy apps in any cloud, including CloudStack, using the open source SaaS SlipStream solution. From a simple WordPress or Minecraft server to a full auto-scaled multi-node LAMP stack, let your imagination run free. Recipes can be based on Bash, Chef, Puppet, etc. The best app will win a prize. We thank ExoScale for providing free access to their great cloud for the workshop.



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Community Partners

Lanyard Sponsor

WiFi Sponsor

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