With OpenStack turning 4 years old in mid-July, meetup groups around the world have been throwing birthday bashes all month. Wednesday night was San Francisco’s turn, organized by the SFBay OpenStack developer meetup group.
A great time was had by all. Scroll through the photos below and see for yourself.
Cynthia Thomas and Chris Calandro of Midokura.
With 356 confirmed attendees, the meetup easily filled 111 Minna, a downtown art gallery frequently used for corporate events.
One of two bars in 111 Minna. It's not your usual art gallery.
Emcee for the evening, Sean Roberts — an OpenStack board member and an SFBay meetup organizer.
Lisa-Marie Namphy of HP welcomes new members to the meetup, warning us, "They don't all look like this."
Eileen Evans of HP gave a brief history of OpenStack.
Geoff Arnold of Cisco was rocking Google Glass.
Nils Swart (Plexxi), Amir Sharif (Nuage), and Scott Sneddon (Nuage).
She might look so done with OpenStack, but Patricia Dugan of Nuage Networks (and formerly of SDNCentral) is just waiting for a drink.
Kyle MacDonald and Cisco's Lew Tucker, swapping notes.
Artist at work.
Kyle MacDonald again. This guy's everywhere!
Jonathan Alparaque, Tyler Cole, and Che Hsu, chilling amid works by local artist Romanowski.
What's a birthday without a cake? And of course, it had to be adorned with ... whatsitsname. (Say, what is the little robot's name?)