One thing we pride ourselves on at Rackspace is our passion for learning. That’s why we are launching public tech talks in Blacksburg this Spring. Rackers and Non-Rackers will be presenting each month on a technical topic. These talks are open to everyone including students, professionals, and of course Rackers. In past years, those topics have ranged from MapReduce, to CouchDB, to the Semantic Web.
Our first talk is Open Rack: How Business Leverages Open Source Technologies. Our very own Will Dunn, a Systems Engineer, will be presenting on how Rackspace has built one of the top business email platforms in the industry using many open source technologies.
Open Source software from Postfix to Hadoop has helped power Rackspace for many years. This talk will delve into how that software has played a role in the journey from startup to corporation. The details on this event are listed below:
Where: Torgersen Hall 1040 (Click here for a campus map)
When: February 24th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@brianhartsock). Look for more posts about upcoming talks over the next few months.
Brian started at Rackspace in 2007 as part of the Webmail.us aquisition. Throughout his time at Rackspace and Webmail.us, he has worked in a variety of roles within engineering. Starting as a part-time software developer while in college at Virginia Tech, he is now a software development manager. Most recently, Brian and his teams have worked on the Email & Apps Control Panel. This application provides the administrative UI for all the Email & Apps services.Category: Events Tags: Blacksburg Tech Talk, Hadoop, Open Source Technology, Postfix, Virginia Tech