You’ve heard it before, but let me reiterate: Rackspace is a very different kind of company. It’s the sort of place that when a team decides to pile into an RV and drive across the country on a road trip, leaders smile and say “Cool. Go for it.”
This morning began the first leg of the RoadStackRV tour, a sort-of hacker version of On the Road. Seven Rackers (including yours truly) headed out from Castle this morning with the intention of crossing the American west in a mobile home, arrive in San Francisco and spend a week partying with developers and thought leaders at the OpenStack design summit and conference.
The RV isn’t fancy, just a standard vehicle made extraordinary by the people driving it and the idea it represents. The trip is chance to get face to face with customers and developers that are changing cloud computing forever. It’s a crazy idea, but it’s full of heart and purpose. Then again, so is OpenStack.
The trip has already been very “Rackspace.” There’s a Wilson Electronics cell signal booster duct taped to the side of the RV, and (after a quick stop at the electronics store) three engineers are unboxing and building a mobile wi-fi spot. Meanwhile we’ve got some phones tethered and there has already been talk of hacking the RV’s radio.
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Category: Events Tags: OpenStack, RoadStackRV, RSRV