Talks on containers, NFV and best practices will keep you moving at the OpenStack Summit Sydney.

There are over 50 of these 15-minute talks on the schedule at the Sydney Summit. The talks — you can find a list of them in the schedule here — are chosen by the same track chairs who decide what goes into longer sessions. They take place at the Level 2 Parkside 2 Foyer and cover everything from orchestrations and distributions to how to contribute to OpenStack. You can also find them on the Summit schedule app (iOS, Google). (And if you blink and miss them, the videos will be available following the conference.)

A few Superuser picks:

Diversity in Tech – Not just a Race and Gender issue

Tuesday November 7 , 10:05 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Kris Murphy of IBM will go into how “diversity is thought of as a hiring issue, but for an open source community it is important for leaders and team members to be aware of what they can do to encourage diversity and ensure a variety of voices and opinions are heard.” Murphy will offer advice on how to advertise the roles and goals of a project in a way that attracts people with a variety of job statification criteria to participate in your open source community. Common pitfalls of diversity efforts and how to avoid them will also be covered.

Brain in the cloud: Machine Learning On OpenStack Done Right!

Tuesday November 7, 4:10 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
Erez Cohen, Mellanox Technologies, and  Blair Bethwaite, Monash University, will describe system requirements to effectively run a machine learning cluster with popular frameworks such as TensorFlow. They’ll discuss how such a system can be deployed in an OpenStack-based cloud without compromises, enjoying high-performance DNN programming paradigm as well as the benefits of cloud and software-defined data centers along with a case study from Monash University.

Designing Cloud Native Applications with Microservices and Containers over Openstack

Tuesday November 7, 5:50 p.m.-6:00 p.m
Chris Gascoigne, technical solutions architect at Cisco Systems, will give beginners a brief analysis on the differences between the traditional IT applications and the new cloud native IT applications, understanding the benefits of cloud computing architecture principles using Openstack architecture, using cloud patterns as the framework for the application, how microservices are used to design, build and test the application and how containers, container management technologies and Openstack projects for containers are used as the underlay infrastructure.

Bringing Worlds Together: Designing and Deploying Kubernetes on an OpenStack multi-site environment

Wednesday November 8, 10:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
This talk is aimed at OpenStack administrators, system administrators, cloud administrators and container platform administrators. Roger Lopez and Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, both at Red Hat, will offer up some best practices on building a highly available multi-site Kubernetes container platform environment on OpenStack.

Edge Computing (Platform) as a Service powered by OpenStack

Wednesday November 8, 2:05 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Yin Ding, Futurewei Technologies Inc., and Chaoyi Huang, Huawei, will discuss how to build Edge Computing (Platform) as a Service. The cloud is powered by OpenStack, the edge nodes are OpenStack/Kubernetes running applications in VM, Container or serverless. In this intermediate-level talk, they’ll demonstrate how to add a new edge node and manage its lifecycle including update, patch, monitoring, warning and troubleshooting etc.

Check out the full schedule for lightning talks here and check back with Superuser for links to the videos.