The 13th sambaXP took place from May 13. to 16. in Göttingen. SerNet as the main organizer of the event welcomed 90 participants from all around the world at Hotel Freizeit In. Slides and audio recordings covering nearly all talks are available at sambaXP.org as of now.
The sambaXP traditionally lasts four days and is composed of tutorial, two conference days and a final BarCamp. The presentations ranged from "How I learned to love Sharing Violation" (Richard Sharpe / Panzura), "Î¼SAMBA - Scaling SAMBA Down to Micro Server" (Kai Blin / MPG) and "Experiences of Applying SAMBA Enterprise NAS Products" (Ingo Meents / IBM) to "OpenStack and SAMBA" (Simo Sorce / Red Hat). In his keynote Sven Oehme (IBM) discussed "SAMBA from the perspective of IBM" and depicted the relationship between the General Parallel File System (GPFS) and SAMBA.
The participants of the sambaXP included mainly members of the international core team, luminaries of the SAMBA development, and employees of large companies. Accordingly, lectures and discussions about SAMBA were on a high level. "Thus, also this SambaXP was a great success," said Dr. Chen-Yu Lin, who at SerNet is responsible for organizing the event. SerNet CEO Dr. John Loxen adds: "We also make the lectures available in retrospect to provide permanent access to valuable information." Development and the use of SAMBA are located worldwide, but not everyone could arrive to Germany - so it's the conference records job to spread the free thought behind SAMBA further.
Impressions from sambaXP 2014 are located at http://sambaxp.org/past-conferences/sambaxp-2014.html The SAMBA team looks forward to further discussing the topics of sambaXP. To join the conversation visit "TALK" at http://samba.org