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Monday, November 3
 

14:30

Meet the OpenStack Influencers
There have been discussions in the past weeks about the people, functions, groups, who can own the "product" OpenStack. The time is ripe to get to know who directly controls the engineers’ priorities and complete the circle of end users, operators, product owners, developers. All influential decision makers of OpenStack-based products are invited to join this meeting: product managers, line managers, CEOs. We'll get to know each other and decide how to get this group more involved into he wider OpenStack community.

 

Speakers
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Rob Hirschfeld

Sr. Distinguished Engineer
Rob sits on the OpenStack Board and is co-chair of the Core Definition Committed (DefCore) I have been involved in Cloud for over 15 years and launched some of the earliest Cloud companies. My educational background (Duke and LSU) is in computer science and systems engineering with... Read More →
avatar for Stefano Maffulli

Stefano Maffulli

Sr. Dir. Community & Marketing, Scality
Senior Director of Community Marketing at Scality where he is leading the efforts to bring Zenko, the open source multi-cloud controller, to developers around the world. Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at... Read More →
avatar for Allison Randal

Allison Randal

PhD Student, University of Cambridge
Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously... Read More →
avatar for Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts

Director Platform Product, Walmart
Sean Roberts is the former VP of Development for Akanda. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, he has over twenty years experience in the technology industry. Sean has worked at Yahoo, VMware, Stanford, and Genentech. Sean has been... Read More →


Monday November 3, 2014 14:30 - 18:30
Room 231/232
 
Tuesday, November 4
 

07:30

Women of OpenStack Working Session
We ran a survey between Summits asking the women who are active in the OpenStack community: who are we and what do we want to do? In this working session, we will be sharing the results of the survey and then breaking into working teams to discuss and address specific topics. While we do want to work with our male counterparts on solving these issues collaboratively, for this session we invite women first. Of course we'll ask men to join our cause, especially once we identify next steps. We'll have some deep discussions on next actions for the ideas our survey generated: networking at and between Summits, educational or technical workshops for students, career planning, and mentoring or coaching with women and men. All topics are important; please come to the session to deep dive on the topics closest to your heart and mind.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle

Principal Engineer, Rackspace
Anne Gentle works in open source projects with the OpenStack project at Rackspace, using open source techniques for API design and documentation. She ensures the docs.openstack.org site contains relevant and accurate documentation for 20 projects written in Python across 130 git repositories... Read More →
avatar for Johanna Koester

Johanna Koester

Program Director, Open Technology, IBM
Johanna Koester is Program Director of Open Cloud Technology for IBM with global responsibility for strategy and management of IBM’s Open Cloud Technology initiative. She is an outspoken advocate for the power of Open Technologies for Cloud as she manages a global team that works... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Murillo

Jessica Murillo

Vice President, Client Advocacy, IBM
I am known for: Open source development, Open Stack, and Cloud. Jessica Murillo is the Vice President of Strategy at IBM. She collaborates with our clients and across IBM to define and deliver IBM Systems focused on enabling our clients to build their next generation data centers... Read More →


Tuesday November 4, 2014 07:30 - 09:00
Room 241

14:00

Q & A Panel with Media and Analyst Covering OpenStack
Featuring: Sean Michael Kerner, eWeek; Frederic Lardonois, TechCrunch; Laurent Lachal, Ovum;  René Büst, Crisp Research;  and Al Sadowski, 451 Research. Moderated by Kelly Indrieri, Piston Cloud Computing.

We in the OpenStack Community all have our own messages, and we unapologetically and persistently push those messages, expecting media and analysts to embrace  them and engage us in conversation on those terms. In this moderated panel, we'll hear from the professionals who cover OpenStack and learn what works and what doesn't when talking about OpenStack positioning and posturing.  Our panel will hold up a mirror to our communications efforts, providing direct and unvarnished feedback. Join us for what is always a popular and illuminating session at OpenStack Summit.


Moderators
avatar for Kelly Indrieri

Kelly Indrieri

Director of Marketing, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Kelly has more than 12 years of marketing, media, analyst, and corporate communications experience. Prior to Piston, Kelly led the public relations and messaging strategy for several high profile companies and technology startups. In her free time, Kelly enjoys live music, traveling... Read More →

Speakers
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René Buest

Senior Analyst, Crisp Research
Rene Buest is Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, covering cloud computing, IT infrastructure, open source andInternet of Things. He is member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Networktop cloud computing blogger in Germany and one of the wo... Read More →
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Al Sadowski

451 Research


Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:00 - 14:40
Salle Maillot

14:50

Panel: Tips and Tools for Building a Successful OpenStack Group
OpenStack is based on community participation.  It is critical for the OpenStack community to continue to mature and grow.  OpenStack Meetups and other user groups are critical to the health and success of OpenStack. This session will host a group of panelists who have years of experience in starting and growing OpenStack user groups/Meetups and will provide:

 



  • Tips on finding and participating in OpenStack user groups



  • Tips and tools on starting your own local OpenStack user group



  • Best practices on maturing and expanding an existing user group by offering hackathons and ILT/Online OpenStack hands-on courses that are based on the OpenStack Training Guides



  • Creative ways to deal with remote attendance



  • Tips on finding and keeping sponsors




Speakers
avatar for Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe

Staff Kubernetes Architect, VMware, Inc.
Scott Lowe is a well-known author, blogger, speaker, podcaster (the Full Stack Journey podcast), and a 20+ year veteran of the IT industry. Scott has held a variety of roles over the course of his career, ranging from entry-level desktop support to CTO for a small start-up. He's currently... Read More →
avatar for Shannon McFarland

Shannon McFarland

Principal Engineer, Cisco
Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Principal Engineer for OpenStack Architecture at Cisco. Shannon is currently focused on OpenStack architecture, design and deployment. He has been responsible for the Enterprise IPv6 design, large scale data center design as well as VDI and other... Read More →
avatar for Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts

Director Platform Product, Walmart
Sean Roberts is the former VP of Development for Akanda. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, he has over twenty years experience in the technology industry. Sean has worked at Yahoo, VMware, Stanford, and Genentech. Sean has been... Read More →
avatar for Mark T. Voelker

Mark T. Voelker

OpenStack Architect, VMware
Mark T. Voelker is the OpenStack Architect at VMware, but generally prefers to think of himself as a breadth-first technologist with a flair for distributed systems. Prior to joining VMware in late 2014, Mark spent 11+ years at Cisco Systems, most recently with the Cloud and Virtualization... Read More →


Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:50 - 15:30
Salle Maillot

15:40

Meet the OpenStack Ambassadors
Ambassadors are recognised on the OpenStack website for their efforts and provided with support from foundation staff to conduct their duties. They will also get access to a funding program allowing them to request funds for activities of impact in their region. We d also expect ambassadors to attend the summits, and the Foundation would likely assist if it wasn t possible for them to be there using their own methods.

Ambassador Attributes

Act as a liason between user groups, the Foundation, and the general community, for example: 


  • helping to solicit feedback on OpenStack and aggregate it to the global level

  • promoting key messages into the user communities (eg ask questions on ask.openstack.org! )

  • finding people to help localise content

  • helping onboard new users and contributors

  • Assist in user group best practice from nurturing new groups to cementing the quality of existing ones

  • Help people find the right people to talk to

  • Represent the community via speaking and visibility opportunities with the official title

  • Report on the activities in their region

  • Be a good leader, wranging activity from others and mobilising the global OpenStack community!




The title is designed to recognise those who are already good leaders with a proven track record in the community. With the title, new users, contributors and community members should easily be able to recognize their Ambassador as a go-to resource. While the role provides inherent credibility, it also comes with accountability, meaning decisions and actions made by the Ambassador should benefit the whole community, not just one person or company.

We believe that the Ambassadors will already be active participants in our community. Think about those people who are already working across multiple user groups, submitting OpenStack mini-events to related conferences, helping onboard new users and contributors, arranging hackfests or just generally going above and beyond in the name of making Openstack great.

Meet the OpenStack Ambassadors.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Fifield

Tom Fifield

OpenStack community manager
After working on scalability in computing at particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of a cloud designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia.It currently serves thousands of researchers directly, using many datacentres... Read More →
avatar for Erwan Gallen

Erwan Gallen

OpenStack technical Architect, Red Hat, Red Hat
Erwan is the President of OpenStack-Fr association, he is Ambassador of the OpenStack fondation and helps to promote the OpenStack project. As CTO of a web media group he has built high traffic platforms based on open source technologies, he has developed and created the biggest social... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Goode

Tristan Goode

CEO, Aptira, Aptira
Tristan is the founder and CEO of Aptira, the leading provider of OpenStack in the APAC region and recently expanding service to EMEA. He is a founding and four times elected member of the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation since its creation in 2013. As a founder and... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Hui

Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an... Read More →
avatar for Marton Kiss

Marton Kiss

GM of Europe, Aptira
OpenStack Ambassador, founder of Hungarian OpenStack user group, co-organizer of OpenStack CEE Day event and active contributor of multiple OpenStack projects. Marton have a background in the telecommunication sector, he was a CTO for a Telenor owned company and managed the operation... Read More →
avatar for Kavit Munshi

Kavit Munshi

CTO, Aptira, Aptira
Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.>   He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual... Read More →
avatar for Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts

Director Platform Product, Walmart
Sean Roberts is the former VP of Development for Akanda. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, he has over twenty years experience in the technology industry. Sean has worked at Yahoo, VMware, Stanford, and Genentech. Sean has been... Read More →
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Michael Still

Software Engineer, Rackspace
Michael Still is a Nova and Oslo core reviewer at Rackspace, where he works on the Open Source OpenStack project as part of the Private Cloud team. He spends most of his time hacking on the libvirt virtualization layer in nova. Before joining Rackspace in 2012, Michael spent six years... Read More →
avatar for Akira Yoshiyama

Akira Yoshiyama

Assistant Manager, NEC
Akira is the maintainer of the web site of Japan OpenStack User Group (http://openstack.jp). He is leading OpenStack study meetups in Japan since 2012, JOSUG events like OpenStack Advent calendar, translation activities of OpenStack documents into Japanese, and so on... Read More →


Tuesday November 4, 2014 15:40 - 16:20
Salle Maillot

16:40

User Group Panel: India, Japan, China
Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Tom Fifield

Tom Fifield

OpenStack community manager
After working on scalability in computing at particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of a cloud designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia.It currently serves thousands of researchers directly, using many datacentres... Read More →

Speakers
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Syed Armani

Senior Technical Consultant at hastexo
Syed is an expert in OpenStack high availability and security, and one of the many organizers of meetups and community gatherings in the OpenStack community in India. He frequently speaks about OpenStack at user group meetings in India, and has extensive experience deploying OpenStack... Read More →
avatar for Akihiro Hasegawa

Akihiro Hasegawa

Manager of R&D,Bit-Isle
He is a board member of Japan OpenStack User Group and a chairman / founder of OpenStack Days Tokyo.His mission is to provide the elastic and secure cloud infrastructure with Hybrid cloud technologies to the market. He is working with OpenStack project since 2011.He also is one of... Read More →
avatar for Guang Ya Liu

Guang Ya Liu

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Guang Ya Liu is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) for IBM Cloud Private and is now focusing on cloud computing, container technology, and distributed computing. He is also a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He used to be an OpenStack Magnum Core member from 2015 to 2017... Read More →


Tuesday November 4, 2014 16:40 - 17:20
Salle Maillot

17:30

Building a Cloud Career in OpenStack


As OpenStack continues to grow, the need for OpenStack expertise has resulted in high demand a short supply. From startups to enterprises and everything in between, companies are paying top dollar to recruit and retain OpenStack experts. In this panel, join OpenStack experts from Metacloud, Solidfire, Rackspace, EMC, and Cisco who will discuss: 



* What types of roles are available

* How to translate your current skill set into an OpenStack career path

* Resources available to advance your career



This is an interactive panel, so bring your questions! Recruiters and job seekers are invited to attend!









Speakers
avatar for Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)

Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)

Technology Evangelist, Blogger, Cloud Pundit, DiscoPosse.com, DiscoPosse.com
Eric Wright is a Principal Solutions Engineer and Technology Evangelist at VMTurbo, VMware vExpert, and Cisco Champion with a background in virtualization, VMware, OpenStack, Business Continuity, PowerShell scripting and systems automation in many industries including financial services... Read More →
avatar for Niki Acosta

Niki Acosta

Director of Growth, Bitmob
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Delp

Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions. Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Hui

Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an... Read More →
avatar for Shamail Tahir

Shamail Tahir

Cloud Architect, Office of the CTO, EMC
Shamail Tahir is a Cloud Architect in the Office of the CTO at EMC, focused on helping to build EMC's OpenStack contribution strategy and enablement along with leading other cloud innovation projects. He has held multiple roles in technology both as a customer and a vendor. His... Read More →
avatar for Chris Wright

Chris Wright

CTO, Red Hat
Chris Wright is vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at Red Hat. Wright leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing... Read More →
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Ryan Yard

Rackspace


Tuesday November 4, 2014 17:30 - 18:10
Salle Maillot
 
Wednesday, November 5
 

09:00

4 Years In
OpenStack is now 4 years old, and it's been taking the world by storm. But for those of us who were here at the beginning, it's still that interesting experiment in open innovation that evolves naturally based on contributions and market forces.

This panel will gather a mix of people who got involved at the very beginning of OpenStack and are still active in the project. We'll reflect back on the last 4 years. Which of our early goals did we fail to accomplish? Which of our successes were unexpected? Which are the largest challenges ahead of us? Join Jay Pipes, Anne Gentle, Mark Collier, Monty Taylor, Thierry Carrez, and Vish Ishaya for a frank and direct discussion about the state of OpenStack.

One thing is certain: for all of us, it's been a hell of a ride.

 

Speakers
avatar for Thierry Carrez

Thierry Carrez

VP of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, in charge of the long-term health of the open source projects under the Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project... Read More →
avatar for Mark Collier

Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Prior to working on OpenStack, I worked at Yahoo! as Sr. Director of Business Development focused on strategic partnerships in the music business (via Yahoo's acquisition of Musicmatch), and previously at Dell in product, marketing, and technical roles. I joined Rackspace in 2009... Read More →
avatar for Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle

Principal Engineer, Rackspace
Anne Gentle works in open source projects with the OpenStack project at Rackspace, using open source techniques for API design and documentation. She ensures the docs.openstack.org site contains relevant and accurate documentation for 20 projects written in Python across 130 git repositories... Read More →
avatar for Vishvananda Ishaya

Vishvananda Ishaya

Chief Technology Officer at Nebula, Inc, Nebula
Vish Ishaya was one of the original developers of Nova. He has deployed OpenStack clouds with NASA, Rackspace, and Nebula, where he currently works as CTO. In addition to submitting code to every OpenStack release, he was the technical lead for Nova for two years and is currently... Read More →
avatar for Jay Pipes

Jay Pipes

Amazon Web Services
I'm new to the Kubernetes scene but not open source. Please introduce yourself and say hi! Topics I'm interested in: reducing technical debt, documentation, scheduling, resource management and the Kubernetes contributor experience.
avatar for Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

Red Hat


Wednesday November 5, 2014 09:00 - 09:40
Salle Maillot

09:50

Team Gender Diversity - Working with the Other 50%
The statistics are grim. Women make up only 20 percent of the programmers and 31 percent of the technology workforce as a whole. With technology playing a greater role in business than ever before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an astounding 22.2 percent growth in the computer-related job marketcompared to an expected 10 percent overall growth. OpenStack as a community embraces diversity -- or at least that is what we say. we do.  The industry and the OpenStack community simply cannot afford to lose the opportunity to tap into 50 percent of the talent pool solely because they are female.

It is no secret that there is a small but growing number of great women who are contributing to the OpenStack Community in an amazing number of ways.  Working in teams where not everyone is the same gender has its own set of challenges.  This is a panel discussion with some of the women leaders in the community where we will share ways of encouraging more diversity on teams and tips and tricks on how that can be achieved.


 

 

 

Speakers
avatar for Niki Acosta

Niki Acosta

Director of Growth, Bitmob
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As... Read More →
avatar for Beth Cohen

Beth Cohen

Network Product Strategist - Verizon, Verizon
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud... Read More →
avatar for Dianne Mueller

Dianne Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development, Cloud Platforms BU
HR

H. Rafiee

Data Protection and Privacy Research Expert
Hosnieh Rafiee is a senior security researcher at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH. Her research interests are security and privacy in networks and applications. She focuses on network virtualizations (SDN/NFV), clouds, TPM security and standardizations in these areas. Rafiee... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Settle

Alexandra Settle

Technical Writer, Rackspace
Alexandra Settle works remotely as a technical writer with the Rackspace Cloud Builders Australia team. Alex began her career as a writer for the cloud documentation team at Red Hat, Australia. She has had a keen interest in IT since high school, prefers Fedora over other Linux distributions... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 09:50 - 10:30
Salle Maillot

11:00

The Numbers of the Open Cloud
The talk will present a quantitative analysis of the projects producing the main free, open source software cloud platforms: OpenStack, Apache CloudStack, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus. The analysis will focus on the communities behind those projects, their main development parameters, and the trends that can be observed.

Understanding the inner life of free / open source software projects is of fundamental importance to developers, users and decision makers. This talk will help to understand what's happening behind the curtains in the most relevant open cloud platforms, by analyzing the rich data obtained from their developing repositories.

The talk will cover, for the four analyzed projects, the following topics:



  •     How open is their development model, and to which extent they provide access to their development data.



  • Some parameters related to the overall activity and effort put into the development and maintenance of their products.



  • The main characteristics of their development community: size, diversity, engagement, attraction, etc.



  • The main parameters characterizing their performance, such as time-to-fix tickets or time-to-review patches.



  • Some visualizations of the most relevant aspects.




All the tools used to produce the analysis presented in this talk are free, open source software, based on the Grimoire technology, http://vizgrimoire.github.io. The talk will also provide some hints on how to reproduce the study, on these or other projects.

Illustrative example of the kind of information that will be presented: OpenStack Grimoire Dashboard, http://activity.openstack.org/dash

This talk will be an update and extension of the one I delivered in the Open Cloud Day, at OSCON 2014, http://bit.ly/oscon-opencloud

Speakers
avatar for Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

Cofounder / Associate Professor, Bitergia / Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona is co-founder of "Bitergia" [1], the software development analytics company specialized in the analysis of free / open source software projects. He also teaches and researches [2] in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), in the context of the GSyC/LibreSoft... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 11:00 - 11:40
Salle Maillot

11:50

OpenStack community metrics by Stackalytics
Speakers
avatar for Ilya Shakhat

Ilya Shakhat

Lead of Community Group, Mirantis
Ilya Shakhat is a lead of community group in Mirantis. Ilya joined OpenStack community in Grizzly timeframe and participated in implementation of load balancing as a service feature in Quantum/Neutron.


Wednesday November 5, 2014 11:50 - 12:30
Salle Maillot

13:50

'Not Invented Here is Not an Option': The Importance of Cross-Community Collaboration
No open source project is built without incorporating the work of others. Even the smallest seemly insignificant python libray can play a crucial role in the success or failure your project, even the choice of languages you use to implement your project can have a huge impact. No one can afford to build in isolation. 

One of the keys to a successful open source projects is choosing the other technologies and communities that will work best for your project to collaborate and ensuring the success of others.

Learning to play well with others, lending resources to ensure the success of technology projects that are keys to success. Being open to input from other projects are just a few of the essesential ingredients to the 'open source way'.

It's also the only way to ensure that your project will have enough resources to successfully scale and mature into a stable, trusted project that others can easily contribute to, implement and successfully build upon themselves. 

In this session, I'll share OpenShift's experiences collaborating across open source communities (OpenStack, Heat, Solum, Docker, Google/Kubernetes, Puppet, .Net and others) and some of the lessons we've learned and practices we've put in place at Red Hat.

 

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Mueller

Dianne Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development, Cloud Platforms BU


Wednesday November 5, 2014 13:50 - 14:30
Salle Maillot