Update: Visit the new OpenStack birthday page with links to an infographic, the web badge and more!
OpenStack will celebrate it’s third birthday July 19, and we’re celebrating this month! In three short years, Openstack has truly emerged as the center of cloud innovation, with hundreds of companies around the world relying on OpenStack to run their business. OpenStack is maturing, it’s coming of age and new users being announced every week (Fidelity, Comcast, Best Buy, Bloomberg).Over the past three years, we’ve also seen OpenStack grow internationally. There are now over 40 global user groups and more than 10,000 community members across 121 countries. And we’ve recently crossed the 1,000 authors threshold to the code base. This calls for a big toast to the OpenStack community!
In celebration of the birthday month, we’ve launched the OpenStack #OpenMic series to spotlight contributors who’ve helped make the project a success . Each weekday in July, we’re highlighting one OpenStack technical contributor in a blog post on OpenStack.org as and syndicating it on Twitter. We want to celebrate the people who have helped make OpenStack possible during our birthday month, and to help community members get to know each other. To participate: https://etherpad.openstack.org/fivequestions
On July 24 the Foundation will host OpenStack’s 3rd Birthday Bash in Portland, Oregon at the OSCON conference – where OpenStack was launched in 2010. If you are in the area or attending the conference we would love to see you there. Please RSVP here – http://openstack3rdbirthday.eventbrite.com.
We’ve also invited all our user groups to celebrate with us. This month over 35 OpenStack birthday parties will be thrown all over the world – celebrating with cake, drinks, music, and more! We encourage everyone to join the conversation and share party pictures using the hashtag #OpenStack3Bday
Update: We also produced a web badge you can embed on your blog by copy and pasting this html:
<img src=”http://97ddcca80f76c4bfffa8-fba9438aa8767b03b10d7d590f8ffd05.r77.cf1.rackcdn.com/openstack-3rd-anniversary.png” width=”180″ height=”260″ alt=”Happy 3rd Birthday, OpenStack”/>
Please attend or help promote an OpenStack birthday party near you: