Studying Midcycle Sprints and Meetings

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Hard to believe that we gathered in Paris just a month ago for the Design Summit. I’m still snacking on the chocolate and cheese from that fine place. Since the Summit we’ve had questions and posts about midcycle meeting planning, so I started gathering information from the various teams and we discussed at a recent… Read more »

Latest Technical Committee Updates

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The OpenStack Technical Committee meets weekly to work through requests for incubation, to review technical issues happening in currently integrated projects, and to represent the technical contributors to OpenStack. We have about a month remaining with our current crew and elections coming soon. What have we been up to? Here’s an overview of current activities…. Read more »

Announcing the O’Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide

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Er, what’s this? An O’Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide offered side-by-side with the continuously-published OpenStack Operations Guide? Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, O’Reilly has completed the production of the OpenStack Operations Guide: Set Up and Manage Your OpenStack Cloud. You can get your bits-n-bytes copy at http://docs.openstack.org/ops/ or order a dead-tree version on the… Read more »

OpenStack Documentation Wrap Up for 2013

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It’s that time of the new year to reflect and look for ways to keep improving the OpenStack docs. Here’s a list of major events from 2013 in OpenStack doc-land. Let’s look at the year in review. Operator Guide book sprint was in February 2013 and I still remember it fondly. The before post and… Read more »

It’s Summer Internship Time in the Southern Hemisphere!

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After a brisk walk in Austin Texas in mid-30 degree Fahrenheit weather, I welcome the idea that it’s summertime somewhere. Since it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere, we can now announce our next round of Outreach Program for Women internships! I’m excited that we have four interns and four mentors this time around. Many thanks… Read more »

OpenStack at the Grace Hopper Conference

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I love reporting back from events where we grow our inclusive contributor base! On the Saturday after the Grace Hopper Conference, four of us ran a workshop to onboard future OpenStack contributors. Grace Hopper is a celebration of women in computing and over 4500 women attended the conference this year, showing great growth over the… Read more »

OpenStack Security Guide now available!

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The legendary book sprint method has come through again! This past week in a bunker, I mean, secure location near Annapolis, a team of security experts got together to write the OpenStack Security Guide. I’m pleased as can be to have the privilege of sharing the epub with you here and now, the evening of… Read more »

Lessons, Learning, and Long Views for Internship Programs

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In January 2013 the OpenStack project welcomed aboard three interns and excitedly assigned them to work on fairly complex projects in our first attempt at an organized project-level internship program. The OpenStack Foundation participated as one of the organizations with the GNOME Outreach Program for Women and learned quite a few lessons during the six… Read more »