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OpenStack Community Newsletter – July 15, 2011

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email stephen.spector@openstack.org.

OpenStack EMEA Day in London

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (7/8– 7/14)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 16 Active Reviews
    • 300 Active Branches – owned by 83 people & 17 teams
    • 1541 commits by 75 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 4 Active Reviews
    • 71 Active Branches – owned by 22 people & 6 teams
    • 75 commits by 13 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 6 Active Reviews
    • 36 Active Branches – owned by 13 people & 5 teams
    • 175 commits by 14 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 498 total tweets; OpenStack 1,424 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 537 Tracked Bugs; 92 New Bugs; 38 In-process Bugs; 8 Critical Bugs; 41 High Importance Bugs; 358 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  209 Blueprints; 9 Essential, 14 High, 15 Medium, 24 Low, 157 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  14,501 Visits, 35,814 Pageviews, 53.47% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 41.81%; /projects 12.66%; /projects/compute 16.02%; /projects/storage 10.43%; /imageserver 6.17%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

 

OpenStack Boston 2011 Events Sponsorship Packages Available

The sponsorship packages are now available for OpenStack eco-system partners looking to take part in supporting the community at the upcoming OpenStack Design Summit and OpenStack Conference from Oct 3 – 7, 2011.

Sponsorship Package Webinar – https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=dkqn1a (30 minute presentation on the packages)

Sponsorship Package Slides from Webinar - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34074954/OpenStack_Sponsorship_Webinar_2011.ppt

Sponsorship Package Prospectus – http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34074954/Sponsorship_Prospectus_Fall2011.pdf

If you have any questions on these packages please contact me so we can create a package that best meets your needs.

 

OpenStack at OSCON

There are many sessions and activities happening at OSCON (July 25-29, 2011 in Portland) for the OpenStack community and I thought a cheat sheet would be helpful (please let me know if I missed anything and I can update this post):

I also want to acknowledge the community participating companies who are sponsoring the event as part of the OpenStack One Year Anniversary:

If you are still planning to sponsor the One Year Anniversary please contact me or Dee Rosales today.

OpenStack Conference Program Committee Announced

I am pleased to announce the OpenStack Conference Program Committee who will put together the agenda for the 2-day event in early October. This team is responsible for the following activities for the OpenStack Conference:

  • Assist in the creation and approval of the OpenStack Conference High Level Agenda (Basic Schedule and Track Topics)
  • Assist in the recruitment of speakers for the various tracks as well as the Day 2 Keynote Speaker
  • Assist in the selection of talks for the various tracks

The Program Committee consists of the following:

  • Stephen Spector, OpenStack Community Manager
  • Thierry Carrez, OpenStack Release Manager
  • Lauren Sell, OpenStack Marketing
  • Patrick Wilbur, Clarkson University
  • Ken Pepple, Director Cloud Engineering
  • Dev Audsin, HP Labs UK
  • Chuck Short, Canonical UK
  • Christopher Knepper, CSC
  • Matt Domsch, Technology Strategist in Dell CTO Office
  • David Medberry, OEM Server Engineer at Canonical
  • JP Morgenthal, Cloud Evangelist at Smartonix
  • Phil Cryer, Marine Biological Labs
  • Joe Arnold, Cloudscaling
  • Todd Deshane, Xen.org Guru
  • John Treadway,
  • Mason Katzh, StackIQ
  • Yoshio Turner, HP

Thanks to all these community members for their great support and willingness to help create our Fall 2011 OpenStack Conference in Boston.

 

Weekly Community Newsletter (July 1 – July 8)

OpenStack Community Newsletter – July 8, 2011

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email stephen.spector@openstack.org.


Jordan Rinke “self-contained installer for OpenStack on Window with Hyper-V)

 

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (7/1– 7/7)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 23 Active Reviews
    • 293 Active Branches – owned by 83 people & 15 teams
    • 1327 commits by 68 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 1 Active Reviews
    • 67 Active Branches – owned by 22 people & 6 teams
    • 87 commits by 12 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 5 Active Reviews
    • 35 Active Branches – owned by 11 people & 5 teams
    • 164 commits by 10 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 137total tweets; OpenStack 341 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 514 Tracked Bugs; 71 New Bugs; 43 In-process Bugs; 7 Critical Bugs; 40 High Importance Bugs; 353 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  207 Blueprints; 8 Essential, 14 High, 15 Medium, 24 Low, 146 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  12,371 Visits, 29,998 Pageviews, 53.10% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 42.55%; /projects 12.23%; /projects/compute 15.85%; /projects/storage 10.96%; /imageserver 6.19%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

OpenStack Events Sponsorship Webinar

I have scheduled a webinar for Thursday July 14th at 1:30 PM CST to present the OpenStack Sponsorship Packages for the October OpenStack events in Boston, MA. You can register for this webinar at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=qadq2im7hfsg. A recording of this webinar will be made available shortly after the webinar is complete.

Please attend this webinar if your company or organization is interested in sponsoring the OpenStack Design Summit or OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA this October.

OpenStack – The Best Sounding Cloud

For those with some time to spend on non-critical items…

At the OpenStack Project Glance webinar a few weeks back there was discussion about the music being played while everyone waited for the webinar to start. Jay Pipes graciously informed everyone that I was a composer and that the music was mine, thus everyone was really insulting me. This lead to some community members contacting me to see if I really did write the music which only enhanced Jay’s hijinks. The truth is that I can’t even hear music very well as notes all sound the same to me. The company running our webinar tool is responsible for the music and we have provided feedback from our community about their music selection.

Anyway, the emails with the community members led to the idea of creating an OpenStack theme or jingle that we could use on our website for example. If Intel, Microsoft, and other companies can leverage the power of music to associate their brand with customers why not OpenStack. One community member, Mike Mazarick has supplied the first entry for community consideration:

Sample OpenStack Jingle (6 seconds)

I encourage community members with musical talent to submit their ideas to myself for posting on the blog or in the comment section. We can then re-visit all the submissions in a few weeks and vote for the winning OpenStack jingle. Looking forward to everyone’s ideas.

Q2 2011 Community Health Statistics

Welcome to the end of Q2 2011 and the start of Q3 2011 (at least by my calendar). I like to share the quarter by quarter growth of a variety of community health-points with the broader community so everyone can see where the community is heading. If you have other ideas for metrics to monitor please contact me at stephen.spector@openstack.org.

End of Q2 2011 Data

Measurement Q1 2011 Q2 2011
Number of registered developers 165 217
# entities in a formal relationship 62 80
# technology releases 1 (Bexar) 1 (Cactus)
# attendees at Design Summit 350 (Santa Clara, CA) 350 (Santa Clara, CA)
# members Facebook OpenStack group 319 587
# members LinkedIn OpenStack group 395 908
# members Ohloh Swift group 25 26
# members Ohloh Nova group 98 122
# of members announce mailing list 1144 1338

Totals Data

Measurement Q1 2011 Q2 2011
# visitors to OpenStack.org website 128,343 189,056
# pageviews to OpenStack.org website 293,892 452,502
# #openstack tweets 876* 4,112

* Missing 4 weeks of data due to measuring tool issue

I am also tracking several data points (bugs, blueprints, etc) that I publish in the OpenStack Wiki at http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter.

Community Weekly Newsletter (June 24 – July 1)

OpenStack Community Newsletter – July 1, 2011

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email stephen.spector@openstack.org.


Musical Entertainment at OpenStack Meetup

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (6/24– 6/30)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 12 Active Reviews
    • 279 Active Branches – owned by 78 people & 15 teams
    • 1382 commits by 65 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 1 Active Reviews
    • 67 Active Branches – owned by 22 people & 6 teams
    • 101 commits by 12 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 6 Active Reviews
    • 34 Active Branches – owned by 11 people & 5 teams
    • 164 commits by 12 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 287total tweets; OpenStack 762 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 500 Tracked Bugs; 76 New Bugs; 44 In-process Bugs; 6 Critical Bugs; 35 High Importance Bugs; 339 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  202 Blueprints; 9 Essential, 14 High, 16 Medium, 24 Low, 139 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  12,207 Visits, 30,317 Pageviews, 48.14% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 40.51%; /projects 11.53%; /projects/compute 16.47%; /projects/storage 11.00%; /community 6.38%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

High Level Nova Architecture Review – Flags and Services

Joseph Heck has written an excellent blog post on the Nova high level architecture for flags and services. Here is the intro:

I’ve been doing a lot of spelunking into the nova codebase, digging around and trying to learn some of the under pinnings. Some of these pieces were a bit confusing to me, so I’m stashing them up here for Google to find and share with others in the future.

Before I dive into the gritty details, it’s worth getting a high level overview so that some of this (hopefully) makes sense. OpenStack’s service architecture is made up of services that all talk with each other to get things done. nova-network, nova-scheduler, etc. There’s a lot of underpinning in the nova codebase to make those services relatively easy to write and work together – I was mostly curious about how they passed messages back and forth. As I dove in, the two pieces that stood out as needing to be understood first were the unified service framework in nova and configuration using flags (which it heavily depends upon).

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