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OpenStack selected as mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014

OpenStack has been selected to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many contributors we could join GSoC for the first time.

For those who haven’t heard about it, GSoC is a full-time internship supported by Google that offers students worldwide a stipend to start contributing with coding tasks to an open source organization. This is a great experience for both parts, as it generates a flow of new people with fresh ideas in the organization and allows students to learn and taste how is to work on a real world software development environment.

Even though we have already been selected for it, we are still looking for more project ideas and mentors.

Call for ideas

For this round many developers voluntarily offered to mentor a student in different projects, including OpenStack Scheduler (Gantt), OpenStack Monitoring and Telemetry (Ceilometer), OpenStack Message Queuing Service (Marconi), OpenStack Incubator (Oslo) and OpenStack Networking (Neutron), and proposed several ideas for students to take. Check out the wiki for a complete list of currently proposed ideas.

Is it not mandatory that students stick to these ideas, they can propose their own coding tasks. If you are willing to mentor a student and you have an idea to propose, please feel free to add it to the ideas list in the wiki.

Call for mentors

It’s not late to apply as a mentor! Mentoring is an enriching experience that won’t take you too much time. Learn more about how is to be a mentor in Google’s GSoC Mentoring manual. If you are interested in mentoring, please add your name to the mentors list in the wiki.

Call for students

Students applications start next March 10th and ends on March 21st. By that time, students have to get in touch with the community, select a project, submit a proposal (which may be based on a suggested idea or on a personal idea) and include all the neccesary documentation.

More details about how is to be a GSoC student are described in the Google’s GSoC Students manual.

Currently future applicants are adding their names and contact information in the wiki, so if you want to apply to be an student go ahead and add yourself to this list and get in touch with the community.

Join OpenStack GSoC on IRC

If you want more details about OpenStack’s participation in GSoC, please join us at irc.freenode.org in #openstack-gsoc. It would be great to hear from you!

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 7 – 14)

OpenStack 2013.2.2 released

The OpenStack Stable Maintenance team is happy to announce the release of the 2013.2.2 stable Havana release. A total of 98 bugs have been fixed across all projects. These updates to Havana are intended to be low risk with no intentional regressions or API changes. Official release notes.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Have you redeemed your invite code yet? Do it now! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for yours.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent regularly after each milestone until feature freeze.
  • The call for speakers is open: submit your proposal by end of today.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlante? Visit http://openstack.org/summit
  • Applications for Travel Support Program. Apply by Mar 2.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Got Answers?

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Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 31 – Feb 7)

Defining OpenStack “Core”

Quite a lot of debates online and not around the DefCore initiative, triggered by a message by Thierry Carrez with comments from Mark McLoughlin, Nick Barcet, Troy Toman, Dan Wendlandt, Mark Collier, Tim Bell, Eric Windisch, Boris Renski, Pete Chadwik, Randy Bias, and others.

StoryBoard sprint in Brussels

StoryBoard is a project Thierry Carrez started a few months ago. Quite a few people in OpenStack have been running into a number of issues with Launchpad (inability to have blueprints spanning multiple code bases, inability to have flexible project group views, inability to use non-Launchpad OpenID for login…), and were investigating replacements. Tired of explaining why existing alternatives wouldn’t work for OpenStack task management, Thierry ended up writing a proof-of-concept to show a practical example. That proof-of-concept was sufficiently compelling that the Infrastructure team decided we should write our own tool.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Have you redeemed your invite code yet? Do it now! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for yours.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent regularly after each milestone until feature freeze.
  • The call for speakers is open: submit your proposal by Feb 14.
  • Applications for Travel Support Program. Apply by Mar 2.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Got Answers?

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Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Wei Wang haruka tanizawa
Lukas Bednar Wei Wang
Joanna Huang Facundo Farias
Bertrand Lallau Esperanza Romero
Andrew Kerr Kirill Izotov
Ryan McNair Aneesh Puliyedath Udumbath
Martin Lopes Ruslan Kiianchuk
Donald Dugger Roland Hochmuth
Don Talton Ihor Stehantsev
Ren Qiaowei Tim Landscheidt
Matthew Gilliard Malini Kamalambal
Ronak Shah Nicolas PLANEL
Jay Lee

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack at FOSDEM 2014

FOSDEM 2014 is over and it was a great event for OpenStack in Europe. We had a booth wonderfully staffed by Association des Utilisateurs Francophones d’OpenStack, distributed lots of gratis tshirts, flyers, met hackers with lots interesting questions about using OpenStack and developing it. Thierry Carrez spoke twice, about the burgeoning OpenStack jobs market and about the super infrastructure powering our development process. The most common reaction was: “i had no idea OpenStack was so big”. There were lots of other talks about OpenStack-related projects, too. We’ll keep going to Bruxelles and advocating FOSDEM organizers to find always bigger rooms.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 24 – 31)

OpenStack 2014: Powered by Users

If momentum is any indication, 2014 is poised to be a defining year for OpenStack. All of our vital statistics, from community growth to code commits and tracked deployments, doubled in 2013, and all signs point to continued growth. As we start a new year, we in the OpenStack Foundation are putting our resources behind elevating the voice of OpenStack users and tightening the feedback loop between users and developers to influence decisions such as the scope of the project, new feature priorities, interoperability requirements and operational best practices.

New Foundation Gold Members & Sponsors

The OpenStack Foundation is thrilled to have new additions to our ecosystem. Three new Gold Members and 18 Corporate Sponsors have recently joined the incredible list of companies who are supporting the Foundation and driving innovation on the platform.  AptiraHuawei and Hitachi won the OpenStack Board’s approval at the November board meeting and joined the Foundation as Gold members, which requires a strong, strategic commitment to the technology and community. We’ve also seen amazing support in Corporate Sponsorship and we want to share the impressive list of recent additions.

OpenStack Commitment to Interoperability

Now that OpenStack has tons of users, we need to make sure all (downstream) products labeled “OpenStack” have a certain set of core capabilities, and we need to verify those with automated tests just like we do upstream.  End-users should be our focus, and ensuring they get what they want and expect out of the platform once it’s running as a service is paramount.  The goal is to define the first set of tests in time for the May 2014 Summit in Atlanta. If this matters to you, get involved!

Maturing the Horizon Overview Page Part 1 and Part 2

User experience designer Liz Blanchard goes into details about tells in two blog post how she and Ju approached the designing of the Overview page for Horizon.

OpenStack Object Storage release 1.12.0

New release of OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) with new features for operators and end-users alike.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Most Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Shalini khandelwal Zoltan Arnold Nagy
Ronelle Landy Aaron Greengrass
salman memon Renat Akhmerov
Tzanetos Balitsaris Ren Qiaowei
Jesse Noller Douglas Mendizabal
li,chen
Steven Weston
Mat Lowery
Jesse Noller
Hirofumi Ichihara
Ed Leafe
Alexander Tivelkov
Pierre Padrixe
Morgan Jones
Matthew Booth
IvanBerezovskiy
Dan Dyer
Allison Randal
Liping Mao
Assaf Muller
 Heather Whisenhunt

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 17 – 24)

Icehouse-2 development milestone available

The second milestone of the Icehouse development cycle, “icehouse-2″ is now available for Keystone, Glance, Nova, Horizon, Neutron, Cinder, Ceilometer, Heat, and Trove. Including the oslo libraries, “only” 50 blueprints were implemented and about 650 bugs were fixed during this milestone, which is slightly less than our usual velocity at that point in the cycle. This is mostly due to the recent issues in gating and the end-of-year holiday season. The next development milestone, icehouse-3, is scheduled for March 6th.

Organizing a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day – Mon Jan 27th

Developers may have noticed issues with our gate and in order to improve the situation Sean Dague proposed a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day on Jan 27th. All developers are encouraged to focus on fixing bugs on the OpenStack CI infrastructure.

OpenStack Swift as backend for Git

The fine folks at Enovance have written about the advantages of using Swift as backend for Git. In a recent blog post they gave also some details about what happens in Git (server side) when a client pushes or fetches objects. They’ve now shared more operational details on how to handle Swift as a backend to store repositories.

Tips ‘n Tricks

By Andreas Jaeger: Python Virtualenv awesomeness – and developing openstack-doc-tools and Setting up gating in the OpenStack intrastructure

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories and Security Notes

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Got Answers?

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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Xav Paice Tapan
Donald Stufft Ralf Haferkamp
Zhang Yang Ken Pepple
Eli Klein Jerry Johnson
Gregory Haynes Gregory Haynes
Aaron Weitekamp Eric Brown
JiaHao Li Balazs Gibizer
tinytmy Trevor McKay
LeileiZhou Svetlana Dobogoeva
Joel Friedly Paul Nelson
Enol Fernández Mike Spreitzer
Maxim Kulkin John Speidel
Dima Shulyak IWAMOTO Toshihiro
lizheming Evgeny Fedoruk
Andrew Lazarev
Yuanhui Liu
Kaitlin Farr
Ronelle Landy
Matthew Fischer
Dieter P

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 10 – 17)

Election Results for Individual and Gold Directors

Each January two of the Foundation member classes hold elections to determine their Board representatives for 2014. The Gold Members held their election on January 6th-7th while Individual Members elected their Directors between Jan 12th-17th.

Today the 2014 election of Individual Directors has closed and the official results are in. The elected and appointed directors will be seated at the next board meeting, at 12:00pm PST on January 30th. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Individual Director election and congratulations to our new and returning directors. The composition of the board is on OpenStack blog.

Atlanta Summit – Call for Speakers Open + Sponsor & Registration Info

Marching rapidly to our next big gathering: the OpenStack Summit will be held in Atlanta, Georgia May 12-16, 2014. The official page for Atlanta contains the latest announcements. The Summit is a five-day conference for OpenStack contributors, enterprise users, service providers, application developers and ecosystem members.  Attendees can expect visionary keynote speakers, 200+ breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, collaborative design sessions and lots of networking. Keynote sessions will take place Monday and Tuesday, the main conference will run Monday – Thursday. The Design Summit, a special track for active technical contributors to plan the next software release, will run Tuesday – Friday.

Where to ask question and find help OPW Experience with OpenStack Part 1

One of our awesome intern from the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) shares her experience towards solving a problem while getting stared with OpenStack.

Organizing a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day – Mon Jan 27th

Developers may have noticed issues with our gate and in order to improve the situation Sean Dague proposed a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day on Jan 27th. All developers are encouraged to focus on fixing bugs on the OpenStack CI infrastructure.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Don Domingo Travis Tripp
Xiaolin Zhang RonenKat
Jorge L. Williams Guido Günther
Vahid Hashemian Eugeniya Kudryashova
Michael Krotscheck Ya Hong Du
Jerry Cai Thai Tran
Alexander Ignatov Khyati Sheth
Roman Rader Justin Pomeroy
Jeffrey J. Walls Doug Fish
Aditya Patawari lintan
Joris Roovers Sergey Reshetnyak
Guido Günther Cindy Lu
João Vale songqianxia
Roman Rader
Lance Bragstad
Khanh-Toan TRAN
Maithem
Dmitry Borodaenko
Nassim Babaci
Thiago da Silva
David Charles Kennedy

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

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Election Results for Individual and Gold Directors

Each January two of the Foundation member classes hold elections to determine their Board representatives for 2014. The Gold Members held their election on January 6th-7th while Individual Members elected their Directors between Jan 12th-17th.

Today the 2014 election of Individual Directors has closed and the official results are in. The elected and appointed directors will be seated at the next board meeting, at 12:00pm PST on January 30th. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Individual Director election and congratulations to our new and returning directors. The composition of the board will be as follows:

Individual Directors

  • Tim Bell
  • Yujie Du
  • Alex Freedland
  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Mark McLoughlin
  • Monty Taylor
  • Troy Toman

Gold Directors

  • Simon Anderson
  • Randy Bias
  • Tristan Goode
  • Joshua McKenty
  • Boris Renski
  • Sean Roberts
  • Imad Sousou
  • Lew Tucker

Platinum Directors

  • Alan Clark
  • Eileen Evans
  • Toby Ford
  • Chris Kemp
  • Van Lindberg
  • Todd Moore
  • Brian Stevens
  • John Zannos

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 3 – 10)

How are we picking the OpenStack DefCore “must pass” tests?

WARNING LABEL: THE FOLLOWING SELECTION CRITERIA ARE PRELIMINARY TO GET FEEDBACK AND HELP VALIDATE THE PROCESS.
As part of the DefCore work, we have the challenge of taking all the Tempest tests and figuring out which ones are the “must-pass” tests that will define core (our note pages).  We want to have a very transparent and objective process for picking the tests so we need to have well defined criteria and a selection process.

OpenStack @ FOSDEM ’14

Every year, free and open source developers from all over Europe and beyond converge in cold Brussels for a week-end of talks, hacking and beer. OpenStack will be present ! We have a number of devroom and lightning talks already scheduled.

Becoming a Core Contributor: the fast track

Anyone willing to become a better Free Software contributor is invited to attend the next session of Upstream University in advance of FOSDEM. The training starts January 30th, 2014 in the morning, at a walking distance from Grand Place in Brussels.

Organizing a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day – Mon Jan 27th

Developers may have noticed issues with our gate and in order to improve the situation Sean Dague proposed a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day on Jan 27th. All developers are encouraged to focus on fixing bugs on the OpenStack CI infrastructure.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from previous events

Other News

Got Answers?

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Nassim Babaci Julien Leloup
Eugeniya Kudryashova Murali Allada
Daniel Kuffner Georgy Okrokvertskhov
Le Tian Ren David Pippenger
Ildiko Vancsa Pradeep Kilambi
Bo Tang Jon Snitow
Lee Li Viswa Vutharkar
Jia Dong Vahid Hashemian
Rafael Folco
Peter Balland
reachlin
Toshiyuki Hayashi
Le Tian Ren
Jerry Cai
Ihar Hrachyshka
Christoph Kassen
Maxim Kulkin
Simon Luo
lizheming
Tim Bell
Sebastien Badia
Nithya Ganesan

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 3 2014)

OpenStack Documentation Wrap Up for 2013

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. Anne Gentle looks at the past year in review.

OpenStack strong at LinuxConfAustralia (LCA)

A full-day miniconf on Tuesday and a bunch of talks in the main conference track:

And there’s at least one talk on third-party testing in the CI miniconf on Monday (schedule still TBD), and maybe more surprises.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from previous events

Other News

Got Answers?

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Gustavo Franklin Nobrega Gustavo Franklin Nobrega
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Igor A. Lukyanenkov Igor A. Lukyanenkov
Caleb Tennis Caleb Tennis
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Babitha Babitha
Yuanchao Sun

Latest Activity In Projects

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OpenStack Reactions

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