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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 20 – 27)

OpenStack “J” naming poll closed

Polls closed, the OpenStack community decided: Juno will be the name of the OpenStack development cycle starting in May 2014, after the Icehouse cycle completes.

Third party testing with Turbo-Hipster

Soon you are going to see a new robot barista leaving comments on Nova code reviews. He is obsessed with espresso, that band you haven’t heard of yet, and easing the life of OpenStack operators.  Doing a large OpenStack deployment has always been hard when it came to database migrations. Running a migration requires downtime, and when you have giant datasets that downtime could be hours. To help catch these issues a new zuul worker called Turbo-Hipster will run your patchset’s migrations against copies of real databases. This will give you valuable feedback on the success of the patch, and how long it might take to migrate.

How to Upgrade an OpenStack Swift Cluster with No Downtime

OpenStack Swift deployers can upgrade from one version of Swift to the next with zero downtime for end users. This has been supported since the initial release of OpenStack Swift back in 2010.

OpenStack Project Update Webinars

To allow for broader participation, we’ve scheduled post-Summit webinars with the Project Team Leads (PTLs) to provide the latest project updates rather than schedule these tracks during the Summit. Next scheduled events:

Tuesday, January 7, 2013
7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Mark Washenberger, Image Service (Glance); Julien Danjou, Telemetry (Ceilometer); John Griffith, Block Storage (Cinder)
Register: http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/4BC36YZQ

Thursday, January 9, 2013
Noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern*
Project team leads: Steve Baker, Orchestration (Heat) and David Lyle, Dashboard (Horizon)
Register: http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/AXQYKMP7

Recorded session

Russell Bryant, Compute (Nova) and John Dickinson, Object Storage (Swift)

The recording of the session by Mark McClain, Networking (Neutron) and Dolph Mathews, Identity (Keystone) will be published as soon as possible.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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!

Pentheus Jia Dong
Lee Li Yuanchao Sun
Sergey Nikitin Michael Krotscheck
Taurus Cheung JiaHao Li
Vadim Rovachev Haojie Jia
Tim Bell Bob Callaway
Stanislav Kudriashev Sergey Nikitin
Ken Perkins Dmitry Kulishenko
shihanzhang
Navid Shaikh
Jaume Devesa
Igor A. Lukyanenkov
Cedric Brandily
Feng Ju
Yanis Guenane
Mikhail Durnosvistov

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

Watching the zuul queue testing my change

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 13 – 20)

What Is VMware Up To With OpenStack?

As a former vSphere and now OpenStack Architect, Kenneth Hui has been following with much interest the courtship ritual that VMware has been performing with the OpenStack project.  Dan Wendlandt and the entire OpenStack Team at VMware has been busy courting the OpenStack community at various venues, including the recent OpenStack Summit.  For the Grizzly release, VMware began contributing code to integrate vSphere with OpenStack; the code contribution has steadily increased both in quantity and in scope moving into Havana and continuing into the upcoming Icehouse release. His views are based on his experience working with VMware and their products and observing their involvement in the OpenStack community (he doesn’t work at Vmware nor has any special inside knowledge).

OpenStack Project Update Webinars

To allow for broader participation, we’ve scheduled post-Summit webinars with the Project Team Leads (PTLs) to provide the latest project updates rather than schedule these tracks during the Summit. Next scheduled events:

Tuesday, January 7, 2013
7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Mark Washenberger, Image Service (Glance); Julien Danjou, Telemetry (Ceilometer); John Griffith, Block Storage (Cinder)
Register: http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/4BC36YZQ

Thursday, January 9, 2013
Noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern*
Project team leads: Steve Baker, Orchestration (Heat) and David Lyle, Dashboard (Horizon)
Register: http://openstack.enterthemeeting.com/m/AXQYKMP7

Recorded session

Russell Bryant, Compute (Nova) and John Dickinson, Object Storage (Swift)

The recording of the session by Mark McClain, Networking (Neutron) and Dolph Mathews, Identity (Keystone) will be published as soon as possible.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from previous events

Security Advisories and Notes

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!

Kiyoung Jung Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
Rodney Beede Mellanox External Testing
Robert C. Barth Ildiko Vancsa
Liz Blanchard Du Yujie
anusha rayani Dave Cahill
Matthew Fischer Dan Genin
Matt Fischer Zhang Jinnan
Cindy Pallares Qiming Teng
Bruce R. Montague Neutron Ryu
Nathan Kinder Devdatta
Dmitry Borodaenko Alexander Chudnovets
Malini Kamalambal Tail-f NCS Jenkins
Bob Callaway Ioram Schechtman Sette
Dmitri Krasnenko
Thomas Bechtold
Matthew D. Wood
Daniel Gollub
Andy Dugas
Matt Kassawara
Vijay Kumar Venkatachalam
Vitaliy Kolosov
Jeremy Salsman

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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The release manager allowing a feature during feature freeze

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OpenStack Project Update Webinars

Each OpenStack Summit we’ve hosted a Project Update track, where the Project Technical Leads (PTLs) share the state of the project and what’s on the roadmap for the next release. Rather than host the Project Update track during the Hong Kong Summit, we are breaking the sessions out into post-Summit webinars, to allow for broader community participation and give the PTLs a chance to regroup from their Design Summit sessions before presenting.

Join us for the remaining OpenStack projects the week of January 6th and maybe a few additional sessions. The current schedule is below along with registration links that will provide meeting instructions. If you are unable to make the scheduled webinars, please note they will be recorded and available to view after the scheduled date below. Thanks.

Completed Sessions

Thursday, January 16, 2013

9 a.m. Pacific/12 Noon Eastern
Project team leads: Sergey Lukjanov, Data Processing (Savanna) and Michael Basnight, Database Service (Trove)
Data Processing Slides: http://slidesha.re/1duJaxP
Database Service Slides:
Recording: http://bit.ly/1g61ulH

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Mark McClain, Networking (Neutron) and Dolph Mathews, Identity (Keystone)
Networking slides: http://bit.ly/JLiu39
Identity slides: http://bit.ly/1bVlcwQ

Thursday, December 19, 2013
7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Russell Bryant, Compute (Nova) and John Dickinson, Object Storage (Swift)
Compute slides: http://bit.ly/JPQ8FE
Object Storage slides: http://bit.ly/1l1CNoP
Recording: http://bit.ly/1c7IOiH

Tuesday, January 7, 2013
7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Mark Washenberger, Image Service (Glance); Julien Danjou, Telemetry (Ceilometer); John Griffith, Block Storage (Cinder)
Image Service slides: http://bit.ly/1enOuG3
Ceilometer slides: http://bit.ly/KQhDzu
Block Storage slides: http://bit.ly/1ewskiN
Recording: http://bit.ly/1iYl8BF

Thursday, January 9, 2013
Noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern
Project team leads: Steve Baker, Orchestration (Heat) and David Lyle, Dashboard (Horizon)
Orchestration slides: http://bit.ly/1gYXj9U
Dashboard slides: http://bit.ly/1dkFi6R
Recording: http://bit.ly/1cVbYO2

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 6 – 13)

PTL Project Update Webinars Start Next Week

To allow for broader participation, we’ve scheduled post-Summit webinars with the Project Team Leads (PTLs) to provide the latest project updates rather than schedule these tracks during the Summit. We’ll be trying out this new format starting next week. Join us Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern to discuss Neutron, Keystone, Nova, and Swift. Then we’ll take a break for the holidays and finish off with the remaining OpenStack projects finishing January 9. More details will be available Monday, check the blog for sign-up links. If you miss these events, they will be recorded and the recording links shared in a future update.

It’s Summer Internship Time in the Southern Hemisphere!

Since it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere, we can now announce our next round of Outreach Program for Women internships! We have four interns and four mentors this time around. Many thanks to HP, the OpenStack Foundation, and Rackspace for funding our four. HP also stepped in this round and made it possible for more of the nine participating organizations to select interns, including OpenStack. Plus, Red Hat developers are mentoring our interns. Anne Gentle asked each intern, what do you see when you look above your screen? Find out on the blog post!

Release of OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) 1.11.0

The team released the new version of OpenStack Object Storage service: 26 developers worked on it, 5 are new contributors. Lots of changes. Congratulations to the team.

Week-end project: Gerrit-powered meetings agenda

If anyone is looking for a limited-scope infra project to get more familiar with OpenStack Infra, Thierry suggested to develop a new tool to help manage the OpenStack Meetings calendar. Currently people modify a wiki page and some other people are subscribed to page changes and manually reflect them in a Google Calendar, which can be downloaded/imported as .ics. This is extremely error-prone and quite time-consuming.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from previous events

Security Advisories and Notes

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!

nilakhya Stephen Sugden
Verónica Musso Gabriel Pettier
Sergey Slipushenko wanghong
Mikhail Durnosvistov sebastian marcet
Matt Ray Torbjorn Tornkvist
Greg Hill Ryo Miki
Dan Genin Mark
Ryo Miki Itsuro Oda
Rhys Oxenham Irena Berezovsky
Pranesh Steve Kowalik
Matthew Oliver Shree Duth Awasthi
Matt Kassawara Rhys Oxenham
Mark T. Voelker Florent Flament
Anton Donald Dugger
Max Rydahl Andersen Dima Shulyak
Ivan Kolodyazhny Andrey Kurilin
Kei YAMAZAKI ruichen
jichencom koofoss
Thomas Stenberg Terry Tata
Geronimo Orozco Stanislav Kudriashev
Andrey Kurilin Paul McMillan
Shree Duth Awasthi Mike Scherbakov
Jaroslav Henner Matthew Mosesohn
Andy Dugas Geronimo Orozco
sebastian marcet Eiichi Aikawa
Saranya Pandian David Koo
Cristian A Sanchez Anton
Everett Toews
Ed Bak
Dylan Yu
Daniel Kuffner
Ana Krivokapić
Jianyong Chen
Max Rydahl Andersen
Sergey Slipushenko
Rodney Beede
Peter Hamilton
Pentheus
Don Talton
David Wittman
Andrew Woodward
Ken Giusti
Guilherme Birk

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

Looking for the failed tempest test in jenkins/devstack log

Searching for the failed tempest test in devstack log from jenkins

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 29 – Dec 6)

Wrapping up the OpenStack Travel Support Program – Icehouse

The OpenStack Foundation brought 18 people to Hong Kong thanks to the grants offered by the first edition of the Travel Support Program, sponsored by Intel. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The program aims at covering costs for travel and accommodation for key contributors to the OpenStack project to join the community at the Summits.

Adopt an operator?

Lorin Hochstein made what he calls “a modest proposal”: a program to pair up individual OpenStack developers with OpenStack operators to encourage better information flow from ops to devs. Sounds intriguing, it may be a way to try tightening the gap between developers and users of OpenStack. Another proposal trying to address the same issue was sent to the User Committee mailing list. What do you think?

Vmware Workstation / Fusion / Player Nova driver

The fine folks at Cloudbase are heavily using VMware Workstation and Fusion for development, demos and PoCs. They have replaced their automation scripts with a fully functional Nova driver and use OpenStack APIs and Heat for the automation. They published the results of their work as a Nova driver on github.com.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming 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!

wangchy Valeriy Ponomaryov
Ed Bak Vadim Rovachev
Valeriy Ponomaryov Shalini khandelwal
Ramon Acedo Richard Lee
Rafael Folco Pavlo Shchelokovskyy
Jaroslav Henner Debasish Chowdhury
Tristan Cacqueray tshirtman
Shilla Saebi Sergey Kolekonov
Nadya Privalova Ravi Kumar Pasumarthy
Dylan Yu Guilherme Birk
Andrei Ostapenko Jay Dobies
koofoss David Ostrovsky
Sergio Cazzolato Bruce Benjamin
Ruslan Kamaldinov Vladan Popovic
Marios Andreou Scott Adkins
Ilya Tyaptin Joris Roovers
Andres Buraschi Shawhin Tech
Abhishek Chanda Abhishek Chanda
Juan Manuel Ollé

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

When my patch gets positive reviews

When my patch gets positive reviews

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Wrapping up the OpenStack Travel Support Program – Icehouse

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The OpenStack Foundation brought 18 people to Hong Kong thanks to the grants offered by the first edition of the Travel Support Program, sponsored by Intel. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The program aims at covering costs for travel and accommodation for key contributors to the OpenStack project to join the community at the Summits.

We had 18 people accepted in the program from 11 countries and all continents (except Antarctica)! Four people travelled from India, two from south-east Asia, three from Europe, three from North America, four from Oceania and the rest from Africa and South America. Of the 26 total applicants, four were fully paid by their employers and didn’t need the grants, four couldn’t be accepted due to paperwork problems because of local political turmoil.

The Foundation spent a total of US$16,742 for accommodations and US$11,795.61 for flights, with a total cost for the Foundation of over US$30,000 including the costs of the 11 access passes granted to the non-ATCs (Active Technical Contributors). Luckily most people were able to share the rooms, which cost US$1,522 each allowing more people to be able to participate in the program.

This was the first time the OpenStack Foundation ran the program and we would like to continue running and expanding it in 2014. As one of the recipients of the travel grant, Terri Yu told us:

As great as it is to work with people on IRC, you’re not getting the full OpenStack experience by sitting in front of your computer.  You have to meet people.  If there is an important contributor who can’t get to the Summit, I’d like to see them funded by the Travel Support Program.

We’ll soon start working on the “J” edition of the Travel Support Program, to help people get to Atlanta (Georgia) in the USA in May 2014. Watch this space for announcements.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 22 – 29)

Friday Dec 20th – Doc Bug Day

This month, docs reaches 500 bugs, making it the 2nd-largest project by bug count in all of OpenStack. Yes, it beats Cinder, Horizon, Swift, Keystone and Glance, and will soon surpass Neutron. In order to start the new year in a slightly better state, we have arranged a bug squash day. Save the date: Friday, December 20th https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Documentation/BugDay.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

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!

chenhaiq Ilya Tyaptin
berlin Verónica Musso
Tianpeng Wang Matthew Oliver
Miguel Angel Ajo Konstantin Permyakov
Daisuke Morita Charles V Bock
钱林 Abhijeet Malawade
Yanis Guenane jichencom
Lars Kellogg-Stedman eaglezpf
Richard Hawkins Steven Westonhttp://www.openstack.org/software/openstack-shared-services/
alejandro emanuel paredes Sam Harwell
Nicholas Shobe xiayu
Xinyuan Huang
Nikolay Starodubtsev
Matthew Gilliard
LiShaokai
Jaime Gil de Sagredo
Ivar Lazzaro
Yathiraj Udupi
yogesh-mehra
Thomas Leaman
Miguel Angel Ajo
Maksym Iarmak
Gonéri Le Bouder
Gonéri Le Bouder
Gerry Drudy
Gastón

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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Developers on IRC when the gate is broken

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 15 – 22)

Spinning up OpenStack “DefCore” Committee by spotting elephants

This week, Joshua McKenty, Rob Hirschfeld and a handful of interested individuals (board member Eileen Evans included) met to start organizing the DefCore* Committee. This standing committee was established by an OpenStack Foundation resolution just before the Hong Kong Summit. This action was an immediate result of the unanimous passage of the 10 Principles that Rob was driving in the DefCore “Spider” cycle. Read the summary of the outcomes of the first meeting.

How to get new questions on Ask OpenStack via email

Email is still one of the best mechanism to get push notifications, so getting automatic nudges via email from Ask OpenStack is useful. I took some time to document how to get an email message every time a new question is asked on Ask OpenStack.

Who Wrote OpenStack Havana Docs?

Indulging with our own Anne Gentl in the glorious beauty of numbers and metrics, following up on a similar post about previous release, Who Wrote OpenStack Grizzly Docs? At the time Grizzly had 79 docs contributors overall, with 3 of them writing half of the changes for Grizzly. This time the team grew to 130 docs contributors with 7 of them writing just over half the changes in overarching install/config/deploy/operations guides. Progress! We also had at least three supporting companies hire writers dedicated to OpenStack upstream docs.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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

Yidan Zhang Miguel Angel Ajo
jiangang Yaroslav Lobankov
Takashi NATSUME Sergio Cazzolato
Leandro Ignacio Costantino Radoslav Gerganov
Max Lobur Leandro Ignacio Costantino
Jon-Paul Sullivan John Wood
Gonéri Le Bouder Jarret Raim
Ana Krivokapić Cristian A Sanchez
Steven Lang alejandro emanuel paredes
vlowther Sean Winn
Ken Giusti Peter Lomakin
Pablo Andres Fuente
Nathan Kinder
Marc Solanas
Ma Wen Cheng
Denis Egorenko
ChrisBuccella
Andres Buraschi
Yair Fried
Steven Lang
Shilla Saebi
Rossella Sblendido
Nadya Privalova
Bob Melander
Tristan Cacqueray
Jiri Tomasek
Daisuke Morita

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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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 1 – Nov 15)

Our first OpenStack Ambassadors

Following on from our earlier discussions about the OpenStack Ambassador Program, it is with great excitement that the Foundation introduced the first OpenStack Ambassadors. In this initial stage, we were only looking for a small number but were very honoured to have applications from many more excellent candidates and will aim to introduce more ambassadors in the next 6 months. The ambassadors are currently working to scope out the program and are keen to start making an impact in our community. Follow the discussion on the community mailing list.

Welcome new Gold Members Aptira, Hitachi, and Huawei!

The OpenStack Board of Directors approved Aptira, Hitachi and Huawei as Gold Members of the OpenStack Foundation. The companies are based in Australia/India, Japan and China respectively, and range from a startup to established, multinational corporations.

OpenStack User Survey Statistics November 2013

The OpenStack User Committee and Foundation staff conducted a survey of OpenStack cloud operators and end users, and are sharing the results with the community this week during the OpenStack Summit Hong Kong. The goal of the survey is to give users a strong voice in the community to share their technical requirements, feedback and best practices with the developers building OpenStack, as well as other cloud operators.

The survey generated 822 responses and catalogued 387 OpenStack cloud deployments across 56 countries.  A few key highlights on the detailed blog post and infographic.

Expect the Minus One

We want your patches for OpenStack, Keystone. Just don’t be surprised when it gets a minus one rating. A patch that gets a minus one from a core developer is probably on the right track, it just needs adjustment to fit in with the rest of Keystone. In other words, don’t be afraid, says Adam Young.

DNSaaS with Designate, PowerDNS and NSD4

Designate is a DNS as-a-service project, it is intended to provide a DNS service for creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using its API, as well as providing DNS resolution for users

Reports from OpenStack Hong Kong Summit

Podcast Series From Hong Kong

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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

ling-yun Jon Bernard
Yolanda Robla Gauvain Pocentek
Ondra Machacek Francois Deppierraz
Evgeniy L Dmitry Pyzhov
Mike BRIGHT David Lapsley
Charles Crouch Ondergetekende
ramesh Liusheng
li,chen Jordan OMara
Vladimir Kozhukalov Hoisaleshwara Madan V S
Vladan Popovic Drew Thorstensen
Alexander Chudnovets Tiago Everton Ferraz Martins
Sajid Akhtar Ryan Brady
Miranda Zhang Erik-Martijn Kasimier
Liusheng Arx Cruz
Lana Romain Hardouin
Juan J. Martínez Shaun McCance
George Peristerakis Nikita Konovalov
Samuel de Medeiros Queiroz Mike BRIGHT
Ilya Pekelny Julia Varlamova
Kapil Thangavelu andersonvom
Jon Bernard Marcos Lobo
ChrisBuccella Ruslan Kamaldinov
Paul Czarkowski Rick Hull
Mark Dunnett Marek Denis

Security Advisories

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

Agreeing on a feature to implement at the OpenStack summit

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Our first OpenStack Ambassadors

Following on from our earlier discussions about the OpenStack Ambassador Program, it is with great excitement that I would like to introduce our first OpenStack Ambassadors.

In this initial stage, we were only looking for a small number but were very honoured to have applications from many more excellent candidates and will aim to introduce more ambassadors in the next 6 months.

The ambassadors are currently working to scope out the program and are keen to start making an impact in our community. Follow the discussion on the community mailing list.

Below are brief introductions – but we believe many of you already know and work closely with our newly entitled folk:

Marcelo Dieder is a founding member of the OpenStack Brazil user group and is part of the translation team of OpenStack Brazil. He has helped in the growth of the group, organizing events, lectures and local surveys to attract new users and contributors to the project.

Erwan Gallen is the founder of the OpenStack French user group. He has organized lots of events to promote OpenStack and federate users. He has contributed to the certification process, documentation and help spreading technical knowledge in the OpenStack community. Erwan believes strongly in open cloud interoperability.

Tristan Goode, OpenStack board member, and organiser and supporter of dozens of events across Australia, India and on-line. His vision aims to bring user groups closer together and increase the penetration of OpenStack into new and emerging markets.

Akihiro Hasegawa, one of the board members of  the Japan OpenStack User Group , is the organizer of OpenStack Days Tokyo 2013 and 2014 – the biggest OpenStack Business event in Japan.

Kenneth Hui, lives in New York City, USA and is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups. He is also co-organizer of the Connecticut, New York City, and Philadelphia user groups.

Márton Kiss, founded the Hungarian user group, and hosted Openstack CEE Day. He a have a vision about promoting Openstack in the Central European region and tries to convert sysadmins to devops and change their mind about operating modern IT infrastructure. With cross promoting in Budapest meet ups he have the vision of teaching python and agile development for students, and give more ATCs to Openstack projects.

Ye Lu, runs probably the most popular OpenStack social media channel- Weibo @OpenStack, in addition to arranging meetings in China – attracting more ATCs, and assisting with promotion by interfacing with local media.

Colin McNamara, member of the SFbay OpenStack user group, Core Reviewer on OpenStack Docs and Co-Founder of OpenStack-Training is focused on increasing contribution to OpenStack by lowering barriers to adoption as well as identifying and supporting intellectually gifted individuals in economically disadvantaged areas and situations and connecting them with the tools to improve their situation and OpenStack as a whole.

Kavit Munshi, one of the founders of the India user group, who has developed an innovative plan to introduce OpenStack into universities, and creation of targeted events for the market there aiming to increase adoption.

Michael Still has been hacking on OpenStack since Diablo, and comes from an operations background. He is now a Nova and Oslo core reviewer, but loves to help operators make Nova more reliable. He also runs and speaks at OpenStack events in and around Australia.

Sean Roberts an OpenStack Board Member who runs the San Francisco, USA user group, is also the author of the OpenStack User Groups HowTo. He is now spearheading the community training effort aiming to make OpenStack accessible to more people  worldwide and encouraging community members to participate in outreach, teaching and learning.

Akira Yoshiyama, is an active member of Japan OpenStack User Group. He has driven more than ten OpenStack study meetups/hackathons and lectured in Japan since 2011. He is also one of the Japanese translators of OpenStack Operations Guide and maintainers of openstack.jp.

Please welcome our new volunteers!

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