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OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta A Big Success

The first edition of OpenStack Upstream Training completed today in Atlanta: the class made of software developers from around the world, started learning technical and social convention of one of the largest open source collaboration project. During the first day, twenty people picked a real bug or feature to work on, got their development environment setup, signed the CLAs and made the first attempts at committing and reviewing patches. After getting the ‘hard’ technical skills sharpened, the second day of training was all about learning the ‘soft’, social skills necessary to collaborate with a massive amount of people across the continents.

If you saw pictures of legos on twitter tagged #openstack, you have seen images of the OpenStack City role playing game. The students were split in three groups and starts with a city partially built, with a rough master plan for expansion. One group of students acts as the rulers of the city, another group acts as new contributor and the third group acts as the Product Manager of the new contributors. The role game is a nice way to practice the suggestions of the morning. on how to communicate intentions, execute on ideas, interact with other people working on OpenStack components.

With many years of practise contributing to many free software projects, Loic Dachary kindly donated his time to the OpenStack Foundation to lead the training, adapting the content of Upstream University to the specific needs of OpenStack. The class gives strong emphasis on the soft skills necessary to speed up acceptance of contributions. We noticed that over the years, a lot of new contributors, especially occasional ones, don’t have enough exposure to the big picture of OpenStack and these are more likely to be frustrated by the complex set of tools, processes, people between a bug fixed on a local branch and code accepted upstream. Based on the feedback gathered, this first set of graduates from OpenStack Upstream Training will surely get a pleasant experience. Hopefully they’ll keep growing inside OpenStack community and help future first time contributors.

The group is the first set of graduates of OpenStack Upstream Training: David BinghamBob Bennett, Daneyon HansenJacki Bauer, Gangadhar Singh, Om KumarTim FreundRichard ColemanJerry Xinyu Zhao, Sam Su, Shuichiro MakigakiJunichi MatayoshiDerek AndersonDave Fogelson, Ryo KurahashiRajeev GroverSrinivasa AcharyaVishal Thapar, Rashmi, Rohit, Jack Mac. When you meet them this week, please thank them for the time they dedicated to the project and consider them a beautiful present. I, Loic and other mentors will keep meeting online with them in the next weeks, until their chosen contribution will be merged.Thanks to all participants, Loic and Sahid Orentino Ferdjaoui, Édouard Thuleau, Chris Ricker for assisting.

We hope to replicate the training in Paris: stay tuned for the details soon.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 25 – May 2)

DefCore Core Capabilities Selection Criteria SIMPLIFIED -> how we are picking Core

Rob Hirschfeld summarizes the status of discussions within OpenStack community of what is ‘Openstack’. The effort is now summarized in a diagram showing the 12 criterias grouped in 4 main categories. Better go read Rob’s post, it’ll all make sense.

Announcing the O’Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide

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 O’Reilly site.

What It Means To Be In The OpenStack Community (One Member’s Take)

What is Kenneth Hui, Rackspace Technology Evangelist, deeply committed member of OpenStack, doing at a CloudStack conference? Read his blog post to find out what it means to be a good citizen of a community.

Results of the TC Election

Please join me in congratulating the 7 newly elected members of the TC: Thierry Carrez, Jay Pipes, Vishvananda Ishaya, Michael Still, Jim Blair, Mark McClain, Devananda van der Veen. Full results: Full results.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Christina Darretta Abhinav Agrawal
Sam Hague Gabriel Assis Bezerra
Obulapathi Michael Tupitsyn
yummy.bian Laurel Michaels
Tushar Gohad Karin Levenstein
Karin Levenstein Baohua Yang
Andrew James
Tushar Gohad

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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When doing a recheck and falling on an another bug

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OpenStack gets lots of students this summer

The selection’s results are in and OpenStack is adding 10 new people working on our awesome project. Please join me and welcome students from Google Summer of Code and Outreach Program for Women:

  • Artem Shepelev
  • Kumar Rishabh
  • Manishanker Talusani
  • Masaru Nomura
  • Prashanth Raghu
  • Tzanetos Balitsaris
  • Victoria Martínez de la Cruz
  • Virginia Gresham
  • Ana Malagon
  • Nataliia Uvarova

and their awesome mentors Debojyoti Dutta, Yathiraj Udupi, Boris Pavlovic, Hugh Saunders, Sriram, Joshua Hesketh, Arnaud Legendre, Fei Long Wang, Alejandro Cabrera, Mikhail Dubov, Flavio Percoco, Liz Blanchard, Ju Lim, Eoghan Glynn. Mentors do an important job for the community: if you recognize any of their names in Atlanta, show them your appreciation for helping young students get accustomed to the “OpenStack way”.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 4 – 11)

Take the OpenStack User Survey and Change the (OpenStack) World

Still a few more hours to fill in the OpenStack User Survey.

Heartbleed

The bug discovered affecting OpenSSL and “breaking” internet doesn’t directly touch OpenStack but can lead to OpenStack compromise. The width of the problem discovered this week is extremely wide though and I think it’s worth spending some more time learning about it. Mark McLoughlin has collected an impressive amount of links where you can learn more.

Security auditing of OpenStack releases

Nathan Kinder started a conversation about how to deal with high-level security related questions about OpenStack.

How to govern a project on the scale of OpenStack

How an open source project is governed can matter just as much as the features it supports, the speed at which it runs, or the code that underlies it. Some open source projects have what I call a “benevolent dictator for life.” Others are outgrowths of corporate projects that, while open, still have their goals and code led by the company that manages it. And of course, there are thousands of projects out there that are written and managed by a single person or a small group of people for whom governance is less of an issue than insuring project sustainability.

Introducing the OpenStack SDK for PHP

Marrying OpenStack with one of the most popular programming languages on the planet. Write applications to interact with OpenStack public and private clouds, using the APIs. The OpenStack SDK for PHP is meant to be by the community and for the community. It will be able to work with clouds from a variety of vendors or vanilla OpenStack setups.

Tearing down obstacles to OpenStack documentation contributions

Rip. Shred. Tear. Let’s gather up the obstacles to documentation contribution and tear them down one by one. I’ve designed a survey with the help of the OpenStack docs team to determine blockers for docs contributions. If you’ve contributed to OpenStack, please fill it out.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Jason Kincl Manish Godara
Choe, Cheng-Dae Jason Ni
Juan Antonio Osorio Robles vishal yadav
Peter Jönsson Amrith
vaibhav Doug Shelley
Victor Boivie Aimon Bustardo
Marc Abramowitz Igor Duarte Cardoso

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 2014 T-Shirt Design Winner

The colorful design will debut on T-Shirts at PyCon in Montreal this week, and will be distributed at upcoming events worldwide.

‘Glowing stack’ by Jaewin Ong

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OpenStack 2014 T-Shirt Design Winner

The 2014 T-shirt design contest is a wrap! Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity and original designs with us this year.
We are excited to reveal our winner, Jaewin Ong of Singapore! This colorful design will debut on T-Shirts at PyCon in Montreal this week, and will be distributed at upcoming events worldwide.
OpenStack T-Shirt Design
We wanted to learn more about the creative mind behind the design, so we asked Jaewin a few questions:
What was your inspiration for this design?
  • The inspiration was actually the OpenStack logo! Since the logo is already of significance, I thought it would be cool to manipulate it with bright colors and superimposing the outline with itself.
 How long have you been designing?
  • My first design was for a T-Shirt, incidentally, during my freshman year in university. The T-Shirts were printed and sold to raise funds for a committee I was involved in. And I started out with MS Paint! I’ve come a long way.
 Where are you currently working?
  • I’m currently a junior in university pursuing a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
 In what way are you involved in OpenStack?
  • I’m afraid to say that my involvement with OpenStack is minimal. Although, I had some experience with Python during my internship. Otherwise, I do find cloud computing to be rather complex and I admire people who do it.
 Do you publish any of your other work online?
  • I don’t publish my work because I’m doing this out of interest. I would be grateful when it comes to a point where I’m publishing my work for other purposes besides interest.
 Is there anything else you might like to share about yourself?
  • I constantly look for opportunities like this to improve myself. It might not be a big deal to some, but it’s a big deal to me!
Congratulations, Jaewin!
Want to see your design on a future OpenStack T-Shirt? Stay tuned on our blog as we announce upcoming design contests!

 

OpenStack Day Events April – May – June 2014

Several upcoming OpenStack Day events are taking place around the world. Please join us in spreading the word and register soon. We hope to see you there!
OpenStack Day Mexico in Mexico City – April 29
  • When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • Where: World Trade Center Mexico
  • Tickets: Tickets are MXN $200.00, covering all meals, workshops and conferences. Register quickly! 
OpenStack CEE Day in Budapest – May 26
OpenStack in Action 5! in Paris – May 28
  • Attendees will be provided with the raw materials to engage with the community, become a consumer of the technology and take part in its evolution
  • When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Where: CAP 15
  • Admission is free, so register to get an overview of the OpenStack technology, projects updates, challenges, best practices and roadmap for all audiences
#1 OpenStack Day in Milan – May 30
  • When: Friday, May 30, 2014
  • Where: Via Privata Stefanardo de Vimercate
OpenStack Israel in Tel Aviv-Yafo - June 2
Hear about OpenStack’s Icehouse Release from industry thought leaders and local OpenStack users. Following the conference, attend a 3-day training course on the current OpenStack Havana Release
  • When: Monday, June 2, 2014
  • Where: Arts Hall HaBama Herzliya
  • Tickets: We’re expecting +300 OpenStack users, prospective users, ecosystem members and developers to attend, so register quickly!
With an anticipated 500+ attendees from all sectors of London’s wide and diverse tech community, an exciting line-up of speakers and exhibitors, this will be the UK’s largest OpenStack related event this year!
  • When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
  • Where: 155 Bishopsgate
  • Tickets: The early bird rate expires on May 14th, so register quickly before prices increase!
If you are interested in organizing an OpenStack Day event in your area, please contact events@openstack.org.

 

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 28 – Apr 4)

Participate in the OpenStack User Survey by April 11!

We’re kicking off the third round of the OpenStack User Survey this month! If you are an OpenStack user or have customers with OpenStack deployments, please take a few minutes to respond to our User Survey and pass it along to your network. The goals of the survey are to better define the OpenStack user community and requirements, facilitate engagement and communication among the user community, and uncover new use cases or OpenStack users who might be willing to tell their stories publicly.

OpenStack Summit – now with more Ops

A new addition to the busy times in Atlanta: people who run clouds have a place to congregate at the Summit and swap best practices, architectures, ideas and give feedback. The Ops Meetup will be the place for sessions designed to be full-room discussions: there will be no presenters and salient notes will be collaboratively recorded on Etherpads, just like in the Design Summit. Register for the OpenStack Summit, then turn up Monday and Friday to room B308 in Atlanta.

Call for Proposals Open Source @ OpenStack Summit

At this year’s OpenStack Summit we’re going to be offering space to Open Source projects that are important to the OpenStack community. We’re calling it Open Source @ OpenStack, and it’s an opportunity for these projects to hold small design summits with their community members. We’re impressed by the number of projects that have grown in the OpenStack ecosystem, and want to continue the practice we started with StackForge of fostering these projects. We have space and time available for half day sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, both morning and afternoon. If you have a project that you think qualifies for this space, we invite you to submit a proposal for Open Source @ OpenStack.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW or pay extra to join the Summit! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit
  • Check the official agenda

Understanding the obstacles to join OpenStack Documentation Team

We are very interested in increasing the doc contributions and making our doc processes work well for OpenStack as it scales. I believe we can take actions based on the questions here, please send the link to OpenStack contributors as far as you can! Please take this survey to understand the obstacles to doc contributions.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Got Answers?

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Cameron Seader fumihiko kakuma
Sridhar Gaddam Marc Abramowitz
Pablo Fernando Cargnelutti AllenGuo
zhangjialong AlexConrad
Manish Godara Adrian Turjak
Sasikanth Eda Abhishek Kekane
Radu Mateescu kwonho lee
Nicholas Randon john brooker
Edmund Haselwanter iain MacDonnell
Thang Pham Steve McLellan
Federico Gimenez Nieto Paul Czarkowski
Bo Tang Ligong Duan
vaibhav_kale Jens-Christian Fischer
Romain Chantereau Erno Kuvaja
Dana Bauer Salvo
Vitaliy Lotorev Gil Vernik
Erlon R. Cruz Deepak C Shetty
Sphoorti pushpesh
Samuel Stavinoha Juan Antonio Osorio Robles
Joseph Robinson
Chetan Risbud
Ian McLeod
Ana Malagon
ugvddm
Hunter Haugen
Ashish Chandra
Vladimir Kozhukalov
Sean Chandler
Nicholas Randon
Guillaume Espanel
Chad Roberts

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

Life Goes ON

Getting told that this feature will not be accepted before next release

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Call for Proposals Open Source @ OpenStack Summit

UPDATE: Friday, April 18 is the deadline for submissions. 

At this year’s OpenStack Summit we’re going to be offering space to Open Source projects that are important to the OpenStack community. We’re calling it Open Source @ OpenStack, and it’s an opportunity for these projects to hold small design summits with their community members. We’re impressed by the number of projects that have grown in the OpenStack ecosystem, and want to continue the practice we started with StackForge of fostering these projects.

We have space and time available for half day sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, both morning and afternoon. The purpose of the space is to get developers in the same room so they can plan their development for the Juno release cycle. Rather than being a time to market a particular company or technology, it should be an opportunity communication and goal setting. To achieve these goals, we would like participating projects to use the following guidelines:

  • The project needs to be directly related to OpenStack in some way.
  • The project must be open source, with source code available and actively developed.
  • The work needs to be non-commercial and vendor neutral, although a vendor that sponsors a project can organize the meeting.
  • Sessions must be open to anyone who wants to attend. This should be not just an opportunity for core developers to meet, but to also give a venue for people interested in your project to get more information.
  • Meeting notes from the design session should be made publicly available.
  • The group organizers and participants must adhere to the OpenStack Summit Code of Conduct.

If you have a project that you think qualifies for this space, we invite you to submit a proposal for Open Source @ OpenStack. Update: Friday, April 18 is the deadline for submissions. 

Please include:

  • The name of your project.
  • A description of the project and how it relates to OpenStack.
  • The names and contact information for the organizers commiting to hosting the session.
  • Relevant links to project sites such as repositories, bug trackers, and documentation.
  • An estimate of the number of developers you expect to attend your design meeting.
  • A plan for how you intend to use the time and space.

We want to thank everyone for the time and effort they put into supporting OpenStack.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 21 – 28)

OpenStack Summit May 2014 Schedule & Registration Deadlines

The official Summit agenda is now live. Adjustments, edits, additions to the schedule may be made between now and the Summit.  Continue to visit the site for updates.
March 28 is the last day to save 50% off the full price and register for the Summit at the discounted Early Bird rate. Don’t miss out – prices will increase on March 29. Register now.

Running a Baseline Usability Test on Horizon

Over the last few months, a group of folks from multiple companies has been doing research around building a set of Personas to present at the Atlanta Summit. Liz Blanchard wrote up the results of the first usability testing on the most recent (Icehouse) version of the OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon).

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW or pay extra to join the Summit! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit
  • Check the official agenda

How to Build OpenStack Docs and Contributors through Community

Anne Gentle lays the ground for the discussions to be held in Atlanta: collaborate on a request for proposals for a new front-end design for our documentation that can help us make changes to how docs are authored. Also, how to enable non-CLA contributors to the docs. Read more about our Docs team, how it manages to work upstream and coordinate work across continents.

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Joseph Robinson renminmin
Michał Jastrzębski Longgeek
Erlon R. Cruz Thom Leggett
Uros Jovanovic Michał Jastrzębski
Thom Leggett Hareesh Puthalath
Kazutaka Morita Emmet Hikory
Chris Friesen Ryan Hallisey
Luigi Toscano Zhang Gong
Longgeek Vlad Naboichenko
Joseph Matthew Ching Steven DuChene
Jeff Applewhite Sergey Gotliv
Zhang Gong Marco Morais
Therese McHale Luis Fernandez
Allison Randal Jason Kincl
Aleksey Chuprin Steven Gonzales
Ricardo Carrillo Cruz Sergey Murashov
Jay Faulkner Michael Elder
Svechnikov Artur Christian Huebner
Alon Marx Chad Lung
lirenke Alexei Vinogradov
Brandon Logan Feng Xi Yan
Meena Pitchiah
Madhuri Kumari
Jeremiah Patterson
Anna Shen

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

Trying to ping for a review during openstack summit

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 14 – 21)

Upcoming changes to Design Summit format

Since the very beginning of OpenStack we fulfilled our Open Design promise by organizing a developer gathering open to all OpenStack contributors at the beginning of all our development cycles, called the Design Summit. Those events have proven to be an essential part of OpenStack success and growth. Lots of things are changing for the Atlanta “Juno” Summit: staggering conference and Design Summit, no more unconference but “Other Projects” dedicated track, more coordination with cross project discussions. Read the details, do it now.

OpenStack 2013.1.5 released

The OpenStack Stable Maintenance team is happy to announce the release of the 2013.1.5 stable Grizzly release. A total of 44 bugs have been fixed across all projects. These updates to Grizzly are intended to be low risk with no intentional regressions or API changes. The list of bugs, tarballs and other milestone information for each project can be found on Launchpad.

I need some data from the OpenStack user group leaders

OpenStack Ambassadors are compiling user group data. To better track how we’re doing worldwide. Pay attention to messages from your area’s Ambassador as they may need to get a few details about how your OpenStack user group has been doing in the past half-year. The data provided will be used in the first “Regional Activity Report” at the Juno summit.

CERN Cloud Architecture – Update

CERN Cloud Architecture has grown, included a third cell and enabled Ceilometer compute-agent. Because of that CERN needed to perform some architecture changes to cope with the number of nova-api calls that ceilometer compute-agent generates. Read the details provided by Belmiro Moreira.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

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

li jian Ramashri Umale
Russell Haering Joe Fegan
Yuko Fukuda ramesh
Octavian Ciuhandu Srinivasa T N
Boden R Sridhar Gaddam
Adrian Vladu Matthew Edmonds
Ben Bell Jose Idar
mariam john Brandon Logan
Santiago Baldassin Sriram
Om Kumar Kevin Fox
Erno Kuvaja Jeremy Hopkins
Andrew Bramley Andre Aranha
Aleksandr Chirko dingxy
Greg Lucas Sylvain Baubeau
Matt Griffin Piyush Masrani
Jon Grimm Akhil Hingane
boh.ricky
cyli
Ying Li
Thiago Paiva Brito
Jamie Hannaford
Christian Martinez

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

fail-period

submitting a patch that passes Python tests, but realizing jenkins failed you because the commit message has a period at the end

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