Infrastructure Bootcamp

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Recently the Project Infrastructure team hosted a two-day “bootcamp” for people who are interested in contributing to the Project Infrastructure.  The OpenStack project is so large, and continuing to grow, that creating and operating the developer infrastructure for the project itself is a unique challenge.  Because OpenStack receives code contributions from more than 600 developers… Read more »

Introducing the OpenStack Activity Board

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I am pleased to announce that a beta release of the OpenStack Activity Board (beta) is now live. The development Activity Board announced few months ago provides a visual overview of all the OpenStack public activity of community members across multiple dimensions: contributors and organizations, projects and tools. From a single interface, you can easily… Read more »

Hacking on Ebooks

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Gentlemen prefer PDF, according to Tim O’Reilly’s data from Rough Cuts five years ago. At OpenStack we see some preference for PDF, though there are three times as many visits to the HTML version of our Compute Admin manual. Still, the PDF version of the guide is downloaded about five times a day. I do… Read more »

OpenStack Social Media Survey Results

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Over the past week, the OpenStack Community Management team has conducted an online Social Media Engagement survey to better understand the needs and wants of various community member types in relation to the information available. The survey results are available, SurveySummary_06082011 with no details on the participants who answered questions. Based on these results, we… Read more »

Annoucing Dashboard for OpenStack

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Devin Carlen posted information to the OpenStack community on the release of a new Dashboard for OpenStack at https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01069.html. The complete posting is also reproduced here: I’d like to take this opportunity to formally announce the Dashboard for OpenStack. It’s been available on Launchpad for a little while now so I could gather a bit… Read more »

Chef Meets the iPad with OpenStack

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Since OpenStack was announced, we’ve seen a flurry of activity in the developer community. Hundreds of people have made over a thousand contributions and we couldn’t be more excited. Today I’d like to share one of the more unconventional contributions with you. Most of the development activity in OpenStack is in the storage and compute… Read more »