OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 30 – Feb 6)

OpenStack “L” naming poll

We’d like your help again in selecting the right name for the development cycle and release coming after “Kilo”. Our next summit will happen in Vancouver, BC (Canada) in May. L candidate names were proposed, selected and checked for various issues… leaving 4 candidates on the final public poll. Please take a moment to participate to our poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/openstack-l-naming

Take these OpenStack Infrastructure tools and run!

When you’ve got thousands of proposed patchsets, comments and test environments flooding in every day, you need the right tools to handle them. OpenStack created these free software tools to handle its burgeoning scale – here’s what they can do for you.

How to craft a successful OpenStack Summit proposal

The community has plenty to say: there were over 1,000 proposals for less than 200 talks at the Paris Summit in November 2014. For the upcoming Summit in Vancouver, there are 17 Summit tracks, from community building and security to hands-on labs. The deadline for proposals is February 9.

Musings and Predictions from Superuser’s Editorial Advisors

We spoke to Superuser’s editorial advisory board to hear their perspectives on the Kilo release and what they’re looking forward to as the Vancouver Summit approaches in May.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Reports From Previous Events

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki.

Other News

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 23 – 30)

Working to bridge the developer/end-user divide in OpenStack

The Product Working Group will embark on a listening campaign to improve dialogue between developers and their managers.

How to craft a successful OpenStack Summit proposal

Inspiration, tips and a kick in the pants for the Feb. 9 deadline.

An atomic upgrade process for OpenStack compute nodes

Steve Dake has been involved with the Kolla project, a project to containerize OpenStack as well as Magnum, a project to provide containers as a service. In his blog post he talks about containers, how they are are super useful as an upgrade tool for OpenStack.

Building a cloud career with OpenStack

What can OpenStack do for you? How about helping you along your career? OpenStack is a growing space and there are more than enough jobs still to go around for qualified seekers. So how do you go about getting one of those jobs?

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Reports From Previous Events

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki.

Other News

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Starting to look over migrating a large cloud from nova-network to neutron

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Vancouver Summit Sponsorships Now Available

If you are interested in sponsoring the May 2015 OpenStack Summit in Vancouver – the electronic contract is now available for signature HERE.

Before signing the Summit contract you must first sign the Master Event Sponsorship Agreement. If you’ve previously sponsored the Portland, Hong Kong, Atlanta or Paris Summits then you’ve already completed this step.

Please fully read the Become A Sponsor page and the Sponsorship Prospectus BEFORE executing either of the above agreements.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

 

Thanks for your support!

Mark

@sparkycollier

FOSDEM 2015: Where you can learn more about OpenStack

FOSDEM 2015 is this weekend, 31 January & 1 February in Brussels. There are several OpenStack sessions on the schedule from different community members, as well as an OpenStack booth staffed by volunteers.

If you are attending, here is a list of sessions from different members of the OpenStack community including a session from Release Cycle Management PTL, Thierry Carrez.

If you are interested in learning more about getting involved in the OpenStack community, please stop by our booth that is located in first level of the K building by the Main Infodesk.

FOSDEM map

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 16 – 23)

The Whys and Hows of the Oslo Namespace Change

During the Kilo cycle the Oslo team has been busy deprecating the oslo. namespace in all of our projects. The first question this probably raises for most people is: why? Ben Nemec has the answer in his blog post and also explains how the Common Libraries team has fixed the issue.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Reports From Previous Events

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available. The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki. The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.

Other News

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Waiting for something to happen in my long list of reviews queue

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 9 – 16)

2015 Election Results

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s election. We reached quorum and passed the three bylaws amendments. We also reached quorum in electing eight Individual Directors to the 2015 OpenStack Board of Directors.

And the winner is….

Individual Directors

  • Tim Bell
  • Russell Bryant
  • Alex Freedland
  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Kavit Munshi
  • Egle Sigler
  • Monty Taylor

Platinum Directors

  • Alan Clark
  • Eileen Evans
  • Toby Ford
  • Van Lindberg
  • Mark McLoughlin
  • Todd Moore
  • Imad Sousou
  • John Zannos

Gold Directors

  • Simon Anderson
  • Robert Esker
  • Tristan Goode
  • Steven Hallett
  • Chris Kemp
  • Boris Renski
  • Sean Roberts
  • Lew Tucker

Kilo Nova deploy recommendations

What would a Nova developer tell a deployer to think about before their first OpenStack install? Michael Still shares his thought process to consider your options and make informed decisions.

OpenStack Ambassadors Come Together

Ambassadors to help other user groups through communicating. meeting alternating Weekly on first, third, fifth Tuesdays at 08:00 GMT and second and fourth Fridays at 18:00 GMT on the chat.freenode.net IRC channel: #openstack-meeting-alt.

Small openstack

An interesting conversation on the Operators mailing list discussing request for small installation of openstack (about 3-5 nodes). The messages started in December, continued in January and drifted to discuss distributed glance.

User self registration and management

Adrian Turjak asked on the Development mailing list if there is any interest or need for an open-source user registration and management service for people using OpenStack. There seems to be a basic need a way for users to sign up themselves, choose their own password, and request new users to be added to their project. David Chadwick pointed to a blueprint and a demo of the system for University of Kent.Enrique Garcia also expressed interest in helping out in the effort.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available. The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki. The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.

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Vote for me!

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Why all OpenStack Foundation Individual Members should vote now

HOW TO VOTE: If you are an eligible voter, you should have received an email with the subject “OpenStack Foundation – 2015 Individual Director Election”from [email protected] This email includes your unique voting link. If you did not receive an email, please contact [email protected].

If you are an active member of the OpenStack Foundation, you should have received an email in your inbox with a link to vote for renewal of the Board of Directors and to change the Foundation’s bylaws. The changes to the bylaws make this election different from others and require your vote.

During 2014, the OpenStack community created several revisions of the Bylaws as part of the process to define what makes up core OpenStack functionality. The proposed revisions to the Bylaws are meant to provide flexibility in determining the software required for use of the OpenStack trademarks. The revisions also permit the adoption of the “DefCore” procedures and any changes to those procedures in the future. These amendments have already gone through fifteen revisions with comments from the Technical Committee, DefCore Committee, OpenStack Foundation management, Legal Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors.

Now it’s your turn: the change to the bylaws require that least 25% of the eligible voters cast a vote. If the quorum is not reached, the bylaws won’t change and the work of the Foundation will be more complicated.

You have a duty to fulfill and it won’t take much of your time. You can learn more about the amendments. We need your click to reach the quorum to improve the Foundation.

 

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Week 1, 2015)

Happy 2015!

“First App” Tutorial for OpenStack

OpenStack needs something like the tutorial “Writing your first Django app”. We’re looking for volunteers to flesh out ideas on what this tutorial would look like for OpenStack and how it would work. Particularly we need to think about the kinds of example applications we should go with. There’s an etherpad and your ideas are welcome there or join the conversation.

OpenStack Gold Director Selector Election Results for 2015

  • Aptira – Tristan Goode
  • Cisco – Lew Tucker
  • Dreamhost – Simon Anderson
  • EMC – Sean Roberts
  • Mirantis – Boris Renski
  • Nebula – Chris Kemp
  • (new) NetApp – Robert Esker
  • (new) Symantec – Steven Hallett

Welcome to all and good work!

Women of OpenStack Working Session Update

The WOS Group has a established a new women-of-openstack mailing list and is hosting next week a webinar to help Designing an OpenStack Summit Session Submission for Success. Register now, as this webinar comes just in time for the

OpenStack Summit Vancouver Call For Speakers

Submissions are open now for Vancouver OpenStack Summit 2015.

Gate Bug Triage Conclusion

A few months ago Matthew Treinish wrote about debugging a gate failure. He wrote an update about the conclusion to the triage efforts for the Out Of Memory failures on Neutron jobs. The cause of the failures was running out of memory but what was leading to the OOM failures wasn’t just limited to neutron. It was just that the neutron jobs ran with more services which used more memory which made failures there more common.

Sneak Peek into Heat New Features in OpenStack Kilo Release

Arthur Berezin gives a sneak peek at the new upcoming features in Kilo release, just as the first Kilo milestone has been reached.

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available. The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki. The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.

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Women of OpenStack Working Session Update

In Paris, we added a new Women of OpenStack blueprint working session which gave our group the added opportunity to affect positive change for the Women of OpenStack.

The goal of the blueprint session was to discuss the Women of OpenStack’s charter and outline our top priorities for the next 6 months. Much of our discussion and  brainstorming in the room centered on ways to increase mentorship, leadership, and public speaking opportunities for women working on OpenStack.


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As the session concluded we decided as a group to focus on a few top priorities:

1. Increase the communication among the Women of OpenStack between Summits

As a result we have created a new Women of OpenStack mailing list. You can subscribe to the list herehttp://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/women-of-openstack

Look for more frequent communication to help link us together including who are the Women of OpenStack, what are the projects they are working on, and how you can better connect by subscribing and joining the conversation. 

2. Positively influence the Vancouver and future Summit’s content with more women speakers

To help you prepare a successful speaking proposal, the Women of OpenStack group is sponsoring a webinar on January 15.  Anne Gentle, Niki Acosta and Diane Mueller will share their tips on creating a winning proposal for OpenStack Summits and will answer questions during a Q&A session.  


I am excited that we have been able to take these steps toward
s building a stronger foundation for our Women of OpenStack community. This is a team effort and I want to thank Anne Gentle, Johanna Koester, Claire Massey, and Allison Price for their ideas and dedication to the Women of OpenStack. I look forward to reconvening at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit to review our progress and discuss what we should focus on for the remainder of 2015.

Jessica Murillo is the Vice President of Strategy and Cloud at IBM Systems

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 20 – 26)

Last newsletter of 2014, see you again in 2015!

University of Hawaii College of Education harnesses OpenStack to support faculty research via a secure private cloud

OpenStack powers a Holodeck at University of Hawaii at Manoa… Read the full story on Mirantis blog.

The TOSCA Cloud State of the Union

A nice summary of the status of OpenStack Heat and the relation between the different specifications to describe topology and orchestration in cloud world.

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Reports from Previous Events

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available. The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki. The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.

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