OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (May 1 – 8)

Snapshot of the OpenStack community behind Kilo

The OpenStack community that helped create the Kilo release has done some seriously heavy lifting. For the 11th release, there were more contributors, more companies involved and more work across time zones than ever before.

Heat SoftwareConfig resources – primer/overview.

Steve Hardy provides an overview of Heat’s Software Configuration resources, as a preface to digging in more detail into the structure of TripleO heat templates, which leverage SoftwareConfig functionality to install and configure the deployed OpenStack cloud.

Ceph vs Swift – An Architect’s Perspective

A description of architectural details and differences between Ceph and Swift by Christian Huebner. A useful preview of his talk on the same topic at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

New Specs This Week

OpenStack Reactions

Saying hello for the first time at the summit to someone we know on IRC

Saying hello for the first time at the summit to someone we know on IRC

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OpenStack Trainings and Certifications Available in Vancouver

It’s almost here! The OpenStack Summit in Vancouver is just around the corner, and we wanted to update you on some upcoming OpenStack Training and Certification classes that will take place in Vancouver around the Summit dates (May 18-22). For those of you traveling, you might want to take advantage of these offers and make the most of your visit.
 
Training Offerings:
Mirantis Training for OpenStack Bootcamp I (OS100) 
Ubuntu OpenStack Fundamentals Training
 
Certification Exams:
Free Red Hat OpenStack Exams: Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam
  • Date: Sunday, May 17
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Location: Suite 1, Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3B5 (near the convention center.)
  • Register herehttps://engage.redhat.com/free-exam-seat-e-201505010215
Mirantis Training OpenStack Administrator Certification – Professional Level (MCA200) 
If you have any questions regarding the above Training and Certifications, please contact the member companies directly for more information.
See you in Vancouver!

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 24 – May 1)

Kilo Logo

Superuser Awards final faceoff: your vote counts

Four great finalists, but only one can win: it’s a close call as the voting deadline approaches for this edition of the Superuser Awards.

Snapshot of the OpenStack community behind Kilo

The OpenStack community that helped create the Kilo release has done some seriously heavy lifting. For the 11th release, there were more contributors, more companies involved and more work across time zones than ever before.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

  • Relax for a day :)

Reports from Previous Events

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

OpenStack Israel CFP Voting is Open

PyCon-AU Openstack miniconf CFP closes May 8th

Other News

OpenStack Reactions

    Kilo released. Going to the next one.

Kilo released. Another smooth ride to the next one.

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 17 – 24)

Why you should attend an OpenStack Summit

OpenStack Summits don’t miss a beat – with a schedule full of diverse breakout sessions, captivating speakers, off-the-wall evening events and the occasional surprise, it’s the twice-yearly event you simply cannot miss. What would you add to the list of 10 most memorable summit moments to date?

Gnocchi 1.0: storing metrics and resources at scale

Gnocchi provides a scalable way to store and retrieve data and metrics from instances, volumes, networks and all the things that make an OpenStack cloud. Gnocchi also provides a REST API that allows the user to manipulate resources (CRUD) and their attributes, while preserving the history of those resources and their attributes. The Gnocchi team takes great pride in the quality of their documentation too, fully available online.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Reports from Previous Events

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

OpenStack Israel CFP Voting is Open

PyCon-AU Openstack miniconf CFP open

Other News

OpenStack Reactions

 

Having to look for an error into a devstack log

Having to look for an error into a devstack log

 

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 10 – 17)

OpenStack DefCore Community Review – TWO Sessions April 21 (agenda)

During the DefCore process, we’ve had regular community check points to review and discuss the latest materials from the committee. With the latest work on the official process and flurry of Guidelines, we’ve got a lot of concrete material to show. To accommodate global participants, we’ll have TWO sessions (and record both):

  1. April 21 8 am Central (1 pm UTC) https://join.me/874-029-687

  2. April 21 8 pm Central (9 am Hong Kong) https://join.me/903-179-768

Help pick the new logos for OpenStack User Groups & OpenStack Days

We are introducing a unique logo for OpenStack User Groups, to help recognize official groups and their important role in helping grow the OpenStack Community. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday April 22, 2015.

Let your voice be heard: vote for the Superuser Award!

The Superuser Awards, first launched at the Paris Summit, recognize a team that uses OpenStack to meaningfully improve their business and differentiate in a competitive industry, while also contributing back to the community. This time, the OpenStack community votes to select the winner.

OpenStack breaks a new record for active contributors

With 556 active contributors per month, this first quarter of 2015 is the highest in the history of OpenStack. Compared to the previous quarter, core and regular contributors have also increased 10 percent and 20 percent, respectively. You can read the complete report, including details of the methodology, on the Activity Board repository or take deep into the activity of OpenStack individual projects.

PTL Election Conclusion and Results

Congratulations to the newly elected PTL John Garbutt for Nova and thank you Michael Still for the hard work. The other PTLs have not been challenged but there are some changes. The list and full announcement on the mailing list.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

OpenStack Reactions

Seeing another +1 email for a core nomination

Seeing another +1 email for a core nomination

 

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 3 – 10)

Making your list and checking it twice for the OpenStack Vancouver Summit

Emily Hugenbruch shared her pre-summit checklists: great tips there.

OVN and OpenStack Integration Development Update

The Open vSwitch project announced the OVN effort back in January and Russell Bryant started to look into it. He reports about OVN, calling it “a promising open source backend for OpenStack Neutron”.

OpenStack in the classroom

Amrith Kumar announced an effort to work with educational institutions in Massachusetts and near Toronto (where Tesora has offices) to try and make available a course on cloud computing with OpenStack as the exemplar system.

OpenStack In The Enterprise

A new mini-portal on openstack.org website to discover use cases and white papers from the enterprise world.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

  • None

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

OpenStack Reactions

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when the entire gate is borked and you’re trying to figure out why.

 

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 27 – Apr 3)

Game changer: inside Adobe’s new Marketing Cloud architecture

The Adobe Marketing Cloud powers software-as-a-service marketing for outfits such as the Los Angeles Kings, eBags and Verizon Wireless. When the IT infrastructure team in Adobe’s Digital Marketing group realized it was time for an evolutionary revamp, it turned to OpenStack and VMware to up its game.

Nominations for OpenStack PTLs (Program Technical Leads) are now open

Nominations for OpenStack PTLs (Program Technical Leads) are now open and will remain open until April 9, 2015 05:59 UTC. To announce your candidacy please start a new openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org mailing list thread with the program name as a tag, example [Glance] PTL Candidacy with the body as your announcement of intent. People who are not the candidate, please refrain from posting +1 to the candidate announcement posting. Additional information about the nomination process can be found on the wiki.

Additions to OpenStack git namespace

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

  • None

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

OpenStack Reactions

weareyourfriend

Keep getting random -1 from Jenkins

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 20 – 27)

OpenStack DefCore Process Draft Posted for Review [major milestone]

OpenStack DefCore Committee is looking for community feedback about the proposed DefCore Process. March has been a month for OpenStack DefCore milestones. At the March Board meeting, the first official DefCore Guideline (called DefCore 2015.03) was approved. And the first DefCore Process draft is ready to be committed.

2015 OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest

It’s that time of year again and we’re looking for a new design to grace OpenStack’s T-Shirts. Here’s your chance to show us your creative talent and submit an original design for our 2015 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest!

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

OpenStack @ PyCon 2015: Booth info, looking for volunteers, posting of jobs, OpenStack presentations

Other News

OpenStack Reactions

Lion hugs man

Yes, I’ll be your mentor for Outreachy

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2015 OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest

It’s that time of year again and we’re looking for a new design to grace OpenStack’s T-Shirts. Here’s your chance to show us your creative talent and submit an original design for our 2015 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest!

If you’d like to participate simply send a sketch of your design to [email protected].

Deadline: April 17, 2015

The winning design will be showcased on T-Shirts given out at an upcoming OpenStack event as well as on the new OpenStack online store!

2015 T-Shirt Contest

(Click image to view deadline restrictions)

For some inspiration, check out last year’s winning design by Jaewin.  Get your pencils sharpened or fire up your design software of choice and send us your sketches! We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with!

2014 Winning T-Shirt Design

2014 OpenStack Winner

 

 

Guidelines:

  • The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material; by entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work
  • Design should be one that appeals to the majority of the OpenStack developer community
  • Design may include line art, text, and photographs
  • Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″ (inches)
  • Design may use a maximum of three colors

The Fine Print:

  • One entry per person, please. And it must be original art. Content found on the internet rarely has the resolution needed for print, and it’s considered unlawful to use without permission.
  • Submissions will be screened for merit and feasibility, and we reserve the right to make changes such is image size, ink or t-shirt color before printing.
  • By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by the OpenStack Foundation including, but not limited to, the OpenStack website, the OpenStack online store, and future marketing materials.
  • The OpenStack Foundation reserves the right to final decision.
  • The creator of the winning design will receive attribution on the T-shirt and public recognition on the OpenStack website!