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

 

 The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

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

 

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

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

CB_PyoRUEAAKwgg

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

 

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

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

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

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

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

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!

 

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 13 – 20)

Feature freeze + Kilo-3 development milestone available

We just hit Feature Freeze, so please do not approve changes that add features or new configuration options unless those have been granted a feature freeze exception. This is also String Freeze, so you should avoid changing translatable strings. If you have to modify a translatable string, you should give a heads-up to the I18N team. Finally, this is also DepFreeze so you should avoid adding new dependencies (bumping oslo or openstack client libraries is OK until RC1). If you have a new dependency to add, raise a thread on openstack-dev about it.

The kilo-3 development milestone was tagged, it contains more than 200 features and 825 bugfixes added since the kilo-2 milestone 6 weeks ago. More details on the full announcement.

The joy of contributing to OpenStack

Contributing to OpenStack doesn’t have to be painful. To ease these pain points, OpenStack developed free upstream training.. You can sign up for the next one by May 2.

Another nice reading on the topic is Why your first OpenStack commit will always be the hardest, the interview with Susanne Balle, distinguished technologist with HP Cloud working on platform services.

Leveraging OpenStackClient as your unified command line interface

OpenStackClient v1.0.3 was released last week and this release includes a large number of feature requests and bug fixes. But the even more exciting news is that the OpenStack Technical Committee voted in favor to include OpenStackClient as part of it’s list of official projects! The newly integrated OpenStackClient project will include python-openstackclient, cliff and os-client-config.

Handling High Email Volume with sup

Over the last year, the openstack-dev mailing list has averaged 2500 messages every month. Staying on top of that much email can be challenging, especially with some of the consumer-grade email clients available today. Doug Hellmann recently upgraded his email setup to use sup, a terminal-based mail client. He says the switch helped him process the mailing list, and even keep up with gerrit at the same time. Sounds too good to be true to me. What do you think?

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

  • None

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

OpenStack Reactions

Weird ping pong shot shocks opponent

And ready to commit… oh, when was Feature Freeze again?

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

 

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 6 – 13)

Five years in: Charting the OpenStack galaxy

The Starship Enterprise had a five year mission, to “explore strange new worlds,” among other things, and as we approach the five year mark in our own mission, it’s fun to think about the worlds we’ve seen and contemplate where to go next. Did anyone think we’d have a non-profit foundation in year three, with VMware joining right after we started it? Strange new worlds, indeed.

Check out what’s under the hood at TryStack

Billed as the easiest way to try out OpenStack, this free service lets you test what the cloud can do for you, offering networking, storage, and compute instances, without having to go all in with your own hardware. Dan Radez, whose day job is at Red Hat, unveiled TryStack’s new gear in a lightning show-and-tell talk at the recent Mid-Cycle Ops Meetup.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Reports from Previous Events

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

OpenStack Reactions

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-6xFloLYcJD8/TpN0_8eMnEI/AAAAAAAABcg/t7VTmbfYEUQ/nickshock_thumb.gif

After taking one day off the mailing list …

 

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.

 

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 27 – Mar 6)

OpenStack User Groups get a new home

It’s easy to stay in touch with OpenStack birds-of-a-feather wherever you are, from India to Italy, with the new OpenStack User Groups portal. Even with events all over the globe, it’s super simple to stay current — join a group, and you’ll be notified of new events when they’re created.

The facets of the OpenStack integrated release

Thierry Carrez looks into the various meanings the “integrated release” ended up having in our history, and see how we can better convey that information through separate tags.

DefCore Process 9 Point Graphic balances Community, Vendor, Goverance

Rob Hirschfeld has been working on the OpenStack DefCore process for nearly 3 years and he recognizes that the number #1 challenge of the effort remains how to explain it simply. The DefCore team has nevertheless managed to boil it down into nine key points.

The Road to Vancouver

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

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

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

OpenStack Reactions

killingbug

Killing all bugs before a new release

 

The weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please leave a comment.