Developer Mailing List Digest September 30 – October 6

Summaries

Sydney Forum Schedule Available

TC Nomination Period Is Now Over

Prepping for the Stable/Newton EOL

  • The published timeline is:
    • Sep 29 : Final newton library releases
    • Oct 09 : stable/newton branches enter Phase III
    • Oct 11 : stable/newton branches get tagged EOL
  • Given that those key dates were a little disrupted, Tony Breeds is proposing adding a week to each so the new timeline looks like:
    • Oct 08 : Final newton library releases
    • Oct 16 : stable/newton branches enter Phase III
    • Oct 18 : stable/newton branches get tagged EOL
  • Thread

Policy Community Wide Goal Progress

Tempest Plugin Split Community Wide Goal Progress

  • The goal
  • The reviews
  • List of projects which have already completed the goal:
    • Barbican
    • Designate
    • Horizon
    • Keystone
    • Kuryr
    • Os-win
    • Sahara
    • Solum
    • Watcher
  • List of projects which are working on the goal:
    • Aodh
    • Cinder
    • Magnum
    • Manila
    • Murano
    • Neutron
    • Neutron L2GW
    • Octavia
    • Senlin
    • Zaqar
    • Zun
  • Message

User Group Newsletter – September 2017

Sydney Summit news

Let’s get excited! The Sydney Summit is getting close, and is less than 30 days away!!

Get all your important information in this Summit guide. It includes suggestions about where to stay, featured speakers, a Summit timeline and much more.

The schedule is LIVE! Plan it via the website or on the go with the Summit app. Stuck on where to start with your schedule? See the best of what the Sydney Summit has to offer with this Superuser article.

A SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING TRAVEL!!

*All* non-Australian residents will need a visa to travel to Australia (including United States citizens). Click here for more information

Forum

The Forum is where  (users and developers) gather to brainstorm the requirements for the next release, gather feedback on the past version and have strategic discussions that go beyond just one release cycle.

The Forum schedule brainstorming is well underway! Check out the link below for key dates.

You can read more about the Forum here.

#HacktheStack – Cloud App Hackathon

Join us for Australia’s first OpenStack Application Hackathon Nov 3-5, 2017 at Doltone House in Australia’s Technology park, the weekend prior to the OpenStack Summit Sydney.

This 3-day event is organized by the local OpenStack community and welcomes students and professionals to hack the stack using the most popular open infrastructure platforms and application orchestration tools such as OpenShift (Kubernetes and Docker container orchestrator), Cloudify (TOSCA and Docker app orchestrator) and Agave (Science-as-a-Service gateway), in addition to the premier Open Source Infrastructure-as-a-Service: OpenStack!

There are great opportunities to get involved! You can sign up as a participant or share your expertise as a mentor. There are also some fantastic sponsorship opportunities available.

Click for more information here

 

2018 Summit news – Save the dates!

Back by popular demand, Vancouver is our first Summit destination in 2018. Mark your calendar for May 21-24, 2018.

Our second summit for 2018 will be heading to Berlin! Save the dates for November 13-15th!

New User Groups

We welcome our newest User Groups!

Looking for your local user group or want to start one in your area? Head to the groups portal.

OpenDev

Did you miss OpenDev? Read a great event summary here.

Catch up on all the talks with the event videos here.

 

OpenStack Days  

OpenStack Days bring together hundreds of IT executives, cloud operators and technology providers to discuss cloud computing and learn about OpenStack. The regional events are organized and hosted annually by local OpenStack user groups and companies in the ecosystem, and are often one or two-day events with keynotes, breakout sessions and even workshops. It’s a great opportunity to hear directly from prominent OpenStack leaders, learn from user stories, network and get plugged into your local community.

See when and where the upcoming OpenStack Days are happening.

 

OpenStack Marketing Portal

There is some fantastic OpenStack Foundation content available on the Marketing Portal.

This includes materials like:

  • OpenStack 101 slide deck
  • 2017 OpenStack Highlights & Stats presentation
  • Collateral for events (Sticker and T-Shirt designs)

Latest from Superuser

How to install the OpenStack Horizon Dashboard

How to get more involved in OpenStack

How to make your Summit talk a big success

How to deliver network services at the edge

Kickstart your OpenStack skills with an Outreachy Internship

 

Have you got a story for Superuser? Write to editor[at]openstack.org.

 

On a sad note…a farewell

Last week, an extremely valued member of our community, Tom Fifield, announced his departure as Community Manager from the OpenStack Foundation.

Tom, we thank you for your amazing industrious efforts over the last five years! Your work has contributed to culminating in the healthy community we have today, across more than 160 countries, where users and developers collaborate to make clouds better for the work that matters.

Thank you Tom!!

Read his full announcement here

 

Contributing to the User Group Newsletter.

If you’d like to contribute a news item for next edition, please submit to this etherpad.

Items submitted may be edited down for length, style and suitability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dear Boss, I want to attend OpenStack Summit Sydney”

Want to attend the OpenStack Summit Sydney but need help with the right words for getting your trip approved? While we won’t write the whole thing for you, here’s a template to get you going. It’s up to you to decide how the Summit will help your team, but with free workshops and trainings, technical sessions, strategy talks and the opportunity to meet thousands of likeminded Stackers, we don’t think you’ll have a hard time finding an answer.

 

Dear [Boss],

I would like to attend the OpenStack Summit in Sydney, November 6-8, 2017. The OpenStack Summit is the largest conference for the open source cloud platform OpenStack, and the only one where I can get free OpenStack training, learn how to contribute code upstream to the project, and meet with other users to learn how they’ve been using OpenStack in production. The Summit is an opportunity for me to bring back knowledge about [Why you want to attend! What are you hoping to learn? What would benefit your team?] and share it with our team, while helping us get to know similar OpenStack-minded teams from around the world.

Companies like Commonwealth Bank, Tencent and American Airlines will be presenting, and technical sessions will demonstrate how teams are integrating other open source projects, like Kubernetes with OpenStack, to optimize their infrastructure. I’ll also be able to give Project Teams feedback about OpenStack so our user needs can be incorporated into upcoming software releases.

You can browse past Summit content at openstack.org/videos to see a sample of the conference talks.

The OpenStack Summit is the opportunity for me to expand my OpenStack knowledge, network and skills. Thanks for considering my request.

[Your Name]

 

Learn more about the Summit and register at openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/

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Developer Mailing List Digest September 23-29 2017

Summaries

Sydney Forum

General Links

Etherpads (copied from Sydney Forum wiki)

Catch-alls

If you want to post an idea, but aren’t working with a specific team or working group, you can use these:

Etherpads from Teams and Working Groups

Garbage Patches for Simple Typos Fixes

  • There is some agreement that we as a community have to do something beyond mentoring new developers.
    • Others have mentioned that some companies are doing this to game the system in other communities besides OpenStack.
      • Gain: show a high contribution level was “low quality” patches.
    • Some people in the community want to put a stop to this figuratively with a stop sign, otherwise, things will never improve. If we don’t do something now we are hurting everyone, including those developers who could have done more meaningful contributions.
    • Others would like before we go into creating harsh processes, we need to collect the data to show other times to provide guidance I Have not worked.
    • We have a lot of anecdotal information right now that we need to collect and summarize.
    • If the results show that there are clear abuses, rather than misunderstandings, then we can use that data to design effective blocks without hurting other contributors or creating a reputation that our community is not welcoming.
  • Some are unclear why there is so much outrage about these patches, to begin with. They are fixing real things.
    • Maybe there is a CI cost, but the faster they are merged the less likely someone is to propose it in the future which keeps the CI cost down.
    • If people are deeply concerned about CI resources, step one is to give us a better accounting into their existing system to see where resources are currently spent.
  • Thread

Status of the Stewardship Working Group

  • The stewardship working group was created after the first session of leadership training that the Technical Committee, User Committee, Board and other community members were invited to participate in 2016.
  • Follow-up on what we learned at ZingTrain and push adoption of the tools we discovered there.
  • While we did (and continue)
    • The activity of the workgroup mostly died when we decided to experiment getting rid of weekly meetings for greater inclusion.
    • Lost original leadership.
  • The workgroup is dormant until someone steps up and leads it again.
  • Join us on IRC Freenode in channel openstack-swg if interested.
  • Message

Improving the Process for Release Marketing

  • Release marketing is a critical heart for sharing what’s new with each release.
  • Let’s work together on reworking how the marketing community and projects work together to make the release communications happen.
  • Having multiple, repetitive demands to summarize” top features” during release time can be a pester, and having to recollect the information each time isn’t an effective use of time.
    • Being asked to make a polished, “Press–Friendly” message out of release can feel far outside of the PTL’s Focus areas or skills.
    • Technical content marketers, attempting to find the key features from release notes, mailing lists, specifications, roadmaps, whatever means interesting features are sometimes overlooked.
  • To address this gap, the release team and foundation marketing team proposed collecting information as part of the release tagging process.
    • We will collect from deliverable files to provide highlights for the series (about three items).
    • The text will be used to build a landing page on release.openstack.org that shows the”Key features” flagged by PTL’s that the marketing teams should be looking at during release communication times.
      • This page will link to the release notes so marketers can gather additional information.
  • Message

Simplification in OpenStack

  • Two camps appear: people that want to see OpenStack as a product with a way of doing deployments and the people who want to focus on configuration management tools.
    • One person gives an example of using both Ubuntu MAAS and Puppet. The puppet solution allowed for using existing deployment methodologies unlike the former.
  • We should start promoting and using a single solution for the bulk of the community efforts. Right now we do that with Devstack as a reference implementation that nobody should use for anything but dev/test.
    • This sort of idea could make other deployment efforts relevant.
  • Kolla came up at the PTG: scenario-based testing and documentation based on different  “constellations” or use cases.
    • Puppet has been doing this and Triple-o has been doing this.
    • If you break down actual use cases, most people want nova (qemu+KVM), neutron (vxlan, potentially VLAN), Cinder (ceph).
      • If we agreed to cover 90% of users, that’ll boil down to 4 to 5 different “constellations.”
    • Someone has been working on a local testing environment, and it boils down to this.
  • Thread

OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest September 16-22

Summaries

PTG

Survey/polls

  • Should we have Upstream Institutes at the PTG? yay or nay

Summaries

Gerrit Upgrade Update From Infra

  • Gerrit emails are slow, because it’s sending one at a time
  • Web UI File Editor
    • Behaving oddly. Might be because of API time outs. Gertty is also having reported problems.
  • Message

Install Guide VS Tutorial

  • Since the doc-migration, people have been having questions regarding the usage of “Install Tutorial” and “Install Guide” in the OpenStack manuals repository and project specific repos.
    • The documentation team agrees this should be consistent.
    • Tutorial’s literal translation is “paper, book, film, or computer program that provide practical information about a specific subject.”
  • From PTG discussions, a distinction made was installation provides one of many possible ways to install the components.
  • Consistency is more important than bike shedding over the name.
    • Industry wise, what’s the trend?
  • Thread

Garbage Patches for simple typo fixes

  • Previous thread from 2016 on this
  • Various contributors are doing many patches that are typo, style changes.
    • It has been expressed that this can cause CI resource starvation.
  • TC created the Top 5 help wanted to help contributors know where the community needs the most identified help.
  • This is a social issue, not a technical issue. Arguing about what is useful and what isn’t is probably not worth the effort here.
  • Communication and education is probably the best solution here. For repeated offenders, off-list email could be fine to make sure the communication is clear. Communicating this in the new contributor portal and Upstream Institute would be helpful.
  • Thread

OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest September 2 – 8

Successbot Says!

Summaries:

  • Notifications Update Week 36 [3]

Updates:

  • Summit Free Passes [4]
    • People that have attended the Atlanta PTG or will attend the Denver PTG will receive 100% discount passes for the Sydney Summit
    • They must be used by October 27th
  • Early Bird Deadline for Summit Passes is September 8th [5]
    • Expires at 6:59 UTC
    • Discount Saves you 50%
  • Libraries Published to pypi with YYY.X.Z versions [6]
    • Moving forward with deleting the libraries from Pypi
    • Removing these libraries:
      • python-congressclient 2015.1.0
      • python-congressclient 2015.1.0rc1
      • python-designateclient 2013.1.a8.g3a2a320
      • networking-hyperv 2015.1.0
    • Still waiting on approval from PTL’s about the others
      • mistral-extra
      • networking-odl
      • murano-dashboard
      • networking-midonet
      • sahara-image-elements
      • freezer-api
      • murano-agent
      • mistral-dashboard
      • Sahara-dashboard
  • Unified Limits work stalled [7]
    • Need for new leadership
    • Keystone merged a spec [8]
  • Should we continue providing FQDN’s for instance hostnames?[9]
    • Nova network has deprecated the option that the domain in the FQDN is based on
    • Working on getting the domain info from Neutron instead of Nova, but this may not be the right direction
    • Do we want to use a FQDN as the hostnames inside the guest?
      • The Infra servers are built with the FQDN as the instance name itself
  • Cinder V1 API Removal[10]
    • Patch here[11]
  • Removing Screen from Devstack- RSN
    • It’s been merged
    • A few people are upset that they don’t have screen for debugging anymore
    • Systemd docs are being updated to include pdb path so as to be able to debug in a similar way to how people used screen [12] [13] [14]

PTG Planning

  • Video Interviews [15]

 

[1] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23storyboard/%23storyboard.2017-09-06.log.html#t2017-09-06T22:03:06

[2] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-chef/%23openstack-chef.2017-09-08.log.html#t2017-09-08T13:48:14

[3] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121769.html

[4] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121843.html #Free

[5] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121847.html

[6] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121705.html #YYYY

[7] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121944.html

[8] https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/keystone-specs/specs/keystone/ongoing/unified-limits.html

[9] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121762.html

[10] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121956.html

[11] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/499342/

[12] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/501834/

[13] https://pypi.python.org/pypi/remote-pdb

[14] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/501870/

[15] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121901.html

OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest August 26th – September 1st

Succesbot Says!

  • ttx: Pike is released! [21]
  • ttx: Release automation made Pike release process the smoothest ever [22]

 

PTG Planning

  • Monasca (virtual)[1]
  • Vitrage(virtual)[2]
  • General Info & Price Hike[3]
    • Price Goes up to $150 USD
    • Happy Hour from 5-6pm on Tuesday
    • Event Feedback during Lunch on Thursday
  • Queens Goal Tempest Plugin Split [4]
  • Denver City Guide [5]
    • Please add to and peruse
  • ETSI NFV workshop[6][7]

 

Summaries

  • TC Update [8]
  • Placement/Resource Providers Update 34 [9]

 

Updates

  • Pike is official! [10]
  • Outreachy Call for Mentors and Sponsors! [11]
    • More info here[12]
    • Next round runs December 5th to March 5th
  • Libraries published to pypi with YYYY.X.Z versions[13]
    • During Kilo when the neutron vendor decomposition happened, the release version was set to 2015.1.0 for basically all of the networking projects
    • Main issue is that networking-hyperv == 2015.1.0 is currently on Pypi and whenever someone upgrades through pip, it ‘upgrades’ to 2015.1.0 because its considered the latest version
    • Should that version be unpublished?
    • Three options[14]
      • Unpublish- simplest, but goes against policy of pypi never unpublishing
        • +1 from tonyb, made a rough list of others to unpublish that need to be confirmed with PTL’s before passing to infra to unpublish[15]
      • Rename- a bunch of work for downstreams, but cleaner than unpublishing
      • Reversion- Start new versions at 3000 or something, but very hacky and ugly
    • dhellman, ttx, and fungi think that deleting it from pypi is the simplest route though not the typically recommended way of handling things
  • Removing Screen from devstack-RSN[16]
    • Work to make devstack only have a single execution mode- same between automated QA & local- is almost done!
    • Want to merge before PTG
    • Test your devstack plugins against this patch before it gets merged
    • Patch [17]
  • Release Countdown for week R+1 and R+2[18]
    • Still have release trailing deliverables to take care of
    • Need to post their Pike final release before the cycle-trailing release deadline (September 14th)
    • Join #openstack-release if you have questions
    • ttx passes RelMgmgt mantle to smcginnis

 

Pike Retrospectives

  • Nova [19]
  • QA [20]

 

[1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/monasca_queens_midcycle

[2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/vitrage-ptg-queens

[3] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121637.html

[4] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121715.html

[5] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/PTG/Queens/CityGuide

[6] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121494.html

[7] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/etsi-nfv-openstack-gathering-denver

[8] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121711.html

[9] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121734.html

[10]  http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121647.html

[11] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121656.html

[12] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Outreachy/Mentors

[13] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121598.html

[14] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121602.html

[15] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121623.html

[16] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121681.html

[17] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/499186/

[18] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-September/121706.html

[19] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/nova-pike-retrospective

[20] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/qa-pike-retrospective

[21] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-dev/%23openstack-dev.2017-08-30.log.html#t2017-08-30T16:07:24

[22] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-dev/%23openstack-dev.2017-08-30.log.html#t2017-08-30T16:08:07

OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest August 19th – 25th

SuccessBot Says

  • rosmaita: Glance is merging like crazy today! welcome back jokke_ , and thanks flaper87, mfedosin , abhishekk, and smcginnis [1]
  • coolsvap: devs, the community support for pycharm subscription has been extended by one year! Enjoy [2]
  • Rosmaita:  Glance Pike RC-2 is now available! [3]

 

PTG Planning

  • Skip Level Upgrades[12]
  • Cyborg [13]
  • Keystone has things they want to share with the Baremetal/VM SIG [14]
  • CI Squad week 34 [24]

 

Summaries

  • TC Report 34[4]
  • api-sig/news [5]
  • TC Update- Aug 25th [15]
  • placement/resource providers update 33 [16]

 

Updates

  • Magnum is back to weekly meetings starting 8/22 every Tuesday at 16:00 UTC
  • Updating the Docs Mission Statement  [17]
    • Thierry proposed [18]:
      • The docs team provides guidance, assistance, tooling, and style guides
        enabling OpenStack project teams to produce consistent, accurate, and
        high-quality documentation.
    • Shifting opinions towards starting from scratch- looking at what the docs team actually does/makes before crafting words around it [19]
    • Discussion will likely continue at the PTG
  • Microversion Parse Growth [20]
    • cdent has a patch that has started cleaning up and shifting miroversion related functions out of the placement serves and into a microversion-parse library [21]
    • Still more work to be done- decorators that handle multiple callables of the same name based on microversion, utility method to raise a status code response based microversion match, etc
    • cdent would like opinions on how to proceed
  • Custom Resource Classes, Bare Metal Scheduling and You [22]
    • If you run a 3rd party CI– this is important
    • In Pike, Nova provides a new way of scheduling baremetal based on custom resource classes
    • The old way is now deprecated but will be UNAVAILABLE in Queens
    • All operators running ironic will have to set the resource class field before upgrading to Pike and change flavors before upgrading to Queens
    • The ironic virt driver in Nova is going to be automatically migrating the embedded flavor within existing instances in Pike [23]
    • A periodic task in the nova-compute service
      will automatically create any custom resource class from an ironic node
      in the Placement service if it does not already exist
  • Install Guide Testing [25]
    • Docs team needs volunteers to test and verify the installation instructions [26]
    • If you find things that need work, add them here [27]
    • Teams in particular that should take note:
      • Cinder
      • Keystone
      • Horizon
      • Neutron
      • Nova
      • Glance
  • Reducing Code Complexity as a to-5 goal [6]
    • Different than former approaches- cdent proposes prioritization of a few simple rules of thumb
      • Extracing methods
      • Keeping methods short
      • Avoiding side effects
      • Keeping modules short
    • Cdent proposed a patch [7]
    • Current Top 5 list [8]
  • CleanUp Oslo Deprecated Stuff [9]
    • There are a lot of things that need to be cleaned up in Queens that have been deprecated in Oslo[10]
    • If you have questions- go to the oslo helproom at the PTG
    • Common gerrit topic will be ‘oslo-debt-cleanup’ to help track reviews around this technical debt
  • Marking <= mitaka EOL[11]
    • There are a number of old stable/* branches that need to be cleaned up
    • If you are involved in the following projects, please speak up!
      • QA
      • Group-based-policy
      • Zaqar
      • Packaging-deb
      • Fuel
      • networking-*
    • Removal is set to happen at the PTG

 

[1] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-glance/%23openstack-glance.2017-08-21.log.html#t2017-08-21T13:53:36

[2] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-dev/%23openstack-dev.2017-08-22.log.html#t2017-08-22T10:14:47

[3] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-glance/%23openstack-glance.2017-08-24.log.html#t2017-08-24T13:53:16

[4] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121383.html

[5] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121462.html

[6] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121445.html

[7] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496404/

[8] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/top-5-help-wanted.html

[9] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121345.html

[10] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/oslo-queens-tasks

[11] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121432.html

[12] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/queens-PTG-skip-level-upgrades

[13] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/cyborg-queens-ptg

[14] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121468.html

[15] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121484.html

[16] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121490.html

[17] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/120744.html

[18] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/120796.html

[19] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121361.html

[20] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121384.html

[21] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496212

[22] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121380.html

[23] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121385.html

[24] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121502.html

[25] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-August/121482.html

[26]  https://docs.openstack.org/install-guide/

[27] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Documentation/PikeDocTesting

User Group Newsletter August 2017

Sydney Summit

Don’t miss out on your early bird tickets, sales end September 8 at 11:59pm PT . Find all you need to know in this Summit guide. 

It includes information about where to stay, featured speakers, a Summit timeline and much more.

An important note regarding travel. All non-Australian residents will need a visa to travel to Australia (including United States citizens). Click here for more information

Final chance to complete the User Survey!

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the OpenStack User Survey, the deadline has been extended to this Friday, August 18. If you’re running OpenStack, this is your chance to anonymously share feedback.

Fill out the survey here. 

OpenDev

Interested in Edge Computing? Join us for OpenDev, a new collaborative working event at DogPatch Studios in San Francisco, September 7-8. Tickets are just $100 for the two-day event, get yourself registered here!

 

The event will feature real world Edge use case demos from Verizon, AT&T and eBay in addition to updates from industry pioneers including Satya from Carnegie Mellon who’s doing cutting “edge” research. Program committee includes Beth Cohen (Verizon) Kandan Kathirvel (AT&T), Chris Price (Ericsson), Andrew Mitry (Walmart) and Gregory Katsaros (Inmarsat). Participating open tech groups include OpenStack, Open Edge Computing, ETSI MEC, OPNFV, Kubernetes and others.

 

As cloud architectures continue to evolve, compute is being pushed to the Edge in telecom, retail, research and other industries. This represents a huge opportunity for open infrastructure, so we’re meeting to talk about how to assemble and integrate the components needed to meet Edge requirements. The event is designed to facilitate collaboration at a technical level with productive, working group discussions, in addition to lightning talk presentations on Edge use cases. There will be a range of sessions that are collaborative, led by moderators who dive into specific topics. View the schedule line-up here.

 

Questions? Contact events [at] openstack.org.

OpenStack Days

Check out the upcoming OpenStack Days around the globe! See the full calendar here.

Great news! The OpenStack Upstream Institute will be running at the OpenStack Days UK and OpenStack Nordic events. 

 

CFP closing soon!

 

  • CloudNativeCon/KubeCon
  • OpenStack Days Canada

 

 

Marketing Portal Content

There is some fantastic OpenStack Foundation content available on the Marketing Portal.

This includes materials like

  • OpenStack 101 slide deck
  • 2017 OpenStack Highlights & Stats presentation
  • Collateral for events (Sticker and T-Shirt designs)

 

Latest from Superuser

 

Some fantastic articles have been published in the last few weeks, with some featuring you, the user groups! Check them out below:

OpenStack’s 7th Birthday

 

OpenStack User Group spotlight: Phoenix

 

OpenStack User Group spotlight: Canada

 

How to navigate new cultures in an open, diverse community

 

OpenStack User spotlight: CERN

 

Learn OpenStack: A new community site

 

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OpenStack Developer Mailing List Digest July 22-28

Summaries

  • Nova placement/resource providers update 30 1
  • TC Report 30 2
  • POST /api-wg/news 3
  • Release countdown for week R-4, July 28 – Aug 4 4
  • Technical Committee Status update, July 28 5

Project Team Gathering Planning

  • Nova 6
  • Keystone 7
  • Sahara 8
  • Cinder 9
  • Oslo 10
  • Neutron 11
  • Documentation 12

Oslo DB Network Database Base namespace throughout OpenStack Projects

  • Mike Bayer has been working with Octave Oregon on adding the network database storage engine for mysql to oslo.db module so other projects can take advantage of it. Mike Bayer notes:
    • The code review 13
    • Support in Nova 14
    • Support in Neutron 15
  • New data types that map to types from the NDB namespace.
    • oslo_db.sqlalchemy.types.SmallString
    • oslo_db.sqlalchemy.types.String
  • Full thread: 16
  1. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120290.html
  2. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120112.html
  3. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120245.html
  4. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120304.html
  5. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120280.html
  6. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120020.html
  7. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/119299.html
  8. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/119352.html
  9. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/119358.html
  10. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/119462.html
  11. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/120270.html
  12. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/119990.html
  13. https://review.openstack.org/#/c/427970/
  14. https://review.openstack.org/#/c/446643
  15. https://review.openstack.org/#/c/446136/
  16. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-July/thread.html#120037