It’s Summer Internship Time in the Southern Hemisphere!

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After a brisk walk in Austin Texas in mid-30 degree Fahrenheit weather, I welcome the idea that it’s summertime somewhere. Since it’s summertime in the southern hemisphere, we can now announce our next round of Outreach Program for Women internships! I’m excited that we have four interns and four mentors this time around. Many thanks… Read more »

OpenStack at the Grace Hopper Conference

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I love reporting back from events where we grow our inclusive contributor base! On the Saturday after the Grace Hopper Conference, four of us ran a workshop to onboard future OpenStack contributors. Grace Hopper is a celebration of women in computing and over 4500 women attended the conference this year, showing great growth over the… Read more »

OpenStack Security Guide now available!

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The legendary book sprint method has come through again! This past week in a bunker, I mean, secure location near Annapolis, a team of security experts got together to write the OpenStack Security Guide. I’m pleased as can be to have the privilege of sharing the epub with you here and now, the evening of… Read more »

Lessons, Learning, and Long Views for Internship Programs

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In January 2013 the OpenStack project welcomed aboard three interns and excitedly assigned them to work on fairly complex projects in our first attempt at an organized project-level internship program. The OpenStack Foundation participated as one of the organizations with the GNOME Outreach Program for Women and learned quite a few lessons during the six… Read more »

We Did It: Zero to Book in Five Days

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Call me crazy, call me maybe, but we did it! We have a 50,000 word book, 230 pages long, now available for download in your favorite ebook format, or purchase a printed copy if you like the no-batteries-required version. Go to to get a copy and watch a video we made on day four…. Read more »

Let’s Get this Started!

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I went to college in Indianapolis as one of the fine Butler Bulldogs. Each spring the Indy 500 car race is a celebrated event. On Labor Day weekend, the call for the engines to start is made by stating “Gentlemen, start your engines!” When female drivers are competing, the call becomes “Lady and Gentlemen…” or… Read more »

Welcome New Outreach Program for Women Interns

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Ever notice that sliced pineapple looks a bit like a yellow OpenStack logo? Since pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, I think we’ve foreshadowed how welcoming our community is. With a flurry of applications, we had a difficult decision in front of us, deciding who would be our newest mentored contributors through the GNOME Outreach… Read more »