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.

Other News

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