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Tales from the Ship: Navigating the OpenStack Community Seas

As the OpenStack community has exploded in size, certain processes andprocedures were put in place in order to allow for more effectivegovernance and management of the myriad projects that comprise theOpenStack ecosystem. Tooling was developed around blueprint and designdevelopment, source code management, code reviews, and teamcommunication, all with the ostensible goal of providing more consistentand transparent management of project direction. However, with the introduction of these many processes and tools came aburden to new contributors as well as a need for mentorship programs tonurture and guide individuals and organizations into being goodOpenStack community citizens. This talk is a guide to navigating theseprocesses and tools. It's designed as a tool to help new folks getintroduced to the community, as well as a guide for old hats to mentorothers. We will cover the following topics: The OpenStack community and governance Tools we use in the community Review and code best practices Tips and techniques for best interacting with community members Embracing the ebb and flow of corporate and individual agendas Jay will present the above guide, with Geoff Hollingworth from Ericssonproviding real-world experience in how applying these recommendationscan change a company's experience with the OpenStack community.

Speakers: Jay Pipes,Ildikó Váncsa