[Rdo-newsletter] April 2017 RDO Community Newsletter
by Rich Bowen
April 2017 RDO Community Newsletter
This newsletter is also available on the RDO website, at
* TripleO Quick Start <https://www.rdoproject.org/tripleo/>
* All-In-One Quick Start <http://rdoproject.org/quickstart>
* Mailing Lists <https://www.rdoproject.org/community/mailing-lists/>
* RDO release packages <https://trunk.rdoproject.org/>
* Review.RDOProject.org <http://review.rdoproject.org/>
* RDO blog <http://rdoproject.org/blog>
* Q&A <http://ask.openstack.org/>
* Open Tickets <http://tm3.org/rdobugs>
* Twitter <http://twitter.com/rdocommunity>
* Newton release schedule
Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
There's a number of ways that you can get involved in the RDO project today.
We are currently conducting a contributor survey to find out what we're
doing well, and what we can do better, in the contributor process.
Please take 10 minutes to fill out the survey
<https://goo.gl/forms/3aygehBsvM8TCegI2> to give us your feedback.
Every week, hundreds of OpenStack users visit ask.openstack.org with
their questions, and, of course, some of these are about RDO. As of this
writing, there are 50 unanswered RDO questions <https://goo.gl/cl8wDn>.
Take a few moments today to look through them and see if you can answer
one of the, or point the questioner to a solution previously provided.
Also each week, Chandan Kumar posts the open ticket summary to the
rdo-list mailing list. You can see the latest report in the archive
list is categorized by component, so you can jump directly to the
section that you would like to work on, and find issues waiting for
In our ongoing effort to make it easier for people to contribute to RDO,
we've expanded the "what we do" documentation,
at https://www.rdoproject.org/what/, to include what we'd like to be
there. If you encounter a document in that area that has a /todo/ notice
on it, and it's something you know about, click the "Edit on Github"
link at the top right and start writing.
Or, just stop by to chat. We're always on #rdo on Freenode, and the more
people we have there, the easier it is for beginners to get started. And
the rdo-list mailing list
<https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list> is the other place
where you can get questions answered, or answer those of others. Please
Although things tend to be quieter this time of year, we have been at a
few events in the past month.
RDO had a place at the Red Hat Open Source and Standards table at SCALE
<https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x> last month in Los Angeles.
This is always a fun event, with hundreds of local school kids turning
out on Saturday to learn about open source, Linux, and Maker projects.
We had the privilege of explaining to these curious beginners why
companies participate in open source, what the cloud is, and how the
OpenStack community works.
OpenStack Days Poland <http://www.openstackday.pl/> was held March 22 in
Warsaw. Community member Ana Krivokapic was there, and we expect to have
a report from her in the coming days.
We are just a month out from OpenStack Summit, Boston
<https://www.openstack.org/summit/boston-2017> now, and the schedule is
now posted. There's a ton of great content, including many sessions by
RDO community members. We expect to have an RDO community gathering at
Summit, but details are still up in the air. Be sure to follow us on
Twitter - @RDOCommunity - so you'll be the first to know when we firm up
the location and details.
Later this month we'll have the first Pike test day for the milestone
one. That will be held on April 20th and 21st. We'll be testing TripleO
and Packstack deployments, along with the upstream deployment
documentation, so we could really use your help to get full coverage of
our test matrix. Details about test days are
Next Sunday, April 16, in Pune, the Indian OpenStack User Group will be
holding "Pune, Let's OpenStack 2017
This event will bring together the OpenStack community in the region,
and will be useful whether you're a beginner just learning about
OpenStack, or a seasoned cloud operator looking for a place to get
deeper advice from your peers.
Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups around the world,
are always listed on the RDO events page <http://rdoproject.org/events>.
If you have an RDO-related event, please feel free to add it by
submitting a pull request on Github
Interviews from PTG
In late February, the OpenStack PTG (Project Teams Gathering) was held
in Atlanta, and Rich conducted intervews with 23 engineers that work on
OpenStack and the RDO project. Over the last month, these interviews
have been posted to YouTube, and you can watch them here:
The entire playlist runs about 2 1/2 hours, and will give you a broad
view of what's new in the Ocata release of OpenStack across many of the
subprojects. It will also give you some deep information about specific
changes in some of these projects.
We are also reposting these, with transcripts, on the RDO blog, and you
can see the first few of those here:
*Stephen Finucane - OpenStack Nova - What's new in Ocata* by Rich Bowen
At the OpenStack PTG in February, Stephen Finucane speaks about
what's new in Nova in the Ocata release of OpenStack.
*Zane Bitter - OpenStack Heat, OpenStack PTG, Atlanta* by Rich Bowen
At the OpenStack PTG last month, Zane Bitter speaks about his work
on OpenStack Heat in the Ocata cycle, and what comes next.
*Joe Talerico and OpenStack Performance at the OpenStack PTG in
Atlanta* by Rich Bowen
Last month at the OpenStack PTG in Atlanta, Joe Talerico spoke about
his work on OpenStack Performance in the Ocata cycle.
Look for the rest in the coming weeks.
Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting
on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. The agenda for this meeting is
posted each week in a public etherpad
<https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/RDO-Meeting> and the minutes from the
meeting are posted on the RDO website
<https://www.rdoproject.org/community/community-meeting/>. If there's
something you'd like to see happen in RDO - a package that is missing, a
tool that you'd like to see included, or a change in how things are
governed - this is the best time and place to help make that happen.
Keep in touch
There's lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going on in the RDO
community. The best ways are …
* RDO <http://rdoproject.org/>
* OpenStack Q&A <http://ask.openstack.org/>
* rdo-list mailing list <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list>
* This newsletter <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-newsletter>
* IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
* Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet
* Follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/rdocommunity>
* Google+ <http://tm3.org/rdogplus>
* Facebook <http://facebook.com/rdocommunity>
Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!
Rich Bowen - rbowen(a)redhat.com
RDO Community Liaison
5 years, 12 months