[Rdo-newsletter] August 2017 RDO Community Newsletter
by Rich Bowen
August 2017 RDO Community Newslette
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Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
Get started contributing with EasyFix!
Your first contribution to any open source project can be intimidating
and confusing. We want to help you get started, and welcome you to the
To that end, we've started the EasyFix initiative. We're collecting
"easy" tickets in the EasyFix
<https://github.com/redhat-openstack/easyfix> GitHub ticket tracker.
Each ticket describes a task that you can do to get started contributing
to RDO. It should also include the name and email address of someone who
is willing to help you if you get stuck.
Tickets are in a variety of areas, from packaging, to CI jobs, to
documentation, to helping promote events. Whatever your skills are, we
need you on the project. So have a look, and see where you can plug in
to the community.
Join us for Test Day!
Milestone 3 of the Pike cycle was released last week, and so it's time
to test the RDO packages. Join us on Thursday and Friday of this week
for the Pike M3 test day
<https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/pike/milestone3/>. We'll be on the
#RDO channel on the Freenode IRC network to test, help, answer
questions, and propose solutions.
In the next few months there's a number of places where you can meet up
with members of the RDO community.
First, we encourage you to attend your local OpenStack meetup. There's
hundreds of them, all over the world, every day. We post a list of
upcoming meetups to the RDO mailing list each Monday, so that you can
mark your calendar. Or you can search meetup.com
<https://www.meetup.com/> for events near you.
If you're going to be speaking at an OpenStack meetup group, and you'd
like to have some RDO swag to take along with you, please contact me -
rbowen(a)redhat.com - or Rain - rain(a)redhat.com - with your request, at
least two weeks ahead of time.
And if you're a meetup organizer who is looking for speakers, we can
sometimes help you with that, too.
The following OpenStack days are coming up, and each of them will have
RDO enthusiasts in attendance:
* Sep 14, 2017 - OpenStack Days Benelux, Bussum, NL
* Sep 26, 2017 - OpenStack Days UK, London <http://openstackdays.uk/2017/>
* Sep 28 - 29, 2017 - OpenStack Days Italy, Milan
* Oct 17, 2017 - OpenStack Days Turkey, Istanbul
* Oct 18 - 19, 2017 - OpenStack Days Nordic, Copenhagen
* Oct 19, 2017 OpenStack Days Canada, Ottawa
If you're speaking at any of these events, please get in touch with me,
so that I can help promote your presence there.
The week of September 11 - 15th, the OpenStack PTG
<https://www.openstack.org/ptg> will be held in Denver, Colorado. At
this event, project teams will meet to determine what features will be
worked on for the upcoming Queens release
<https://releases.openstack.org/queens/schedule.html>. Rich Bowen will
be there conducting video interviews, like last time
where OpenStack developers will be talking about what they worked on in
Pike, and what to expect for Queens. If you'll be there, watch the
announcements from the OpenStack foundation for how to sign up for an
On October 20th, we'll be joining up with the CentOS community at the
CentOS Dojo at CERN. Details of that event may be found on the CERN
website <https://indico.cern.ch/event/649159/overview>. CERN is located
just north of Geneva. The event is expected to have a number of RDO
developers in attendance, as CERN has one of the largest OpenStack
deployments in the world, running on RDO.
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
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.
This meeting is for everyone - developers and users of RDO, but also
anybody that has any interest in where the project is going. So please
do come, and speak up!
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 <https://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>
* YouTube <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWYIPZ4lm4P3_pzZ9Hx9awg>
Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!
Rich Bowen - rbowen(a)redhat.com
RDO Community Liaison
5 years, 8 months