[rdo-list] [Rdo-newsletter] December 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

Rich Bowen rbowen at redhat.com
Mon Dec 5 19:56:28 UTC 2016

  December 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

    Quick links:

  * 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!

    RDO Status

With the Newton release behind us, we're working on the Ocata release
now, with Milestone 1 already released. On December 1 and 2, we held
the first Ocata test day
<https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/ocata/milestone1/>, and have
just two more test days planned <https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/>,
since Ocata is a very short cycle.

You can track daily status of RDO on the RDO dashboard

    Upcoming Events

The first month after OpenStack Summit always tends to be a little slow,
but things are picking up again. There's several events in the coming
weeks that you should be aware of.

      OpenStack Days Mountain West

This week in Salt Lake City, another 'OpenStack Days' event will be held
- OpenStack Days Mountain West. The event is two full days of OpenStack
content, presented in a single track so that you don't miss anything.
Among other great content, TripleO Evangelist Rain Leander will be
participating in the 'Future of OpenStack' panel <http://sched.co/8WnZ>,
and OpenStack Architect Ken Savich will be talking aboutPCI Passthrough
with Red Hat OpenStack Platform <http://sched.co/8ArY>.

You can still register for the event at OpenStackDaysMW.com


RDO will have a table at the upcoming DevConf.cz
<https://devconf.cz/> event in Brno, Czech Republic. DevConf will be
held January 27 - 29, 2017 at the Faculty of Information Technology, and
features talks on a wide variety of topics encompasing development,
administration, and user issues around Linux. The schedule of talks will
be posted in the coming days.

      FOSDEM and the CentOS Dojo

FOSDEM <http://fosdem.org/> will be held in Brussels, Belgium, at the
ULB Solbosch Campus. It's the largest gathering of free/open source
software enthusiasts in the world, and has been going for more than 15
years. FOSDEM will be held February 4th and 5th.

As usual, RDO will be sharing table space with CentOS, Gluster, Ceph,
Fedora, Foreman, and other projects.

We will also be participating in the CentOS Dojo on the Friday before
FOSDEM - February 3rd - at the IBM Client Center
<http://www.ibm.com/ibm/clientcenter/brussels/> out by the United
Nations building. The CentOS Dojo is primarily about how people use
CentOS to get stuff done, with lots of discussion and hands-on
demonstrations. The schedule is still being worked on, but we anticipate
some talks about how RDO uses the CentOS infrastructure in our testing
and packaging workflow.

Watch the @rdocommunity twitter feed for more information as soon as we
have it.


As you may know, the developer summit portion of OpenStack Summit has
been split off into a separate event, which will be held one 3 months
before the date of each OpenStack Summit. These will be called the PTG -
the Projet Team Gathering.

The first PTG will be held in Atlanta, February 20-24, 2017
<http://www.openstack.org/ptg> and will be attended by a large number of
the engineers that work on the various parts of OpenStack.

If you are actively involved in OpenStack development, you are
encouraged to attend this event. More detailed information on who should
attend, and how to register, is available on the PTG website


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

    Blog Posts

There's been some great blog posts in the last month. Here's a sampling:

*Upstream Contribution – Give Up or Double Down?* by assafmuller

    Ever since I’ve been involved with OpenStack people have been
    complaining that upstream is hard. The number one complaint is that
    it takes forever to get your patches merged. I thought I’d take a
    look at some data and attempt to visualize it. I wrote some code
    that accepts an OpenStack project and a list of contributors and
    spits out a bunch of graphs. For example:

*Recorded presentations from OpenStack Canada Day* by dmsimard

    OpenStack Days are sort of local mini one-day OpenStack summits.

Read more at http://tm3.org/cr

*On communities: Empower humans to be amazing* by Flavio Percoco

    When it comes to communities, a system is the set of processes you
    put in place

Read more at http://tm3.org/ct

*How are you using RDO? (Survey results)* by Rich Bowen

    Over the last few weeks, we've been conducting a survey of RDO
    users, to get an idea of who is using RDO, how, and for what.

Read more at http://tm3.org/ck

*TripleO cheatsheet* by Carlos Camacho

    This is a cheatsheet some of my regularly used commands to test,
    develop or debug TripleO deployments.

Read more at http://tm3.org/cm

*Ocata OpenStack summit 2016 - Barcelona* by Carlos Camacho

    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend to the Barcelona
    OpenStack summit ‘Ocata design session’ and this post is related to
    collect some overall information about it. In order to achieve this,
    I’m crawling into my paper notes to highlight the aspects IMHO are

Read more at http://tm3.org/cb

Follows us on Twitter, @rdocommunity, for daily and weekly updates of
what the RDO community is blogging about.

    Community meetings

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/>

      Mailing Lists:

  * 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

      Social Media

  * 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 at redhat.com
RDO Community Liaison

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