[newsletter] July 2018 RDO Community Newsletter

Rain Leander rleander at redhat.com
Tue Jul 3 09:48:52 UTC 2018

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And just like that, the year is half complete! Hope your July is as warm
and eventful as it is here in RDO land - with happy birthday OpenStack
celebrations all over the world, we continue to make progress on a new
TripleO Standalone Installer, migration to zuul3 is complete, and we're
gearing up for the upcoming PTG in Denver, Colorado! So, sit back, relax,
and enjoy this month's newsletter - the last half of the year is going to
Housekeeping Items Upcoming Test Days

Our next test day is August 2-3
<https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/rocky/milestone3/> - Rocky Milestone 3!
For more information on these test days and how to participate, keep an eye
out on the dev@ list for details, reach out to Rain via email
<https://www.rdoproject.org/newsletter/2018/july/rain@redhat.com> or IRC

Of course, you don't have to wait for a scheduled test day to test RDO. We
would love to hear about your experiences, with either a Packstack
installation <https://www.rdoproject.org/install/packstack> or the TripleO
Quickstart <https://www.rdoproject.org/tripleo>.

We also encourage you to work through the upstream installation tutorial
<https://docs.openstack.org/queens/install/> while keeping detailed notes
on the following points:

   - Did you know what the document assumed that you'd know?
   - Did the steps work as described?
   - What error conditions did you encounter? Could you work around them?
   If so, how?
   - When you were done, did it work as expected? If not, what happened,
   and how did it differ from what you expected to happen?

RDO Changes TripleO Standalone Installer Status Update

If you were at the Dublin PTG, you know that there was discussion around
deploying a single node OpenStack where the provisioning happens on the
same node, with no separation between the overcloud or undercloud.

Emilien Macchi recently sent out a status update
about the progress being made on Standalone (aka All-In-One).

TL;DR: They’ve been making good progress and have a demo available for
viewing <https://asciinema.org/a/185533>. For more information about what’s
happening and how to get involved, see his longer-form update on the
mailing list
Community News A New Role for DMSimard

As many of you know, David Moreau Simard has been an integral part of RDO
for the past 2 years. It’s now time for him to move on to a new role as he
mentioned in a recent email

Please join us in thanking him for his time and efforts throughout the
years and wishing him well on his new adventure as SRE for the OpenShift
dedicated product.
CentOS Pulse newsletter relaunched

As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter
<https://www.rdoproject.org/newsletter/2018/june/#community>, Rich Bowen
has relaunched the CentOS Pulse newsletter
<https://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/>, and we’re excited to announce that the
first issue is OUT <https://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/1801>!

If you’d like to contribute to the next issue, please reach out to Rich
RHOSP and Ansible win CODIE Awards

In case you’re not familiar, the CODiE Awards are annual awards given by
the Software and Information Industry Association for products that display
excellence in software development. There are two broad categories:
Business Technology and Education Technology.

At this year’s awards ceremony, Red Hat OpenStack Platform walked away with
the award for the Best API Management Platform, which is a great honor!

Ansible was also recognized as a standout product in technology, winning
the Best Overall Business Technology Product award.

Congratulations to all those involved – give yourselves a round of applause
for a job well done!
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.
OpenStack News User Community Forum Session Results

If you missed the opportunity to participate in the User Community Forum
Session at OpenStack Summit Vancouver, Marketing Associate Ashlee Ferguson
has summarized it in the OoenStack Community Mailing List

>From debating Meetup Pro account vs. the current groups portal to birthday
celebrations, the Speakers Bureau, and more, be sure to take a look at the full
recap <http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/community/2018-June/001836.html>
to stay on top of what’s going on within the User Community.
List of SIGs/Groups/WGs/Teams for PTG Announced

The list of SIGs, Groups, WGs, and Teams that will be attending the
upcoming PTG in Denver, CO in September, have been finalized. To see the
full list and get more information about accommodations, travel support,
and more, take a look at these
from Upstream Developer Advocate Kendall Nelson and Thierry Carrez.
OpenStack Mentoring Program

Looking to get an extra boost on your OpenStack skills? Or are you a
veteran, looking to provide some knowledge for up-and-comers? The newly
revived OpenStack Mentoring program is here for you! Interested in learning
more or signing up to be a mentor or mentee? Get all of the details here
Stein Goals Proposed

After an exciting discussion at the User Forum at OpenStack Summit
Vancouver (Missed it? Read the recap
Sean McGinnis sent around the following two goals as a proposal for the
upcoming Stein release:

   - Cold Upgrade Support
   - Python 3 first

You can read more about his reasoning and the community’s responses on
the OpenStack
Dev Mailing List
Organizational Diversity Tags

There was an intense thread
in the OpenStack Dev Mailing list that started in May and trailed into June.

It was all about organization diversity tags – are these tags now
irrelevant? Are they still helpful and necessary? What other options are

If you’re looking for the TL;DR version, Thierry Carrez took the time
to summarize
the conversation
which of course led to its own mini novela. What’s your opinion on the
OpenStack Survey

If you’re running OpenStack, please take part in the 2018 OpenStack User

The survey is available in 7 languages – English, German, Indonesian,
Japanese, Korean, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese – and the
results will be published in October, prior to the Berlin OpenStack Summit.

The deadline to complete the survey and be part of the next report is *Friday,
August 3 at 23:59 UTC.* You can login and complete the OpenStack User
Survey here: http://www.openstack.org/user-survey
Recent and Upcoming Events Happy 8th Birthday, OpenStack!

It’s OpenStack’s 8th birthday and the community is celebrating all over the
globe! With the addition of Kata Containers and Zuul to the OpenStack
Foundation, the parties are sure to be full of exciting new open
infrastructure content. Find one near you at openstack.org/events

If you happen to be attending Cloud Native Open Infrastructure Tech Day
in San Jose, July 10-11, make sure you don’t miss the birthday celebration
on Tuesday afternoon! Grab a cupcake, meet RDO Community Contractor Mary
Thengvall <https://twitter.com/mary_grace>, and join us in wishing
OpenStack a very happy birthday.

Can’t make it to an event near you? Let’s see your personalized happy
birthday to OpenStack! Send your happy birthday selfies with balloons,
candles, cake, or code to Rain
<https://www.rdoproject.org/newsletter/2018/july/rain@redhat.com> by 15
July who is going to write up a happy birthday blog post on our very own
Volunteers Needed for Ohio LinuxFest

This year, CentOS is a Bronze sponsor at Ohio LinuxFest (Columbus, OH; Oct
12-13). Rich Bowen is looking for folks interested in giving demos from the
CentOS table. If you’re working on a project that can reasonably claim that
it's part of the CentOS ecosystem, you’re welcome to join in the fun!

Not sure if you have a project to share but still want to be involved? He’s
looking for anyone who wants to hang out at the booth, be friendly, and
answer questions as well. Bonus: he has awesome stickers to share!

Interested? Take a look at the Wiki
<https://wiki.centos.org/Events/2019/OhioLinux> and reach out to Rich via
rbowen at centosproject.org
Won't You Join Us At DevConf India?

If you’ll be attending DevConf India <https://devconf.info/in> don’t miss
out on the hour-long RDO BoF. Have ideas on what to talk about during the
session? Please post them in the Etherpad
<https://review.rdoproject.org/etherpad/p/devconfin-openstackbof> and be
sure to sign up for the session
Call For Papers

There are a handful of relevant conferences with open CFPs. Need help
figuring out a good topic or finalizing your abstract? Feel free to reach
out in the #RDO channel on IRC.

   - The 2018 CentOS Dojo <http://cern.ch/centos> (Oct 19) is a one-day
   event, hosted at CERN in Genève, Switzerland. This event brings people
   together from the CentOS Communities to talk about systems administration,
   best practices in Linux centric activities and emerging technologies of
   note. Our own Rain Leander and Rich Bowen are leading the charge along with
   Jarek Polok and Thomas Oulevey. The CFP closes *July 16*
   - OpenStack Summit <https://www.openstack.org/summit/berlin-2018/> is
   back! Hosted in Berlin, Nov 13-15, there will be over 200 sessions and
   workshops on everything from Container Infrastructure and CI/CD to Telecom
   + NFV, Public Cloud, and of course, RDO. Let’s flood the CFP! Be sure to
   submit your proposal(s) before *July 17*
   - All Systems Go! <https://all-systems-go.io> (Sept 28-30) is the
   foundational user-space Linux conference held in Berlin. It consists of 2
   days of presentations followed by 1 hackfest day. Full presentation slots
   are 30-45 minutes in length and lightning talk slots are 5-10 minutes. The
   CFP is *open until July 30!*
   - The Ohio LinuxFest <https://ohiolinux.org> (Oct 12-13)is a grassroots
   conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community.
   It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux
   and Open Source Software. The CFP closes *July 31*

Other Events

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
Keep in Touch

There are 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:

   - Dev mailing list <https://lists.rdoproject.org/mailman/listinfo/dev>
   - Users mailing list
   - This newsletter


   - IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net

Social Media

   - Follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/rdocommunity>
   - Google+ <http://tm3.org/rdogplus>
   - Facebook <http://facebook.com/rdocommunity>

As always, thanks for being part of the RDO community!
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