[rdo-users] [newsletter] RDO Community September Newsletter

Rain Leander rleander at redhat.com
Tue Sep 11 18:18:41 UTC 2018

If you're having trouble with the formatting, this newsletter is available
online https://www.rdoproject.org/newsletter/2018/september/
OpenStack Rocky is officially here! OpenStack Stein is officially underway!
OpenStack PTGs officially move to co-location with Summits! So much amazing
impactful news happened recently that we're going to keep the introduction
short and let the blurbs speak for themselves.
Housekeeping Items OpenStack PTG Project Interviews

Rain Leander is attending OpenStack PTG
<https://www.rdoproject.org/newsletter/2018/september/> this week to
conduct project interviews
If you’ll be there, please be sure to sign up! These interviews have
several purposes. Please consider all of the following when thinking about
what you might want to say:

   - Tell the users/customers/press what you've been working on in Rocky
   - Give them some idea of what's (what might be?) coming in Stein
   - Put a human face on the OpenStack project and encourage new
   participants to join us
   - You're welcome to promote your company's involvement in OpenStack but
   we ask that you avoid any kind of product pitches or job recruitment

Please note that there are only forty interview slots available, so
consider coordinating with your project to designate the people that you
want to represent the project, so we don't end up with twelve interviews
about Neutron.

I mean, love me some Neutron, but twelve interviews is a bit too many, eh?

It's fine to have multiple people in one interview - maximum three,
probably. Interview slots are thirty minutes, in which time we hope to
capture somewhere between ten and twenty minutes of content. It's fine to
run shorter but fifteen minutes is probably an ideal length.
RDO Changes Community Test Days

It was one week before Rocky GA Test Days when I realized quite a few
things happen at this time. Not only is everyone focused on GA, but we also
need to assemble the release announcement and head over to OpenStack PTG. I
brought it up in the RDO Community Meeting, it was discussed, and decided -
official test days will still be only twice per cycle, but on M1 and M3.

Starting now.

Therefore, in the upcoming cycle Stein, we’ll have M1 Test Days on 01-02
November 2018 and M3 Test Days 14-15 March 2019.

As always, 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/install/packstack>.

We also encourage you to work through the upstream installation tutorial
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?

Community News RDO Community Celebration at OpenStack PTG

If you’re in Denver for PTG, RDO Community is hosting a celebration
at Station 26 Brewery on Monday night from 1800-2100 local time. Mostly
we’re just looking to get everyone together for some free beer and food to
celebrate the latest RDO release, Rocky. Tickets are free, but please do
register so we know who is coming and can prep the right number of Steins.
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.

Every Thursday at 15:00 UTC, there is a weekly *CentOS Cloud SIG meeting*
on the #centos-devel channel on Freenode IRC. The agenda for this meeting
is posted each week in a public etherpad
<https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/centos-cloud-sig> and the minutes from
the meeting are posted on the RDO website
<https://www.rdoproject.org/contribute/cloud-sig-meeting/>. This meeting
makes sense for people that are involved in packaging OpenStack for CentOS
and for people that are packaging OTHER cloud infra thingies (OpenNebula,
CloudStack, Euca, etc) for CentOS. “Alone we can do so little; together we
can do so much.” - Helen Keller
OpenStack News OpenStack Rocky is Officially Released!

Sean McGinnis and the whole Release Management team announced on 30 August
that the final releases for the components of OpenStack Rocky are here!
Check out the complete list of all components and links to each project’s
release notes documented on https://releases.openstack.org/rocky/.

Congratulations to all of the teams who have contributed to this release!
Future OpenStack Project Team Gatherings To Be Co-Located

Thierry Carrez, Release Manager for the OpenStack project, announced that
future OpenStack PTGs will be co-located with OpenStack Summits. “The
current plan is to run the first Summit in 2019 from Monday to Wednesday,
then a 3-day PTG from Thursday to Saturday.”
Recent and Upcoming Events OpenStack PTG in Denver Colorado

The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) <https://www.openstack.org/ptg/> is an
event organized by the OpenStack Foundation
<https://www.openstack.org/foundation/>. It provides meeting facilities
allowing the various technical community groups working with OpenStack
(user workgroups, development teams, operators, SIGs) to meet in-person,
exchange and get work done in a productive setting. It lets those various
groups discuss their priorities for the upcoming cycle, assign work items,
iterate quickly on solutions for complex problems, and make fast progress
on critical issues. The co-location of those various meetings, combined
with the dynamic scheduling of the event, make it easy to get specific
people in the same room to discuss a specific topic, or participate in
multiple team meetings. Evenings allow for relationship building and
problem sharing.
CentOS Dojo / RDO Day at CERN

We’re super excited to host an RDO Day in conjunction with a CentOS Dojo
<https://indico.cern.ch/event/727150/> at CERN <https://home.cern/>. The
CentOS Dojos and RDO Days are one day events, organized around the world,
that bring together people from the CentOS Communities and RDO Communities
to talk about systems administration, OpenStack, best practices in Linux
centric activities, and emerging technologies of note. The emphasis is to
find local speakers and tutors to come together and talk about things that
they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences working
with CentOS in various scenarios.
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.

   - *Bristech Conference 06 December 2018 <https://2018.bris.tech/>* Why
   are we passionate about organising tech events in Bristol? In essence, it
   is captured in our strap-line: “Knowledge. Shared.” An ideal talk for
   Bristech Conference 2018 would be from a relevant and interesting technical
   topic brought to life by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the speaker
   through a blend of both theoretical context and hands-on practice. CFP
   closes at 16 September 2018 22:09 UTC
   - *Windy City Devfest 01 February 2019
   <https://windycity.devfest.io/home>* A 100% community organized
   developer conference with industry experts presenting on exciting topics!
   Windy City Devfest is a community-run, one-day conference aimed to bring
   students, developers, tech-companies and awesome speakers together under
   one roof. Where they can learn about Google’s technologies along with other
   emerging technologies with topics such as Android, Flutter, Firebase,
   Google Cloud Platform, the Mobile Web, Google Assistant, Machine Learning
   and more. CFP closes at December 01, 2018 14:12 UTC

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!

K Rain Leander
OpenStack Community Liaison
Open Source and Standards Team
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