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Re: Contribute to the PyCon talk on OpenStack!


Is twisted vs eventlet vs threads vs processes vs Tornado vs Django too much of a sore wound?  We've only been around 9 months and we've already tried all of them!


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> From: openstack-bounces+ewan.mellor=citrix.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:openstack-bounces+ewan.mellor=citrix.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Ed Leafe
> Sent: 14 February 2011 14:14
> To: openstack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Openstack] Contribute to the PyCon talk on OpenStack!
> 	As some of you know, I agreed to propose, prepare and give a talk
> at next month's US PyCon in Atlanta. I felt that it would be a missed
> opportunity to have one of the biggest and most significant open source
> project in Python not represented at the largest Python conference. The
> talk was accepted, and it's entitled "Dealing with Concurrency in
> Large-Scale Systems".
> (http://us.pycon.org/2011/schedule/presentations/186/)
> 	I've spoken at PyCon and other conferences before, but always on
> topics that I knew inside and out. When I proposed the talk, I still
> hadn't begun working on OpenStack code yet, and relied on Soren and
> Eric to get to a point where I could write a cogent proposal. So I'm at
> a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to deciding what to focus on.
> 	That's why I'm writing this: I need those of you who know the
> code base best to identify the stuff that you've worked on that would
> be the most interesting to include in the talk. Remember, the audience
> will be a bunch of experienced Python geeks who will eat up cool or
> unusual approaches to solving technical issues.
> 	So what is "interesting"? I see several categories:
> 1) Scaling issues: what sort of design decisions were made to
> accommodate the large-scale demands of OpenStack? And what sort of
> atypical implementations were created to make these designs possible?
> 2) New techniques: stuff that if you had heard someone talk about at,
> say, last year's PyCon, you would have been impressed by. Sure, you're
> familiar with it now, after having worked on the OpenStack code base
> for a while, but try to remember the effort of creating that solution
> (if you were the one who did so), or the reaction when you first
> understood someone else's awesome work.
> 3) The unexpected. What did you run into that did not appear as an
> obvious choke point that ended up requiring a bit of work to overcome?
> These types of battle stories always resonate with fellow devs.
> 	Of course, I will give full credit for any suggestions I use in
> my talk. My goal is to get people who don't know much (or anything)
> about OpenStack to come away from the talk impressed by the incredible
> work being done to make this project happen. I can't do this by myself.
> -- Ed Leafe
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