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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 11 – 18)


   Highlights of the week

     My first week at OpenStack

Victoria Martínez de la Cruz <http://vmartinezdelacruz.com/> is one of the three interns working on OpenStack under the Outreach Program for Women (OPW –Anne Gentle shared some details about the program before.) She will be working on Tenant Deletion Workflow <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/horizon/+spec/tenant-deletion> in the next months. This first blog post about OpenStack contains lots of good advice for any developer joining the community: a must read, for experienced developers, hiring managers and newcomers to this great community.

     Ceilometer Grizzly 2 Milestone Available

The Ceilometer team is proud to announce the first synchronous milestone delivery with the OpenStack <http://openstack.org/> project. Grizzly-2 <https://launchpad.net/ceilometer/+milestone/grizzly-2> is also the last Folsom compatible version of Ceilometer <https://launchpad.net/ceilometer> as we are planning to introduce some breaking changes very soon in our trunk to enable a totally new set of features bringing Ceilometer beyond basic metering into monitoring and alerting.

     How many people does one need to build a multi-region cloud?

Hui Cheng describes in details the StackLab project. Spearheaded by Sina, Intel, Gamewave, Xi’an Jiaotong University, South China University of Technology and others, it’s a non profit platform to try and test OpenStack. Sina’s OpenStack development team was responsible for the development, operations, and go online initially. More volunteers have joined the effort and are actively being recruited to get involved to this great career, which will accelerate OpenStack popularizing in China.

     An Image Transfers Service For OpenStack

John Bresnahan <https://tropicaldevel.wordpress.com/> makes the case for a new transfer service component in OpenStack. IaaS clouds must transfer VM images from the repositories in which they reside to compute nodes where they are booted. In the current state of OpenStack images download via HTTP to a nova-compute client speaking to the Glance image service. In the future proposed by John a transfers service would provide more predictable quality of service with horizontal scalability. Check his idea.

     Ceilomenter is looking for volunteers to take on unassigned
     blueprints <http://lists.openstack/>

The team is about to start implementing the blueprints for the g3 milestone, there are few blueprints which still don’t have anyone assigned to them. If you are looking for something useful to code, head over to see the list of things that you could be working on. Remember that contributions during the Grizzly lifecycle will get you a free ticket to the OpenStack Summit.

   Tips and tricks

 * By Patrick McGarry <http://ceph.com/author/scuttlemonkey/>: Building
   a Public AMI with Ceph and OpenStack
 * By Davide Guerry: Using JuJu on OpenStack-based UniCloud
 * By John Bresnaha <https://tropicaldevel.wordpress.com/>: How to
   configure OpenStack Glance And Nova Backed By Red Hat Storage
 * By Loïc Dachary <http://dachary.org/>: Installing OpenStack Folsom
   on Debian GNU/Linux wheezy <http://dachary.org/?p=1791>
 * By Robert Collins <http://rbtcollins.wordpress.com/>: Multi-machine
   parallel testing of nova with testrepository
 * By Kyle Mestery <http://www.siliconloons.com/>: Multi-node OpenStack
   Folsom devstack <http://www.siliconloons.com/?p=395>

   Upcoming Events

 * OpenStack Users January 2013 meetup
   Jan 19, 2013 – Bangalore, India Details
 * Openstack Developers Meetup
   <http://wiki.openstack.org/DeveloperMeetupRaanana> Jan 20, 2013 –
   Raanana, Israel Details
 * Chef for OpenStack Hack Day
   <http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4395344594> Jan 22, 2013 – Boston,
   MA Details <http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4395344594>
 * oVirt Workshop <http://www.ovirt.org/NetApp_Workshop_January_2013>
   Jan 22 – 24, 2013 – Sunnyvale, CA Details
 * OpenStack Mini-Conf at Linux Conf Australia
   <https://lca2013.linux.org.au/wiki/Miniconfs/OpenStack>Jan 29, 2013
   – Canberra, Australia Details
 * OpenStack da zero
   Jan 31, 2013 – Roma, Italy Details
 * FOSDEM’13 <https://fosdem.org/2013/schedule/track/cloud/> Feb 02 –
   03, 2013 – Bruxelles, Belgium Cloud track
 * OpenStack Mini-Conf at gnuNify
   <http://gnunify.in/2013/event/OpenStack_Mini_Conf> Feb 15, 2013 –
   Pune, India Details <http://gnunify.in/2013/event/OpenStack_Mini_Conf>
 * Second Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting
   <http://www.meetup.com/zhgeeks/events/97648722/> Feb 19, 2013 –
   Zurich, Switzerland Details
 * OpenStack Developers Meetup
   <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/> Feb 21, 2013 – Atlanta,
   GA Details <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/>
 * OpenStack Israel <http://www.openstack.org/> May 27, 2013 –
   Tel-Aviv, Israel Coming Soon <http://www.openstack.org/>

   Report from previous events

 * Summary and Review of the 2012 Openstack China Tour

   Other news

 * A new OpenStack Map: see where the OpenStack User Groups
   <http://openstack.org/community/> are around the world
 * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
   and full logs

   Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

 * Toan Nguyen, Rackspace
 * Hans Lindgren, KTH
 * Flavio Percoco, Redhat
 * Michael J Fork, IBM
 * Sean Chen
 * Changbin Liu
 * Dan Florea, Cisco
 * Tony NIU
 * François Rossigneux, INRIA
 * Eric Peterson, HP
 * Sunil Thaha, Redhat

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