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Ocata Milestone 3 Test Day

RDO

rdo channel on Freenode

Thu 2 Feb 2017 12:01am 11:59pm UTC

Come help make RDO better by testing the Ocata Milestone 3 packages. Details at https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/ocata/milestone3

Ocata Final Test Day

RDO

rdo channel on Freenode

Thu 2 Mar 2017 12:01am 11:59pm UTC

Come help make RDO better by testing the Ocata final release packages packages. Details at https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/ocata/final

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linux.conf.au

Hobart, Australia

Monday 16 JanuaryFriday 20 January

linux.conf.au is the largest linux and open source conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Run annually since 1999, it brings together the Australian, New Zealand and international community for standout presentations, demonstrations and relationship building. It is a deeply technical conference and pre-emininent practitioners in the field, both professionals and hobbyists, are expected to attend.

Additional details about the conference are available at http://<http://hobart.lca2017.org/.>

Why haven't you licensed your project?

Richard Fontana

Room: Wellington Room 1

Wed 18 Jan 2017 1:20pm 2:05pm AEDT

During the past few years, some have argued that we are living in a "post-open source software" ("POSS") era, characterized by a new generation of developers who work on public software projects without any effort to indicate licensing or any regard to project governance. One view is that this represents an increase in carelessness or legal misunderstanding among developers. However, others have suggested that this behavior may be a deliberate reaction against the "permission culture" inherent in traditional approaches to open source. GitHub has been blamed for this phenomenon and it has taken some measures to address it. This talk will explore some legal and policy issues surrounding the tendency (real or supposed) for developers to fail to explicitly license their code

Drink from the firehose: release-monitoring.org

Nick Coghlan

Room: Tasman Hall B/C

Wed 18 Jan 2017 3:40pm 4:25pm AEDT

For a long time, the preferred approach to network service security has been the hardened bunker: define a system, deploy it, and patch it promptly when security vulnerabilities in the components used are reported and fixed. However, continuous integration services and automated deployments have opened up a new model: the moving target that grabs new releases of dependencies almost as soon as they are available, runs them through the CI process like any other software change, and then deploys them to production. Even if a new security flaw slips through testing, that's considered better than being exposed to the flaws that were classified as normal bug fixes, but actually represented security issues. release-monitoring.org is a shared community service born out of the Fedora Infrastructure team that monitors for new upstream releases, and emits structured events that can be used to automatically trigger appropriate follow-on action. So if you'd like to learn how to drink from the firehose, this talk's for you!

The Vulkan Graphics API - what it means for Linux

David Airlie

Room: Wellington Room 1

Thu 19 Jan 2017 10:40am 11:25am AEDT

OpenGL has long been the 3D API used on the Linux platform. However recently the Khronos group released the Vulkan 1.0 standard which covers a new closer to the metal API for 3D graphics programming across multiple operating systems. This talk will provide a brief introduction to the API and how supported the API is under Linux. The speaker will also discuss possible future uses for this new API and the advantages it brings.

Getting into the Rusty Bucket - Lessons from Integrating Rust with Existing C

William Brown

Room: Tasman Hall B/C

Fri 20 Jan 2017 1:20pm 2:05pm AEDT

Rust is a modern language developed by Mozilla pursuing the trifecta: Safety, Speed, and Concurrency. With such promise for the future, how can we use this now? We are not always in the beautiful open green fields; we must contend with our existing grunty applications! 389 Directory Server is based on code now more than 20 years old. We cannot throw this out and replace it, but we want the benefits Rust gives us - especially for authentication and security critical code. We will explore the challenges of security in engineering, and behaviours of the modern programmer. I will discuss why we have spiraled down a mountain of failure as an engineering discipline - and why we need tools like Rust to validate our work. I will show faults in Directory Server that could have been prevented with safe language techniques. Finally, I will explore the Directory Server plugin interface, where we have the ability to provide pure Rust plugins, allowing safe, fast extensibility to a core piece of systems authentication. This will explore the challenges to build it, and the design patterns needed to make sure that the rewrite of the application in Rust is possible, today.

Designing a Race Car with Open Source Tools

David Chinner

Room: Plenary

Fri 20 Jan 2017 2:15pm 3:00pm AEDT

After I ran out of talent and had a high speed encounter with an immovable object in May 2016, I needed to build a new race car. The car I crashed is somewhat unique for many reasons - it's a Locost Clubman. The car has a space frame chassis, based on the original 1957 Lotus 7 designed by Colin Chapman. In the early 1990s, Ron Champion published a Haynes manual titled "Build your own sports car for as little as £250" which was a step by step guide to fabricating and building the entire car. Essentially, it was the source code for the car. Are the open source 3D cad tools capable of building a complex space frame chassis? Can I get an open source finite element analysis software to perform strength and failure analysis and get sane results? Can I design all the parts I need and send them to 3rd parties to get them laser cut, bent, fabricated and delivered to my door? Can I integrate my little CNC milling machine into these tools (i.e. CAM) so I can rapidly fabricate prototypes and iterate designs? If the open source tools exist, is it even possible to make them work together in a sane way? What tools have I had to write myself? What landmines will I step on?

The proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plants

Rikki Endsley

Room: Boardwalk Gallery

Fri 20 Jan 2017 2:15pm 3:00pm AEDT

In 2016, I adopted my first carnivorous plant, a Venus Fly Trap, which I named Gordon. I quickly discovered that, in addition to his ability to catch the occasional bug and get energy from the sun, Gordon's health was closely connected to the environment and care I provided. In this talk, I'll draw from more than a decade of experience working with open source communities (and a few months of experience keeping Gordon alive) to explain how caring for a Venus Fly Trap is much like caring for a community. Like carnivorous plants, communities can't be left alone to fend for themselves, and they won't explicitly tell you when there is a problem. Communities and carnivorous plants need an energy source, healthy environments, pest control, and occasional maintenance. Whether you're a seasoned community gardener, or just starting to develop your carnivorous plant green thumb, you'll learn practical tips for nurturing healthy roots that grow thriving communities (… or Venus Fly Traps).

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OpenStack-Helm

Saint Louis Kubernetes Meetup

Saint Louis, MO

Tue 17 Jan 2017 7:30pm 8:30pm UTC

Saint Louis, MO, US OpenStack-Helm https://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/236816264/

First Meetup of 2017 - Let's talk about Cultural Adoption of OpenStack

OpenStack Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

Wed 18 Jan 2017 8:00pm 9:00pm UTC

Phoenix, AZ, US First Meetup of 2017 - Let's talk about Cultural Adoption of OpenStack https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Phoenix/events/236693028/

What is OpenStack and Python extensions in Nim

RoPython-Cluj

Cluj-Napoca, RO

Wed 18 Jan 2017 11:00am 12:00pm UTC

Cluj-Napoca, RO What is OpenStack and Python extensions in Nim https://www.meetup.com/RoPython-Cluj/events/236771431/

Boston OpenStack Meetup - Swift Benchmarking for Scale.

Openstack Boston

Boston, MA

Thu 19 Jan 2017 6:00pm 7:00pm UTC

Boston, MA, US Boston OpenStack Meetup - Swift Benchmarking for Scale. https://www.meetup.com/Openstack-Boston/events/236855005/

Kubernetes at the Helm - OpenStack Made Easy

AlphaRetta Ventures & Incubator

Alpharetta, GA

Thu 19 Jan 2017 6:30pm 7:30pm UTC

Alpharetta, GA, US Kubernetes at the Helm - OpenStack Made Easy https://www.meetup.com/AlphaRetta-Ventures-Incubator/events/236716066/

OpenStack Meetup (Topic TBD)

Atlanta OpenStack Meetup Group

Atlanta, GA

Thu 19 Jan 2017 7:00pm 8:00pm UTC

Atlanta, GA, US OpenStack Meetup (Topic TBD) https://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/events/236259146/

Using OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) for Big Data

Triangle OpenStack Meetup

Durham, NC

Mon 23 Jan 2017 5:30pm 6:30pm UTC

Durham, NC, US Using OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) for Big Data https://www.meetup.com/Triangle-OpenStack-Meetup/events/236338425/

Microservices and a Happy Hour

OpenStack Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

Tue 24 Jan 2017 4:00pm 5:00pm UTC

Phoenix, AZ, US Microservices and a Happy Hour https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Phoenix/events/236805307/

F5 Networks and recent Nova Changes

Colorado OpenStack

Fort Collins, CO

Tue 24 Jan 2017 8:30pm 9:30pm UTC

Fort Collins, CO, US F5 Networks and recent Nova Changes https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Colorado/events/236828606/

OpenStack 101 - what is it and why do I need it ?

UK Cloud Infrastructure User Group

London, 17

Tue 24 Jan 2017 1:30pm 2:30pm UTC

London, 17, GB OpenStack 101 - what is it and why do I need it ? https://www.meetup.com/UK-Cloud-Infrastructure-User-Group/events/236355900/

OpenStack Budapest 2017 January

OpenStack Hungary Meetup Group

Budapest, HU

Wed 25 Jan 2017 11:00am 12:00pm UTC

Budapest, HU OpenStack Budapest 2017 January https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Hungary-Meetup-Group/events/236111268/

OpenStack User Group Berlin Meetup - "Bring your own network!"

OpenStack User Group Berlin

Berlin, DE

Wed 25 Jan 2017 12:00pm 1:00pm UTC

Berlin, DE OpenStack User Group Berlin Meetup - "Bring your own network!" https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Berlin/events/236604256/

OpenStack Ansible All-In-One (AIO) on AWS QuickStart

OpenStack Northern Virginia

Reston, VA

Wed 25 Jan 2017 6:00pm 7:00pm UTC

Reston, VA, US OpenStack Ansible All-In-One (AIO) on AWS QuickStart https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Nova/events/236876829/

SDSC - Petabyte Storage on OpenStack

OpenStack San Diego

San Diego, CA

Wed 25 Jan 2017 9:30pm 10:30pm UTC

San Diego, CA, US SDSC - Petabyte Storage on OpenStack https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-SD/events/234653960/

OpenStack Dashboard Window into OpenStack

OpenStack Cork

Cork, IE

Wed 25 Jan 2017 2:00pm 3:00pm UTC

Cork, IE OpenStack Dashboard Window into OpenStack https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Cork/events/235903038/

Второй OpenStack Meetup St.Petersburg

OpenStack Russia St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, RU

Thu 26 Jan 2017 10:00am 11:00am UTC

St. Petersburg, RU Второй OpenStack Meetup St.Petersburg https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Russia-St-Petersburg/events/236405808/

Kubernetes+OpenStack 101

OpenStack Meetup - South Bay, Los Angeles

Santa Monica, CA

Thu 26 Jan 2017 9:00pm 10:00pm UTC

Santa Monica, CA, US Kubernetes+OpenStack 101 https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Meetup-South-Bay-Los-Angeles/events/236650457/

Containerized OpenStack control plane

OpenStack St. Louis

Chesterfield, MO

Thu 26 Jan 2017 7:30pm 8:30pm UTC

Chesterfield, MO, US Containerized OpenStack control plane https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-STL/events/236809478/

Discuss and Learn about OpenStack

OpenStack Denver

Littleton, CO

Thu 26 Jan 2017 8:30pm 9:30pm UTC

Littleton, CO, US Discuss and Learn about OpenStack https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Denver/events/235916511/

Using OpenStack Orchestration for Big Data - January 2017 OpenStack L.A.

OpenStack LA

Pasadena, CA

Thu 26 Jan 2017 10:00pm 11:00pm UTC

Pasadena, CA, US Using OpenStack Orchestration for Big Data - January 2017 OpenStack L.A. https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-LA/events/236338967/

Kubernetes with Terraform, Ansible and OpenShift on OpenStack and Anywhere

OpenStack Cologne

Köln, DE

Thu 26 Jan 2017 1:00pm 2:00pm UTC

Köln, DE Kubernetes with Terraform, Ansible and OpenShift on OpenStack and Anywhere https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Cologne/events/234806240/

Primera reunión OpenStack Mexico City - Save the date!

OpenstackMexicoCity

México City, MX

Thu 26 Jan 2017 8:00pm 9:00pm UTC

México City, MX Primera reunión OpenStack Mexico City - Save the date! https://www.meetup.com/OpenstackMexicoCity/events/236857573/

Best And Worst Openstack Experience

Tampa Openstack Meetup

Tampa, FL

Thu 26 Jan 2017 7:00pm 8:00pm UTC

Tampa, FL, US Best And Worst Openstack Experience https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Openstack-Meetup/events/236599593/

Open Stack Monthly Meetup

OpenStack Utah

Herriman, UT

Thu 26 Jan 2017 9:00pm 10:00pm UTC

Herriman, UT, US Open Stack Monthly Meetup https://www.meetup.com/openstack-utah/events/236431017/

Erfarenheter av OpenStack med IP-Solutions

OpenStack User Group Sweden

Stockholm, SE

Fri 27 Jan 2017 10:00am 11:00am UTC

Stockholm, SE Erfarenheter av OpenStack med IP-Solutions https://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Sweden/events/236720621/

OpenStack & oVirt beer

OpenStack Milano

Milano, MI

Fri 27 Jan 2017 1:30pm 2:30pm UTC

Milano, MI, IT OpenStack & oVirt beer https://www.meetup.com/Meetup-OpenStack-Milano/events/236414454/

Cloud/Devops RoadMap and Ansible Automation

CloudnLoud - Openstack,PrivateCloud,Red Hat,Opensource

Tambaram, IN

Sat 28 Jan 2017 11:30pm 12:30am UTC

Tambaram, IN Cloud/Devops RoadMap and Ansible Automation https://www.meetup.com/CloudnLoud-Openstack-Cloud-RedHat-Opensource/events/236721208/

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FOSDEM

Brussels, Belgium

Saturday 4 FebruarySunday 5 February

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.

Additional details about the conference are available at https://fosdem.org/2017/.

Extensions: ugly toupee or hipster hairdo?

Stephan Bergmann

Room: K.4.401

Track: Open Document Editors

Sat 4 Feb 2017 12:50pm 1:10pm CET

"But what about the extensions?" can be the death knell for whatever cool new feature somebody tries to implement in LibreOffice, as extensions naturally ask for interface stability. But what about them, anyway? Are they the saviour that brings diversity to our desktops, or are they just a ghostly phantom that stifles innovation? Lets take a look at the extension landscape out there.

Rdo's continuous packaging platform: how to continuously package OpenStack (or other things) for CentOS

Matthieu Huin

Room: K.4.601

Track: Distributions

Sat 4 Feb 2017 2:00pm 2:25pm CET

This presentation shows the workflow currently followed by RDO to ensure the quality of OpenStack packaging, and the specificities of the tools implementing this workflow.

QEMU: internal APIs and conflicting world views (how abstractions inside QEMU (don't) work together)

Eduardo Habkost

Room: UB2.252A / Lameere

Track: Virtualisation and IaaS

Sat 4 Feb 2017 1:15pm 1:55pm CET

QEMU is an open source machine emulator and virtualizer written in C. Over time it has evolved multiple interfaces to interact with the outside world, and multiple internal APIs and abstractions to model and keep track of data. The talk will be a review of some of the challenges and trade-offs involved in making those abstractions work together.

Introduction to Ceph cloud object storage

Orit Wasserman

Room: UA2.114 / Baudoux

Track: Software Defined Storage

Sun 5 Feb 2017 9:45am 10:30am CET

Ceph is a highly available distributed software defined storage, providing object, key/value and file-system interfaces. Ceph Rados Gateway (Radosgw) provides HTTP REST API that is S3 and openstack swift compatible. This talk will cover cloud object storage concepts and how Ceph implementation of cloud object storage (Radosgw). This talk will also present the newest features and our plans for the future.

Ceph weather report

Orit Wasserman

Room: UA2.114 / Baudoux

Track: Software Defined Storage

Sun 5 Feb 2017 4:30pm 5:00pm CET

Ceph is a highly available distributed software defined storage, providing object, key/value and file-system interfaces. Ceph Rados Gateway (Radosgw) provides HTTP REST API that is S3 and openstack swift compatible. This talk will give a brief Radosgw architecture overview, present the newest features and our plans for the future.

Storing metrics at scale with gnocchi: the Python based time series database

Julien Danjou

Room: UD2.120 / Chavanne

Track: Python

Sun 5 Feb 2017 10:00am 10:30am CET

Gnocchi is a time series database written in Python, that has been created in the context of the OpenStack cloud computing project. It offers highly-scalable data storage for measurements and provides access to its data via a REST API. In this lecture, we'll discuss the features the project is offering to its users, and how they can easily be leveraged in any application. In a second part, we'll see how the project has been built to scale, how Python was leveraged and made scalable.