April 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

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Join us at OpenStack Summit!

OpenStack Summit is just days away now, and we're looking forward to seeing you there. We'll have a pod in the Red Hat booth, D1. We have a number of demos lined up, of how people are using RDO in their organizations. If you'e like to share your RDO experience with the world, please drop me a note and we'll get you on the schedule.

If you are going to attend OpenStack Summit, RDO is holding a community meetup on Tuesday, April 26, 4:40pm-5:20pm.

Also, join us Tuesday night on Rainey street for the official OpenStack Summit Community Party. (You do need to register ahead of time. Must be 21 to attend. IDs will be checked at the door.) RDO will be at Bangers with Red Hat. Drop by and get your RDO duck.

RDO is also well represented in the conference schedule, so if you want to learn more about OpenStack in general, and RDO in particular, this is definitely the place to be!

Community Highlights

It's been a very busy month in the community, as we get ready for the Mitaka release and the Newton Summit. Here's a brief list of some of the things happening since the last newsletter.

Mitaka release next week

The OpenStack Mitaka release is almost here and the RDO Mitaka packages will follow close behind. We'll be doing another test day to make sure that it's the best RDO release yet, and we could use your help. The test day will be held April 13-14. You can find details about the test day, and instructions for testing, on the Mitaka GA Test Day page. As usual, we'll be in #rdo on the Freenode IRC network for questions and conversation.

Brno on-site test day

Speaking of test days, during the Mitaka Milestone 3 test day, we held our first-ever on-site test day event at the Red Hat Brno office. We had about 15 engineers in attendance, and they felt it was a big success, so we'll probably do this again. If you'd like to host an on-site test day at your office, please let me know so that I can help get the word out.

Upcoming Hangout

On Friday, April 8th, at 14:00 UTC, Dmitry Tantsur will be hosting a Google Hangout where he will be discussing the recent work on Ironic, and what will be included in the Mitaka release.

If you can't make it at that time, the event will be recorded, and will be available at that same location afterwards.

You can watch any of our past hangouts on the RDO website. If you would like to present a hangout about your RDO experiences, please speak up on this thread on rdo-list.

Other events

Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups around the world, are always listed on the RDO events page. If you have an RDO-related event, please feel free to add it by submitting a pull request to https://github.com/rbowen/rh-events/blob/master/2016/RDO-Meetups.yml

If you are hosting or attending a meetup, please let me know, so that I can help you spread the word to the larger community.

Community Meetings

Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. And at 15:00 UTC Thursdays, we have the CentOS Cloud SIG Meeting on #centos-devel. The notes from these meetings are posted each week on the community page.

If you would like to participate in the RDO community, attending these meetings is an excellent way to find out where you can help, or to tell the rest of the community what you'd like to work on.

Blog Posts

March was a super awesome month, we are quite busy in delivering final RDO Mitaka release to the community. Below are posts popular this month.

Bug Statistics

Chandan Kumar has for some time been posting weekly bug statistics summaries. These are great for tracking the progress of the project, and are also an excellent place to look if you're getting started and looking for something to start working on.

You can see the latest of these messages in the mailing list archive.

Keep in touch

There's lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going on in the RDO community. The best ways are …


Mailing Lists:


  • IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
  • Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet

Social Media

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