August 2017 RDO Community Newsletter

  1. August 2017 RDO Community Newsletter
    1. Quick links:
    2. Get started contributing with EasyFix!
    3. Join us for Test Day!
    4. Upcoming Events
      1. Meetups
      2. OpenStack Days
      3. Other Events
    5. Community meetings
    6. Keep in touch
      1. WWW
      2. Mailing Lists:
      3. IRC
      4. Social Media

Thanks for being part of the RDO community!

Get started contributing with EasyFix!

Your first contribution to any open source project can be intimidating and confusing. We want to help you get started, and welcome you to the RDO community.

To that end, we've started the EasyFix initiative. We're collecting "easy" tickets in the EasyFix GitHub ticket tracker. Each ticket describes a task that you can do to get started contributing to RDO. It should also include the name and email address of someone who is willing to help you if you get stuck.

Tickets are in a variety of areas, from packaging, to CI jobs, to documentation, to helping promote events. Whatever your skills are, we need you on the project. So have a look, and see where you can plug in to the community.

Join us for Test Day!

Milestone 3 of the Pike cycle was released last week, and so it's time to test the RDO packages. Join us on Thursday and Friday of this week for the Pike M3 test day. We'll be on the #RDO channel on the Freenode IRC network to test, help, answer questions, and propose solutions.

Upcoming Events

In the next few months there's a number of places where you can meet up with members of the RDO community.


First, we encourage you to attend your local OpenStack meetup. There's hundreds of them, all over the world, every day. We post a list of upcoming meetups to the RDO mailing list each Monday, so that you can mark your calendar. Or you can search for events near you.

If you're going to be speaking at an OpenStack meetup group, and you'd like to have some RDO swag to take along with you, please contact me - - or Rain - - with your request, at least two weeks ahead of time.

And if you're a meetup organizer who is looking for speakers, we can sometimes help you with that, too.

OpenStack Days

The following OpenStack days are coming up, and each of them will have RDO enthusiasts in attendance:

If you're speaking at any of these events, please get in touch with me, so that I can help promote your presence there.

Other Events

The week of September 11 - 15th, the OpenStack PTG will be held in Denver, Colorado. At this event, project teams will meet to determine what features will be worked on for the upcoming Queens release. Rich Bowen will be there conducting video interviews, like last time, where OpenStack developers will be talking about what they worked on in Pike, and what to expect for Queens. If you'll be there, watch the announcements from the OpenStack foundation for how to sign up for an interview slot.

On October 20th, we'll be joining up with the CentOS community at the CentOS Dojo at CERN. Details of that event may be found on the CERN website. CERN is located just north of Geneva. The event is expected to have a number of RDO developers in attendance, as CERN has one of the largest OpenStack deployments in the world, running on RDO.

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 on Github.

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 and the minutes from the meeting are posted on the RDO website. 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.

This meeting is for everyone - developers and users of RDO, but also anybody that has any interest in where the project is going. So please do come, and speak up!

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
  • Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet

Social Media

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!