October 2017 RDO Community Newsletter

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OpenStack Summit!

We are one month away from OpenStack Summit, and RDO will be there!

OpenStack Summit will be held in Sydney, Australia, November 6-8, overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbor. We would love to see you. We'll have ducks, again, like every year. http://rdoproject.org/blog/2015/10/ducks/

And, we'll be having an informal gathering on Tuesday evening, starting at 6pm, at the PumpHouse. Watch the rdo-list mailing list for signup details, coming real soon, as soon as details are finalized.

OpenStack Summit is the best place and time in the world to find out everything about OpenStack, and to meet other OpenStack enthusiasts. And, of course, it's the only place in the world where you can get these exclusive RDO ducks.

If you're interested in helping out at the RDO booth at Summit, please sign up for a time. Rich will be there the whole time, but we always need extra people to answer questions, explain what RDO is, and just be friendly.

CentOS Dojo at CERN!

Coming up in just over a week, OpenStack and CentOS enthusiasts will be gathering in Meyrin, Switzerland, at the amazing CERN facility, for a CentOS Dojo. This will be Friady, October 20th, and you can find out more details at cern.ch/centos.

If you're planning to come, you must register, in order to be admitted to the facility. They're very serious about security, as you might imagine.

Presentations will cover CentOS CI, how the various SIGs work, and also include an overview of how CERN uses CentOS and OpenStack in their research into the secrets of the universe. We would love to see you there.

OpenStack PTG

Last month, the OpenStack PTG was held in Denver, Colorado. The PTG - the Project Teams Gathering - is the meeting where the next version of OpenStack is planned out.

While there, Rich had the opportunity to interview a number of the project teams, and several PTLs - Project Technical Leads - about what was accomplished in Pike, and what's coming in Queens.

These interviews are now all published on the RDO YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure.

If you'd like to do an interview for the RDO YouTube channel, about your work in OpenStack, please just let Rich know and we can set up a time.

Other events

If you're in France or Germany (or anywhere nearby) you should go to OpenStack Days France (November 21st) and OpenStack Days Germany (December 8th and 9th). Tickets are still available, and the schedules look great. If you'd like to represent RDO at either of these events, please get in touch with Rich for information on how we can support you.

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.

OpenStack SIG in Fedora

This week, Haïkel announced a new OpenStack SIG within the Fedora ecosystem. This will be focused on packaging, testing, and maintaining OpenStack clients within Fedora, to ensure that Fedora users have access to the latest tools to manage their OpenStack clouds.

If you are interested in participating in this process, discussion and work will be happening primarily on the RDO mailing list.

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.

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

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!