December 2018 RDO Community Newsletter

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RDO Resources

How was your OpenStack Summit Berlin? We had a BLAST! Special thanks to all the volunteers who came by to help out at the booth, answer questions and DO LIVE DEMOS! Are you ready for the newsletter? So. Are. WE.

Housekeeping Items

What's Your Story?

We'd love to celebrate YOU! Let us hear your experience with a pull request, the latest feature you'd love to see, or your use case. We'd like to publish user, contributor, and operator stories HERE. Are you keen? Reach out to Rain Leander, leanderthal, on IRC.

RDO Changes

The Future of the RDO Community

Just in case you might have any further questions regarding IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat, especially with regards to the RDO Community, Brian Proffitt published an article to focus on how some are wondering what this acquisition will mean for the many upstream projects in which Red Hat participates and sponsors.

Community News

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.

Every Thursday at 15:00 UTC, there is a weekly CentOS Cloud SIG meeting on the #centos-devel 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. This meeting makes sense for people that are involved in packaging OpenStack for CentOS and for people that are packaging OTHER cloud infra thingies (OpenNebula, CloudStack, Euca, etc) for CentOS. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

OpenStack News

What's In A Name?

The first Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit) will take place April 29-May 1 in Denver, Colorado

  • The Call for Presentations is now open – review the updated Track list and submit your presentation, panel, or workshop by January 23 at 11:59pm PT. If you’re interested in helping shape the Summit content, apply to be a Programming Committee member.
  • Denver Summit sponsorship opportunities are now available. Check out the packages and reach out to with any questions.
  • Register now before prices increase in late February.

The Role of the Technical Committee

The Technical Committee published a first version of a document describing the role of the TC. This is a living document: changes can be proposed using the governance git repository.

What Happened At OpenStack Forum?

A number of OpenStack Forum session summaries were posted to help the people who did not have the chance to attend the session at the Berlin Summit. You can find a list of those on this wiki page.

Recent and Upcoming Events

Call For Papers

There are a handful of relevant conferences with open CFPs. Need help figuring out a good topic or finalizing your abstract? Feel free to reach out in the #RDO channel on IRC.

  • Red Hat Summit Boston Massachusetts USA 07-09 May 2019 Share your ideas with thousands of open source enthusiasts by submitting a session for Red Hat Summit 2019. There's a lot going on in open source, and we need your help to talk about it. Please submit an abstract based on one of the topics we will feature this year. CFP closes 19 November 2018 23:59 UTC

  • ServerlessDays Amsterdam The Netherlands 29 March 2019 ServerlessDays started life as JeffConf, a tongue in cheek conference in the spirit of Paul Johnston’s blog post, “Serverless is just a name. We could have called it Jeff”, an attempt to move beyond the Serverless buzzword and focus on the practical use of function as a service platforms and the value they provide. It is a one day, community focused, single track event centred on real world Serverless based solutions. It’s about fostering a community and helping all of us learn from each other as we embrace a new way of building applications. CFP closes at November 26, 2018 23:11 UTC

  • Open Source Data Center Conference Berlin Germany 14-15 May 2019 Innovative strategies, forward-looking developments and new perspectives in dealing with complex data centers are welcome topics of OSDC. The international conference is especially adapted to experienced administrators and architects. CFP closes at January 31, 2019 12:01 UTC

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 on Github.

Keep in Touch

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As always, thanks for being part of the RDO community!