OpenStack is an open source community project that is unprecided in it’s speed of development and it’s rate of growth even as it has grown very large. The project is integrating hundreds of contributions a day, from hundreds of developers, who are working for hundreds of otherwise competing corporations and organizations, while maintaining a strong focus on code quality.
This requires public automated development infrastructure on a whole new level. The code for this infrastructure is, of course, open source, and itself runs on OpenStack at HP Cloud and Rackspace Cloud. This infrastructure code and it’s matching community development process could be used by other open source community projects. We believe what is working for us could very well work for you.
In this session, a high level overview of the OpenStack Infra Review and CI systems will be presented, and the workaday life of an OpenStack code contributor and an OpenStack code reviewer will be described. We will then solicit questions from the audience, and hopefully explore ways that this system can help your project.
We specifically invite the community managers, project leaders, and core developers of all other large and medium sized projects to attend.
Mark Atwood is a long time participant in the open source community, and is a regular conference speaker. He is the Director of Open Source Engagement for HP Cloud Services, which operates an OpenStack-based public cloud. His technology interests include software infrastructure and tooling, open source databases, and hackerspaces. He makes his home in the green city of Seattle, with an annual trip to his other home in Black Rock City.
Monty Taylor runs developer automation for the OpenStack project, including the developer tooling, continuous integration and automation systems. Monty is also a core developer on the Drizzle project and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. before they got gobbled up. He’s an expert in distributed systems and will bend your ear with stories of Burning Man if you let him.
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph is an Automation and Tools Engineer at HP working on the OpenStack Infrastructure team. She is also a member of the Ubuntu Community Council and on the Board of Directors for Partimus.org, a non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area providing Linux-based computers to schools in need.
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