A peek into a packed class offered at OpenStack Days Brazil.


Calling all beginners and the curious: if you’re considering taking the free training offered by the OpenStack Upstream Institute, a recent packed class offered at OpenStack Days Brazil offers a sneak preview.

Led by OSF staffers Kendall Nelson, upstream developer advocate and Ildiko Vancsa, ecosystem technical lead,  this session was one of a number of summer classes on the road. Community member Claudio Miceli recorded the trainings and put them on YouTube and while nothing beats the training IRL the videos give you an idea of what to expect. The OUI will be offered next at OpenStack Days Nordics and the Berlin Summit.

The training program to share knowledge about the different ways of contributing to OpenStack like providing new features, writing documentation, participating in working groups. Aimed at beginners, trainers are all-star volunteers from the community. It’s broken down into modules– so if you’re a developer, project manager or interested in Working Groups, you can follow what most interests you.

The educational program is built on the principle of open collaboration and will teach the students how to find information and navigate the intricacies of the project’s technical tools and social interactions in order to get the contributions accepted. The live one and a half day class is focusing on hands-on practice like the students can use a development environment to work on real-life bug fixes or new features and learn how to test, prepare and upload them for review.

Upstream Institute attendees are also given the opportunity to join a mentoring program to get further help and guidance on their journey to become an active and successful member of the OpenStack community.

Get involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with Upstream Institute outside of these training events, please check out the weekly meetings.

They happen in #openstack-meeting-3 (IRC webclient)

  • Every two weeks (on odd weeks) on Monday at 20:00 UTC
  • Every two weeks (on even weeks) on Tuesday at 09:00 UTC

You’re also welcome to hang out in the #openstack-upstream-institute channel in between meetings.

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