Open Infrastructure Summit schedule, project update and more


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Open Infrastructure Summit schedule is live!

The schedule features keynotes and sessions from users like Volvo Cars Corporation, Workday, GE Digital, Société Générale, LINE, Ant Group, and more! The event, held virtually for the first time, takes place October 19-23 and includes more than 100 sessions around infrastructure use cases like cloud computing, edge computing, hardware enablement, and security as well as hands on training and an opportunity to interact with vendors in the Open Infrastructure Marketplace.

10,000+ attendees are expected to participate, representing 30+ open source communities and more than 110 countries. Keynotes begin at 10am Central Time on Monday, October 19 and again on Tuesday, October 20.

Sessions for the Summit focus on the most important open infrastructure issues and challenges facing global organizations today:

  • AI / Machine Learning, HPC
  • Container Infrastructure
  • CI/CD
  • 5G
  • NFV and Edge Computing
  • Cloud Computing: Public, Private and Hybrid
  • Security

View the full Summit schedule!

Still on the fence?

Read this Superuser article and check out some most anticipated Summit sessions that you might love!

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The Superuser Awards nominees are now available for community review! Check out the 8 nominees and rate your favorites.

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OpenStack Foundation news

Open Infrastructure Summit, October 19-23, 2020

Project Teams Gathering (PTG), October 26-30, 2020

Airship: Elevate your infrastructure

  • Airship in the news! Read how AT&T is using Airship to deploy all of the operator’s network cloud deployments running their 5G workloads.
  • The Technical Committee is pleased to announce that the Airship 2.0 beta milestone completion is imminent. This milestone included 135 issues, with the last open issues being targeted for completion by the end of September.
  • Updated meeting cadence!
    • Airship SIG UI: design topics will be included during Airship Open Design meetings, and grooming sessions will now occur during the Airship Flight Plan Call. Read the announcement here.
    • Airship Slack/IRC meeting: Change from weekly to bi-weekly. Please see the original announcement here.

Kata Containers: The speed of containers, the security of VMs

  • The community has just tagged the 2.0.0-rc0 Kata-Containers release which is the first release candidate for Kata Containers 2.0. Next, we will focus on fixing bugs and making it stable for the incoming 2.0.0 release. Check out the 2.0.0-rc0 release highlights.
  • We have four candidate submissions for the Architecture Committee election, where we have three seats available. Thus, we shall enter the Q&A and subsequently the voting phases. The current period (September 18th – 27th) is for asking questions to candidates via this mailing list.

OpenStack: Open source software for creating private and public clouds

  • We are in the last stages of preparation for the Victoria release, this week being the deadline for the first release candidates, in preparation for the final release on October 14.
  • Elections for OpenStack leadership for the upcoming Wallaby development cycle (PTLs and TC seats) began September 22nd with the nomination period extending for one week, until September 29th. Polling will take place October 6th through the 13th. For more details on the technical elections, check out the election site here.
  • A new SIG has been proposed to gather people interested in discussions around packaging. The rpm-packaging team will be transitioned into this SIG, however, the Packaging SIG can also include other packagers like Debian or Ubuntu. This patch discusses the creation of the SIG.
  • Discussion around Wallaby release goals has begun! Graham Hayes sent out a call for updates to goals previously suggested and for goal champions to draft them into proposals for acceptance for Wallaby. 
  • Are you looking for OpenStack-related jobs? Set yourself apart from other candidates by taking the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam. See more details here!

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • The fall elections are approaching quickly! The community will elect the Project and Technical Leads as well as some of the TSC seats. If you are interested in nominating yourself or follow the process you can find more information on the elections webpage.
  • The StarlingX community is currently in the 5.0 release cycle. The community is currently deciding about the release maintenance periods which are currently planned for 12 months. The community is also planning a maintenance release and targeting October, 2020 with the availability of 3.0.1. For more information see the release wiki.

Zuul: Stop merging broken code

  • Get prepared for the next version of Zuul. The next release will drop support for Python 3.5 and Ansible 2.7. Redeploy your Zuul services on Python 3.6 or newer and migrate any jobs to Ansible 2.8 or 2.9 before your next Zuul Upgrade. See the release notes for more details.

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