Upcoming OSF virtual events, project updates and more


Spotlight on: Upcoming OSF Virtual Events  

We’re Going Virtual!
Last month, based on the input from the community, board, and the latest information available from the health experts, we announced our decision not to host the OpenDev + PTG in Vancouver this June. Instead, we’d like to invite you to join us for the upcoming, first of its kind virtual OSF event series! 


Join us for OpenDev, an ongoing collaborative event series focused on advancing open source software and communities. Participants can expect discussion oriented, interactive sessions exploring challenges, sharing common architectures, and collaborating around potential solutions. Previous OpenDev events include Edge Computing in 2017 and CI/CD in 2018.

The virtual OpenDev event series will consist of three separate events hosted in the upcoming months, each focused on a different open infrastructure topic:

  • Large-scale Usage of Open Infrastructure Software
    June 29 – July 1, 2020. Register now!
  • Hardware Automation
    July 20 – 22, 2020
  • Containers in Production
    August 10 – 12, 2020

If you are interested in the Hardware Automation or Containers events, we’d love your input on the best time block to host the sessions before registration goes live. Please share your preference here: Hardware AutomationContainers in Production.   


The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) is an event where open source upstream contributors (user working groups, development teams, operators, SIGs) gather to collaborate on software requirements and roadmaps. Registration is now open for the virtual PTG, taking place June 1-5.

The event is open to all OSF projects, and teams are currently signing up for their time slots. Find participating teams here, and the schedule will be posted on the PTG website in the upcoming weeks. Join us

Sponsor Shout Out

We also want to thank all of the OpenStack Foundation Platinum, Gold, and Corporate sponsors for their ongoing support that make these virtual events possible and free to attend. We couldn’t do it without you!  

Airship: Elevate your infrastructure

  • Join Airship at the virtual PTG! Stay up to date on meeting plans via the mailing list.
  • Check out the April update on the blog for the latest Airship 2.0 progress, virtual March meeting notes, and more.
  • Interested in learning how to set up a Cluster API development environment? Find step-by-step directions and documentation in this tutorial. This development environment will allow you to deploy virtual nodes as Docker containers in Kind, test out changes to the Cluster API codebase, and gain a better understanding of how Airship works at the component level to deploy Kubernetes clusters.
    • Read more about how Airship 2.0 plans to use Cluster API in this blog post.

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

  • The community has set up an etherpad page for Kata virtual PTG. Please register your name and time slots if you plan to attend it. Also if you have anything to discuss during PTG, feel free to add it there as well.
  • Kata Containers Demo: A Container Experience with VM Security
    • Eric Ernst, principal systems software engineer, for Ampere and Bharat Kunwar, software engineer, for StackHPC explain how Kata Containers work, as well as its performance and security advantages. They also describe a use-case scenario and new research.

OpenStack: Open source software for creating private and public clouds

  • The OpenStack community is in the final preparation stage for the ‘Ussuri’ releasescheduled for May 13. Discussion on how to properly celebrate virtually is under way on the openstack-discuss mailing-list.
  • The election cycle to designate the stewards for our next development cycle, Victoria, just concluded. The Technical Committee (now a group of 11 people) welcomes two new members: Belmiro Moreira and Kristi Nikolla. They, along with three returning members (Graham Hayes, Mohammed Naser, and Rico Lin) make the newly elected members of the TC. Also, huge thank you to Alexandra Settle, Jim Rollenhagen, Thierry Carrez, and Zane Bitter for their past service. PTLs for project teams were also renewed, with 12 new people stepping up.
  • The 2019 User Survey results have been analyzed by the OpenStack Technical Committee. Read the full report for more information.
  • The Kolla team set up a new way to engage with users, and improve communication between Kolla operators and Kolla developers: the Kolla Klub. Interested? Read more information on how to join the next meeting.

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • The community is preparing for the upcoming virtual PTG to discuss topics like planning for the 5.0 release cycle, testing and cross-project collaboration. Stay tuned for updates as the event is getting closer!
  • The next StarlingX TSC elections are happening in less than a month! Check out the details on the elections web page in case you are interested in running for one of the 4 seats.

Check out these Open Infrastructure Community Events!

For more information about these events, please contact [email protected]

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