Looking to get started with OpenStack? Here are some of our most recent resources.


If you’re new to the community, there are plenty of great resources for getting started. Here’s a roundup of some of Superuser’s recent ones.

Learn OpenStack: A new community site

As he was teaching himself, Geoff Rich built a site called Learn OpenStack. “As I was learning, I found a lot of the online material somewhat lacking in places. More as a hobby I decided to make a tutorial website out of my learnings and to also create a set of easily repeatable steps that anyone with a few technical skills could follow. I also wanted a set of steps that anyone can run, regardless of if they run Mac, Windows or Linux.”

OpenStack basics: An overview for the absolute beginner

Ben Silverman, author of “OpenStack for Architects,” gets newbies started with OpenStack. He offered this hour-long intro  hahahathat starts at the very beginning — what cloud is, the origin story of Amazon Web Services, OpenStack and why open source matters — straight through to architecture and managed OpenStack.

Careers in OpenStack: What employers want

Here Silverman examines the most common OpenStack job titles and how to get hired for them. “LinkedIn listed almost 6,000 jobs, Indeed 2,500 jobs and Glassdoor 2,600 jobs with OpenStack as a title or a requirement. Want more good news? The jobs are at all skill levels. According to Glassdoor, OpenStack jobs have an average salary of about $90,000 per year, at a wide range of experience levels, ” he writes.

Making your first contact with OpenStack

Exploring OpenStack? Here’s where to find the First Contact Special Interest Group and how to get involved.

The beginner’s guide to contributing upstream

The Foundation’s Kendall Nelson on steps to contributing upstream and other ways you can get involved.

7 steps to becoming a Certified OpenStack Administrator

Author Matthew Dorn offers a peek into the “Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam” book.

How to get more involved with OpenStack

John Garbutt, works as principal engineer focused on the convergence of OpenStack and high-powered computing at StackHPC shares his thoughts on how to boost your involvement in the community.