[Dmbu-l] Invited talk for Cloud Computing Course: Intro to OpenStack Software Platform and Community - by Amrith Kumar and Davanum Srinivas - Jan 26 1:30PM - 3:15PM @PHO930

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Mon Jan 23 12:49:11 EST 2017


*Invited Talk Series for the Cloud Computing Course are starting. **First
invited talk will be on **Jan 26 1:30PM - 3:15PM @PHO930 at BU.*


*Title: Intro to OpenStack Software Platform and Community*

Abstract: "The talk introduces the audience to OpenStack, the fastest
growing open source project to date, and the preeminent open source cloud
operating system. The talk will provide an overview of OpenStack, the
various components involved in running a cloud, and how the various
components communicate amongst themselves. We describe architectural
considerations in designing OpenStack that allow it to be extensible and
allow for rapidly scalable development processes.  As the OpenStack
community has exploded in size, certain processes and procedures were put
in place in order to allow for more effective governance and management of
the myriad projects that comprise the OpenStack ecosystem. Tooling was
developed around blueprint and design development, source code management,
code reviews, and team communication, all with the goal of providing more
consistent and transparent management of project direction. However, with
the introduction of these many processes and tools came a burden to new
contributors as well as a need for mentorship programs to nurture and guide
individuals and organizations into being good OpenStack community
citizens.  This talk also provides a guide to highlight these processes and
tools to help new folks get introduced to the community. We will be
covering the OpenStack community and governance tools we use in the
community Review and code best practices, Tips and techniques for best
interacting with community members etc."


Amrith Kumar is an active technical contributor to the OpenStack project,
and a member of the Trove core review team. He is also a member of the
OpenStack Foundation Job Analysis Task Force and an author of the book on
OpenStack Trove.  He is the author of the book on OpenStack Trove
(published by Apress, http://www.apress.com/9781484212226).  He is the
founder and CTO of Tesora, and brings more than two decades of experience
delivering industry-leading products for companies specializing in
enterprise storage applications, fault tolerant high performance systems
and massively parallel databases to Tesora, which he co-founded.  Earlier,
he served as vice president of technology and product management at
Dataupia, maker of the Satori Data Warehousing platform , and Sepaton’s
director and general manager where he was responsible for the development
of the core virtual tape library product. As a director of product
development at Netezza, he managed end-to-end product delivery for all
customers and prospects.  Amrith studied mathematics at the University of
Madras (India) and management at the Indian Institute of Management.


Davanum Srinivas is a long time contributor to OpenStack, currently serves
as a Project Technical Lead. He is active in several other OpenStack
projects like Nova, KeyStone, Magnum and helps with the OpenStack Release
team as well. At Mirantis, he leads a team working on improving KeyStone
project and infrastructure components like RabbitMQ, MySQL Galera through
Oslo projects like Oslo.Messaging and Oslo.DB.
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