I spent the past week in Hong Kong at the OpenStack Summit. It was by far the furthest I’ve ever travelled for a Summit and by far the busiest I’ve ever been at a Summit. Here are some of the highlights.
The lower case j’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed. jclouds is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Top Level Project (TLP)! With the closing of this issue and the resolution being set to “Fixed”, it’s officially and infrastructurally done. We’ve even dropped the “incubator” prefix/suffix from our DNS entries and various source code artifacts. You can now find us at our permanent home jclouds.apache.org. Huzzah!
The OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong is less than a month away now. Leading up to the Summit I was a track chair for the Apps On OpenStack track. We had many excellent proposals that we’re voted up by the community. Selecting the finalists wasn’t easy. I think we found a good mix of sessions about applications built on top of OpenStack, the tools that enable developers to build those applications effectively, and the design decisions that developers will need to consider when building apps on OpenStack.
“Wikis always start off with the best of intentions. Sharing knowledge in a centralized place that everyone can edit. Wikis are useful but they can be difficult beasts to wrangle. Out of date information, broken links, bad formatting left unfixed, etc. The list is endless.
It’s that time of year again to vote for sessions at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. First of all I encourage you to vote for any and all of the sessions using the new OpenStack Presentation Voting web app. It’s a great app and it drops you into the action right away by presenting you with a random session to vote on. The ability to use keyboard shortcuts to vote is really handy too. I’ve got a couple of sessions proposed to the Summit focused on the application developers building solutions on top of OpenStack.