OpenStack Upstream Training

OpenStack Upstream Training


With over 2,000 developers from over 300 different organizations worldwide, OpenStack is one of the largest collaborative software-development projects. Because of its size, it is characterized by a huge diversity in social norms and technical conventions. These can significantly slow down the speed at which newcomers are successful at integrating their own roadmap into that of the OpenStack project.

We’ve designed a training program to share knowledge about the different ways of contributing to OpenStack like providing new features, writing documentation, participating in working groups, and so forth. The educational program is built on the principle of open collaboration and will teach the students how to find information and navigate the intricacies of the project’s technical tools and social interactions in order to get their contributions accepted. The live one and a half day class is focusing on hands-on practice like the students can use a prepared development environment to learn how to test, prepare and upload new code snippets or documentation for review. The attendees are also given the opportunity to join a mentoring program to get further help and guidance on their journey to become an active and successful member of the OpenStack community.

For more information, see OpenStack Upstream Training Details.

When & Where to get OpenStack Upstream Training

OpenStack Upstream Training in Barcelona has ended. The next session of the OpenStack Upstream Training will be held in Boston, just before the OpenStack Summit Boston 2017.

For more information about the last session of the OpenStack Upstream Training in Barcelona, see the OpenStack Academy page.

How to prepare

  • Make sure you have a wifi enabled laptop with you.
  • Prepared virtual machine image with a development environment:
  • Prepare an environment by yourself from scratch:
    • Create a virtual machine on your laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 installed and 6+ GB of RAM.
    • Alternatively, you can use your virtual machine on a public cloud.
    • Check that you can ssh from your laptop to the virtual machine
    • Check that apt install works on the virtual machine
    • Read and complete the Setup IRC guide.
    • Read and complete the Setup and Learn GIT guide.
  • Read and complete the Account Setup guide.

Etherpad for Barcelona Upstream Training


The trainers have led the training in Barcelona and will lead the next training in Boston, in English:

Ildiko Vancsa, Kendall Nelson, Mark Korondi, and Marton Kiss


For more information about the past trainings and the local upstream trainings, see OpenStack Upstream Training Archives.

Outline and online slide index


Slides are made with Hieroglyph. To skim through slides quickly to find something, or jump ahead or back, use Slide table (press t in the browser). Some slides include additional explanation in the Presenter notes (press c to see them).

Archive of additional training activities


Activities listed here are not realized at every Upstream training.

Complete index in slide format only

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