OpenStack Upstream Institute


With over 6,000 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.

Please note that the language of the training is English.


We run the full training prior to each OpenStack Summit.

We are also bringing a one day long version of the training to some of the local OpenStack Days events and other industry events. Keep a look out for updates about these events in the Upcoming Trainings section.

OpenStack Upstream Institute Class Details: A detailed overview of OpenStack Upstream Institute Training.

Training Content

Complete content of Upstream Institute Training can be seen here:

Upcoming Trainings

See this web page and the schedule of the upcoming class for more details and registration.










Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit

For Trainees

Prerequisite and best practice guide for trainees:

For Trainers

Tips and best practices guide for trainers, coaches and mentors holding the training locally:


Training organizers

Further trainers/coaches

You can find the list of trainers/coaches on the training occasions wiki page.


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

Complete index in slide format only