Skip to main content

This is an exciting week for OpenStack! Why? Because this week kicks off OpenStack Summit Berlin! OpenStack Summits which occur every six months allow thousands of decision makers, operators, and developers from around the world to gather at one central location and collaborate across everyday use cases.

What is OpenStack?

For those who may be unfamiliar with OpenStack, it is a set of open-source software tools that are used for building and managing cloud computing platforms. This could be for public and/or private clouds. Through the use of an OpenStack platform, users can deploy resources needed for managing their cloud environments making it easy to horizontally scale.

As OpenStack is an open source software anyone can look at the source code, make the changes and modifications that they need for their environments and if they wish they can also freely share these modifications with the community. This makes events like the OpenStack Summit where contributors can meet and exchange ideas vital to the growth of the community. In fact before the conference even begins a core group of dedicated OpenStack members come together to teach the Upstream Institute program which was put together to share knowledge about the different ways of contributing to OpenStack. Teaching the basics of how to provide new features, writing documentation and participating in working groups.

OpenStack Summit in Berlin

However, over the years the OpenStack summit has grown beyond merely gathering to discuss new developments in OpenStack. It has grown to include many other projects for example telecommunication industry concepts like Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and edge computing, as well as offering support for developers in the areas of containers and continuous integration. Now that OpenStack Summits are no longer limited to only OpenStack the summit will host over 200 sessions and workshops on container infrastructure, CI/CD, Telecom + NFV and public/private/hybrid cloud solution. With this abundance of diverse content, there is bound to be something new for everyone to learn

This is also an exciting time at Linux Academy because three of our very own will be presenting at OpenStack Summit Berlin.I [Ell ] am fortunate this time around to have an amazing mentor, Amy Marrich, include me in her journey and we will be assisting with Upstream institute training as well as helping spread the message of mentorship, diversity, and inclusion within the OpenStack community.

Couldn’t make upstream institute? You can also find us at:

Tue 13, 12:30pm – 1:40pm Hall 7 – Level 1 – 7.1b / London 1 – Speed Mentoring Lunch (Amy and Ell)
Tue 13, 2:30pm – 3:10pm -CityCube Berlin – Level 3 – M – User Community Leadership Planning Session (Amy)
Tue 13, 3:20pm – 4:00pm – Hall 7 – Level 1 – 7.1b / London 1 – Diversity and Inclusion WG Update (Amy)
Tue 13, 4:20pm – 5:00pm Hall 7 – Level 1 – 7.1b / London 1 Long-Term Mentoring – Keeping the party going! (Amy and Ell)
Wed 14, 11:50am – 12:30pm CityCube Berlin – Level 3 – M 2 OpenStack Ansible – Project Update (Amy)
Wed 14, 3:20pm – 4:20pm Hall 7 – Level 1 – 7.1a / NY1 – Git and Gerrit Hands-on Workshop (Amy)
Wed 14, 4:50pm – 5:00pWed 14, 1:40pm – 2:20pm CityCube Berlin – Level 3 – M 1 OpenStack Ansible – Project Onboardingm CityCube Berlin – Level 2 – Marketplace Demo Theater (Amy)
Stacks on Stacks on Stacks – OpenStack, OpenShift, & Why They’re Best Friends (Treva)
Container Infrastructure (Lightning Talks) Thu 15, 1:40pm – 3:10pm – Hall 7 – Level 1 – 7.1a / NY1 – It’s a PaaS! OpenShift vs. Kubernetes on OpenStack (Treva)
Thu 15, 3:20pm – 4:00pm – CityCube Berlin – Level 1 – Hall A3
Mentoring Program Reboot (Amy and Ell)

Can’t make it to Berlin but still want to learn more about OpenStack? Check out the following Linux Academy courses:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *