I’ve been to every OpenStack summit and, in retrospect, each one has a different theme. I see these as community themes beyond the releases train that cover how the OpenStack ecosystem has changed.
The themes are, of course, highly subjective and intented to spark reflection and discussion.
|ATL||Ice House||Its my sandbox!||The new marketplace is great and there are also a lot of vendors who want to differentiate their offering and are not sure where to play.|
|HK||Havana||Project land grab||It felt like a PTL gold rush as lots of new projects where tossed into the ecosystem mix. I’m wary of perceived “anointed” projects that define “the way” to do things.|
|PDX||Grizzly||Shiny new things||We went from having a defined core set of projects to a much richer and varied platforms, environments and solutions.|
|SD||Folsom||Breaking up is hard to do||Nova began to fragment (cinder &
|SF||Essex||New kids are here||Move over Rackspace. Lots of new operating systems, providers, consulting and hosting companies participating. Stackalytics makes it into a real commit race.|
|BOS||Diablo||Race to be the first||Everyone was trying to show that OpenStack could be used for real work. Lots of startups launched.|
|SJC||Cactus||Oh, you like us! We need some process||This is real so everyone was exporing OpenStack. We clearly needed to figure out how to work together. This is where we migrated to git.|
|SA||Bexar||We’re going to take over the world||We handed out rose-colored classes that mostly turned out pretty accurate; however. many some top names from that time are not in the community now (Citrix, NASA, Accenture, and others).|
|ATX||Austin||We choose “none of the above”||There was a building sense of potential energy while companies figured out that 1) there was a gap and 2) they wanted to fill it together.|