Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for week 26 September to 2 October for openstack-dev:

  • ~422 Messages (down about 23% relative to last week)
  • ~193 Unique threads (up about 13% relative to last week)

Quite a bit of pre-summit logistics and TC election related traffic this week, a fairly quiet week for Lwood though.

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Blog post on Secure Development in Python

Travis McPeak flagged a post he put up on the OpenStack Security Project (OSSP) blog which discusses resources and tools to help developers write secure Python code.  While written with OpenStack developers in mind it has some good material in there for people doing Python development in just about any setting.

Call for Mentors and Mentees

From Kendall Nelson a piece on the mentoring program sponsored by the Women of OpenStack.  An invitation for folk to get involved in either capacity – worth considering :)

Community Contributor Awards nominations close soon

Tom Fifield wrote a quick reminder that nominations close soon for the Community Contributor Awards that Kendall Nelson announced last week.  A great way to recognise people, projects and other endeavours that further OpenStack.

TC Elections Underway

The selection of six new OpenStack Technical Committee (TC) members is underway – these new members will have a one year term.  I’ve noted the candidates below in the People and Projects section, if you’re eligible to vote you should have received an automated email to vote by now.

One thing that became clear to me in reading the various candidacy statements is that to a person we have a very capable bunch putting their names forward, we’re spoilt for choice even. My vote for the most amusing candidacy statement would have to go to this nomination from Clint Byrum though – his post quite possibly one of the funniest things I’ve read on openstack-dev :)

End of Cycle Retrospectives / Postmortems

With Newton all but done, projects are starting to do retrospectives, this week one from Jim Rollenhagen for Ironic.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

Nothing that leapt out from the other lists this week.

People and Projects

TC Nominations

Twenty one people put their names forward for the TC Elections which as noted above are now underway: Clark Boylan, Clint Byrum, Sean Dague, Steven Dake, John Davidge, Chris Dent, John Dickinson, John Griffith, Joshua Harlow, Doug Hellman, Anita Kuno, Amrith Kumar, Ed Leafe, Emilien Macchi, Steve Martinelli, Dolph Mathews, Sean McGinnis, Jim Rollenhagen, Ben Schwarzlander, Jeremy Stanley and Monty Taylor.

Core nominations & changes

  • [Puppet] Proposing David Moreau Simard part of Puppet OpenStack CI core team – Emilien Macchi
  • [Solum] Nominating Zhu Rong for core – Devdatta Kulkarni

Further Reading & Miscellanea

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case

This weeks edition of Lwood brought to you by Trevor Rabin (Can’t Look Away), The Dave Brubeck Quartet (The Essential), Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (Soul to Soul), Toto (Toto IV) and Yes (90125)

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)


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