OpenStack Summmit 2016 – Barcelona

OpenStack is much more than just a specific set of software with discrete features. OpenStack is also the community that comes together to collaboratively creates technology, innovate and puh the state of computing forward. OpenStack software powers digital bussiness at some of the biggest companies and scientific efforts in the world. Wal-Mart runs online retail on OpenStack. BBVA and Banco Santander run customer-facing workloads on OpenStack . The European Organization for Nuclear Reaseach (CERN) processes massive amounts of data from the Large Hadron Collider to analyzer the fundamentals of physics using OpenStack. And the OpenStack community shares lessons learned about cloud usage and the cultural shifts we face with the changing technology landscape of today.

Jonathan Brye, executive director, OpenStack Foundation



25 – 28 October 2016

My first summit just passed.

Four days of adventures. I have never participated in a event so massive: workshops, talks, the Marketplace.

I felt comfortable speaking english, as I’m Spanish-speaker, language communication represented  one of my fears. Attending  to a international summit for first time, with  people from all over the world… I had to be able to share an interesting conversation. Finally, this issue was not big deal. I tried my best and I think people understand me  😛

I really enjoy being part of this event.



The four-days  summit is divided between the normal summit and the Design Summit, which is set on the last days. At Design Summits the developers community gathers to brainstorm the requirements for the next release, discuss the implementation details and connect with other community members.

I joined the Cinder room to be part of the discussion, and finally met the people behind the IRC. It was really intense and people discussed about the future of cinder and next releases.



I met  OpenStack interns for round 12 and some of the old rounds too. It was excited to share the activity and energy around OpenStack with them.

It was great to see such a diverse, global group of users, developers and business leaders at this Summits. I’m honored to be part of this community.



“How to become a significant contributor to OpenStack if you live outside the US”. Since I’m from Argentina: one of my main challenge are locale requirement. I really feel represented with this talk:

You can watch all the talks  here

Thanks for reading!


Author: enriquetaso

Outreachy intern. Really happy to be part of OpenStack community. LinuxChix Argentina member. Python Girl.

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