Short Stack: Bridging Tech's Diversity Gap and the OpenStack COA Contest

Take a look at the latest happenings in the OpenStack community, including OpenStack's recent growth, Cisco enlisting SwiftStack, and the lack of diversity in tech.

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Why OpenStack is not Big Enough | OpenStack Superuser

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, discussed why he believes that OpenStack still has more growing to do under the Big Tent. While OpenStack has faced much criticism about the volume of projects, Bryce stressed that with more projects joining the Big Tent, there are now ample resources to help navigate the landscape.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Happy 6th Birthday OpenStack | Rackspace  

Bryan Thompson, a senior director of product management at Rackspace, reflected on the past six years of OpenStack development. He took note of some of the more important numbers, like the fact that over half of all Fortune 100 companies use OpenStack, as well as the growth of the global OpenStack community to over 54,000 members and 80 user groups. He also agreed that with the exponential growth OpenStack has seen, deployment challenges still remain and there is more work to be done.

OpenStack COA Contest | The OpenStack Blog

The OpenStack Foundation is giving away a free Chromebook to the Certified OpenStack  Administrator exam takers with the highest score every week. This will take place from July 18-September 11. You can learn more about the exam here.

Cisco Enlists SwiftStack for OpenStack Storage | IT Business Edge

Cisco announced this week that they are now reselling version 4.0 of SwiftStack alongside a Metapod instance of OpenStack. SwiftStack, the creators of the original Swift project, focuses on object-based storage that scales.

Bridging Tech's Diversity Gap | The New Stack

A gender analysis done by Bitergia earlier this year showed that only 11% of the OpenStack community identify as women. In this episode of The New Stack, founder Alex Williams sat down with DreamFactory Developer Relations Manager Jessica Rose, Bitergia Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer Daniel Izquierdo, and Director of Community Development at Red Hat OpenShift Diane Mueller during this year's OSCON. The four discussed how to build diversity within the open source community, starting with more inclusive hiring practices.

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