Welcome to the Short Stack, our regular feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack news. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it's about OpenStack, we'll find the best ones.

Here are our latest links:

We are what we contribute to OpenStack | Opensource.com

Tesora CTO Amrith Kumar reflects on the lessons he has learned as an OpenStack community member over the past two years. Kumar said one of his biggest takeaways is the emphasis on the community at large, rather than any particular technology. Additionally, that one can determine his or her place in the OpenStack community by what is contributed.

How to craft a successful OpenStack Summit proposal | OpenStack Superuser

The Call for Papers for October's upcoming OpenStack Summit in Barcelona closes July 13 at 11:59 p.m. PDT (July 14 6:59 UTC). With 28 tracks and some new guidelines for the Barcelona Summit, the Women of OpenStack offered advice on how to submit a successful proposal. Superuser also walked through the process of what happens once a proposal is submitted.

Cloud, containers, and analytics in focus for Red Hat Enterprise play | Computer Business Review

At this week's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Red Hat unveiled the latest version of its hybrid cloud management platform, CloudForms 4.1. This update adds the capability to support the three largest public cloud offerings in the market: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Red Hat also added support for network management for OpenStack networking with Neutron.

Dell Unveils New OpenStack Extensions at Red Hat Summit | eWeek

On day one of this week's Red Hat Summit, Dell made news by announcing that their new Red Hat Cloud Solution integrated its latest generation PowerEdge server platforms with Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 processors. Red Hat Cloud Solution is now in its fifth generation and built on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8. Additionally, Dell introduced two new validated extensions for its OpenStack cloud solution powered with the Red Hat OpenStack Platform, OpenShift by Red Hat and Red Hat Cloud Forms.

Why You Should Consider Containerizing OpenStack | The New Stack

Kiran Oliver discussed how OpenStack is changing the way that developers and write and deploy software. He stated that many organizations have already started to containerize their OpenStack components. OpenStack is using this to its advantage, having created a platform which aims to relieve companies from the usual lock-ins associated with developing in the cloud. In this episode of the podcast The New Stack Analysts, he discusses how GoDaddy is using OpenStack and Kubernetes to the benefit of its developers.