Postings by Rich Bowen

Volunteers wanted: CentOS booth at will be held in Boston, August 17th - 19th. CentOS will have
a booth/table in the expo area, and we need your help staffing that table.

If you are able to volunteer for an hour (or more) to staff the table,
please sign up here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Volunteers will receive their choice of a CentOS polo shirt, or a CentOS
long sleeve button-up shirt.


SIG updates requested for July newsletter

The July CentOS newsletter is being drafted, and we need to hear from
the SIGs.

CFP for Dojo @ closes this weekend

The CentOS Dojo at is rushing up on us, and I'd like to have
a speaker schedule published by early next week.

If you are considering submitting a talk, please do it NOW, so that we
don't have to consider canceling this event. Thank you.

Event details: <a href="" title=""></a>
Call for papers: <a href="" title=""></a>
DevConf information: <a href="" title=""></a>


SIG Day @ CERN, October 18th

Dear SIG members,

As you've no doubt seen, we have a CentOS Dojo scheduled at CERN on
October 19th.

CERN has also generously offered us a meeting room on the day before,
Thursday, October 18th, for SIG meetings.

If your SIG is interested in taking advantage of this opportunity,
please contact me with:

* SIG Name
* Primary contact for coordination
* List of those likely to be in attendance


CentOS Pulse Newsletter #1801, June 2018

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of the CentOS Newsletter.
This release is packed with information from the CentOS Community,
including events, reports from our SIGs (Special Interest Groups) and
information about the release of CentOS 7.5.1804

This is the first edition in many years, and hopefully the first of many
to come.

CentOS Dojo in Sao Paulo, late July

Community member Leo Vaz is putting together a CentOS Dojo for a day or
two before the upcoming OpenStack Days Brazil event, which is scheduled
for July 27-28.

Details for this event are coming together here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

If you are likely to be in the area during that time frame, and are
interested in speaking at a CentOS event, please indicate your
availability in the etherpad linked from the above page.

Topics can be anything related to CentOS, or projects that build on top
of CentOS such as the CentOS SIGs.

If you have further questions, place

Dojo at DevConf.US, August 16th, 2018

DevConf.US will be held in Boston, August 17th - 19th, at Boston University.

We've arranged to hold a Dojo on the day before - Thursday, August 16th
- also at Boston University. Details are currently at
<a href="" title=""></a> and will be
continually updated as we have more information.

The call for papers is open at <a href="" title=""></a>
We're hoping to attract talks focusing on the use of CentOS in research
and education, but you're welcome to submit talks on any CentOS topic
for consideration.

Thanks, and we'll see you in Boston! Software Defined Storage event in Vancouver in August

Forwarding on an announcement from a colleague, for those of you
interested in Software-defined Storage:

Our first mountpoint is coming!
Software-defined Storage (SDS) is changing the traditional way we
think of storage. Decoupling software from hardware allows you to
choose your hardware vendors and provides enterprises with more

Attend mountpoint on August 27 - 28, 2018 in Vancouver, BC, before
Open Source Summit North America for this first time event.

CentOS community newsletter - Call for content

As part of our community outreach effort, we are rebooting the 'CentOS
Pulse' newsletter, which was discontinued about 8 years ago. The purpose
of this newsletter is to provide a high-level update on what CentOS is
up to, to the peripheral audience - including the tech press - who are
less connected with the daily life of the project.

If your SIG would like to provide an update, or if you have something
else you'd like to share with this audience, please do so here:
<a href="" title=""></a> , where I am drafting the

Save the date: CERN Dojo, October 19th, 2018

On October 19th, 2018, we will once again be hosting a CentOS Dojo at
CERN, in Meyrin, Switzerland[1]. This will be a full day of CentOS
presentations, drawn both from CERN and from the broader CentOS community.

The call for papers is now open[2].

OpenStack Rocky milestone 1 test day, May 3, 4

Please join the RDO community on May 3rd and 4th (tomorrow and Friday)
as we test the first milestone in the Rocky series.

We'll have a cloud environment already spun up, so that you can even
come help test if you lack the hardware, time, or expertise to spin it
up yourself, but still want to poke at it.

The full details of the event may be found here: <a href="" title=""></a>

SIG meeting times

I noticed this afternoon that the .ics file linked from
<a href="" title=""></a> was AWOL, and I've replaced
it with one that agrees with all of the times on that page.

I suspect, however, that that page is incomplete and/or out of date.

If you are responsible for a SIG's meeting schedule, please have a look
at that page, and let me know if any updates.


CentOS events for 2018/2019

<a href="" title=""></a>

(Cross-posting from promo@ mailing list, to get a wider participation.

Looking at the coming 12 months, I need some feedback as I select events
that need to have a CentOS presence of some kind. While I have already
committed to some of these events (See below), starting around July we
haven't really signed on for much, and I would like to hear from the
community what events you feel we should be at, and why.

The why is, by far, the more important half of the question.

"talking points" for an HPC event

I was hoping to get the attention of folks from the HPC SIG to help me
craft a message to take to an HPC event that I'll be attending soon -
ISC-HPC in Frankfurt. I expect that you're aware of it.

Last year, I got questions regarding what's happening in the HPC SIG in
CentOS, and I know at that time it was still fairly young.

Do you blog about CentOS?

Do you blog about CentOS? Or about Linux in general? We need your voice.

As mentioned on
<a href="" title=""></a>
this morning, authentication for is tied to (through OpenID). So if you have a CentOS account,
you have an account on the blog server. We would love to have your
articles there - hear about what you're doing on top of this awesome

On the other hand, if you have your own blog, and you're writing CentOS
content there, please let me know about that, too.

meeting reboot

A reminder to all, that we are trying to reboot the Cloud SIG meetings,
now that we have representatives from Cloudstack on board.

These meetings are scheduled for Thursdays at 15:00 UTC, on #centos-devel

The agenda for the meeting is here:
<a href="" title=""></a> - although there's
nothing on it for this week, as we've been out of practice for a long time.


Is the Artwork SIG alive?

I've been working through the various SIGs, trying to determine which
ones are active. I'm curious about the state of the Artwork SIG.

<a href="" title=""></a>

Is this still an ongoing effort, or is it "done"?

Upcoming Dojos: Bangalore, Singapore

I want to draw attention to two upcoming events.

First, we have the CentOS Bangalore Dojo. Details are still emerging,
but it will be held on March 21 at the Red Hat India office. Details are
<a href="" title=""></a> and more details
will be coming very soon.

Then, on the following Sunday, March 25th, we'll be holding another Dojo
as part of the FOSSAsia event in Singapore, at the Lifelong Learning

RDO OpenStack Queens packages available

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Queens for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux
7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private,
public, and hybrid clouds.

meeting minutes, Feb 22, 2018

Thanks to those that attended today's Cloud SIG meeting.

Call for papers: CentOS Dojo, Singapore, March 25th

We will be holding a dojo in Singapore, on March 25th, in conjunction
with the FOSSAsia event. If you will be there, and have a proposal for a
talk during that event, please let us know.

<a href="" title=""></a>

More details on the event are available here:

<a href="" title=""></a>


FOSDEM Dojo update, videos

A big thank you to everyone who attended the CentOS Dojo in Brussels a
week ago. We had about 75 people in attendance (101 registered) and we
had two tracks of great presentations.

If you did not make it to the event, you can still catch all of the
presentations on our YouTube channel, at
<a href="" title=""></a> Unfortunately,
you miss out on the great hallway track, but there's always next year!

Meanwhile, keep a lookout for upcoming events -
<a href="" title=""></a> - and try to attend a dojo near you in the
coming months.

Queens Milestone 3 test day, Feb 8, 9

We will be testing the RDO OpenStack Queens Milestone 3 packages on
February 8th and 9th. Details are at
<a href="" title=""></a>

We will be congregating on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC for
questions, commentary, and so on.

We will also be deploying a test cloud, like last time, so that you can
test without having to deploy it yourself. Details, and signups, are at
<a href="" title=""></a>

If you have any questions, please bring them to the
<a href="mailto: ... at lists dot"> ... at lists dot</a> mailing list.

CentOS Dojo, Brussels. February 2nd (2 weeks from NOW)

if you're coming.

Two weeks from today we'll be holding the annual CentOS Dojo at FOSDEM,
held at the Marriott Grand Place, starting at 8:30 am with coffee, and
talks starting at 9:30, February 2nd.

If you'll be at FOSDEM, please come a day early for this awesome
community event, with talks, lunch, community, and then join us
afterwards at Delerium for the FOSDEM Beer Event.

While the event is free, we do need you to register, so that we know how
much we'll need to bring out for lunch.

We know that there are a lot of events before FOSDEM this year, but this
one is, of course, the be

FOSDEM Dojo update

As you are no doubt aware, we are once again planning to hold a Dojo at
the Marriott Grand Place on the Friday before FOSDEM starts - Friday,
February 2, 2018.

The schedule for the event may be found at
<a href="" title=""></a> and includes two tracks
covering a wide variety of topics.

Attendance at this event is free, but if you plan to attend please
register -
<a href="" title=""></a> -
for planning and catering purposes.

For those unable to attend, we will be recording (video) both tracks
this year, and the ses

OpenStack/RDO test day, Queens Milestone 2, December 14, 15

Join us next Thursday and Friday as we test Queens Milestone 2 - the
next version of OpenStack. <a href="" title=""></a>

This time, we're doing something a little different. For those of you
who don't have the time, patience, or hardware to spin up your own
OpenStack cloud, we'll have one ready for you.

Call for presentations: CentOS Dojo, Brussels, February 2nd, before FOSDEM

As you may be aware, we are once again planning to hold the annual
pre-FOSDEM Dojo in Brussels, February 2nd, 2018.

The CFP for this event is open, and there's more information in this
blog post:
<a href="" title=""></a>

We're looking for talks about CentOS - any and all aspects of CentOS,
and the various communities/projects that rely on CentOS for their CI,
development platforms, or where they are deployed.

Notes from CERN pre-dojo

The notes from the pre-dojo meeting at CERN, yesterday, may be found in the
etherpad at <a href="" title=""></a>

Those involved in the various discussion topics are requested to elaborate,
where appropriate.

Thanks to everyone who attended this very productive discussion.


Join us at CERN, October 20th, 2017

Please join us, one month from today, in Meyrin, Switzerland, at the
amazing CERN facility, for a day of learning and sharing.

<a href="" title=""></a>

Details, schedule, and registration are at the above link.

While the event is free, you *must* register in order to gain access to
the facility, due to security requirements.

See you at CERN!

RDO Pike released

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Pike for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private,
public, and hybrid clouds.