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Monday, May 18 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Taming Neutron with Collaborative Documentation

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Everyone knows that networking presents one of the biggest challenges in planning, deploying, and operating an OpenStack cloud, and the lack of sufficient practical documentation contributes significantly to the problem.

 

During the last development cycle, a group of people representing a wide range of skills, expertise, and perspectives including core developers, operators, trainers, and end users, joined forces to transform networking into a safer, happier place for everyone.

 

The new collaborative Networking Guide includes a handful of practical deployment scenarios covering basic architectures with Open vSwitch and Linux Bridge and leading-edge DVR and L3 HA architectures, but to get there we had to throw out the rule book and start from scratch when it came to how we write OpenStack documentation.

 

In this panel discussion, the team building the Networking Guide will discuss:

 

- Defining what needs to be understood about a topic

- Engaging the community in a collaborative effort

- Convincing subject matter experts to contribute their expertise

- Combining skill sets to achieve a large and complicated goal

 

Attendees will come away from this session with a better understanding of the process of documentation in the community setting (and maybe even a better understanding of Neutron).

Speakers
avatar for Nick Chase

Nick Chase

Senior Manager, Technical Content/Editor in Chief, OpenStack:Now
Nick created and currently serves as editor-in-chief of the popular OpenStack:Now newsletter, as well as managing outbound content for Mirantis. He is also active in the OpenStack Documentation project. With 20+ years' experience as a developer and author, Nick has written several books and hundreds of articles as an IBM developerWorks Certified Master Author. He also founded NoTooMi.com and has done Web application development for companies... Read More →
avatar for Sean Collins

Sean Collins

Senior Software Engineer
Sean Collins is a contributor to OpenStack Neutron, previously led the Neutron IPv6 working group, and also co-organizes the OpenStack Philadelphia user group. Sean began using cloud technologies in order design scientific computation clusters, and later began developing new OpenStack features in the networking space, including support for IPv6 networking, network quality of service, and firewall automation. Sean is also a co-author of the... Read More →
avatar for Matt Dorn

Matt Dorn

Cloud Technology Instructor, Rackspace
Matt Dorn is a Cloud Technology Instructor with Rackspace focused on helping IT teams around the world build private clouds with OpenStack.  He understands that many feel a great deal of intimidation when approaching open source projects and is fanatical about providing an easy to understand learning path that makes OpenStack accessible and fun.  His experience includes joining a 4-person hosting startup in Philadelphia to a leadership... Read More →
avatar for Edgar Magana

Edgar Magana

Cloud Operations Architect, Workday
Edgar is an emerging leader who has specialized in Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and OpenStack. He has developed excellent software development skills and outstanding customer and business driven experience. Currently, he is core member of the Neutron OpenStack development community. Edgar has strong experience in fully automated Cloud Computing... Read More →


Monday May 18, 2015 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Room 114/115

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