OpenStack Training - OpenStack Summit Atlanta

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OpenStack Training - OpenStack Summit Atlanta

  1. 1. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871 OpenStack Training Lowering the barrier to entry for OpenStack Connected VSPEXTM Connected VSPEXTM Colin McNamara Chief Cloud Architect – Nexus / Dimension Data OPEN@NEXUS Sean Roberts OpenStack Release Mgr Yahoo OpenStack@Yahoo
  2. 2. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398722 Sean Roberts - CoFounder  OpenStack Foundation Board member  Leader of SF Bay OpenStack  Core - OpenStack Manuals  Co-Founder – OpenStack Training  Former Stanford SLAC  Chief Infrastructure Architect Yahoo  Now accelerating the Yahoo through the market through Software Maturity (TDD)
  3. 3. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398733 Colin McNamara - CoFounder  CCIE / VCP / OpenStack Contributor  Serial instigator for OpenStack Community  Core - OpenStack Manuals  Co-Founder – OpenStack Training  Linux user since 98  VMware user since 99  Founder and maintainer of an awesome beard, and an amazing family
  4. 4. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39874 Why did we do this?
  5. 5. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398755 Challenge we both faced in business
  6. 6. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398766 OpenStack Training - Goals  Align to the upcoming Certification program  Increase the hiring pool of talented engineers  enable underrepresented & econnomically disadvantaged groups to develop marketable skills
  7. 7. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398777 OpenStack Training - Goals  Lower the barrier to entry of OpenStack  Increase accuracy and usability of docs  Create survivable, usable content in the world of a 6 month release cycle
  8. 8. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398788 We decided to fix this ourseles
  9. 9. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39879 Course Structure
  10. 10. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871010 Location docs.openstack.org
  11. 11. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871111 Program Structure  Openstack associate engineer  Openstack operations engineer  Openstack development engineer  Openstack DevOps architect
  12. 12. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871212 focus – Seeing the baby be born and grow up
  13. 13. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871414 Current Challenge
  14. 14. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871515 Methods
  15. 15. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871616 Delivery Methods OpenStackTraining Self Paced Book Corporate Instructor Led Community Instructor Led
  16. 16. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871717 Methods – Avoid Content going stale  6M release cycle kills books  Create structure for surviving that cycle  Re-Use Code  Engage End-Users
  17. 17. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871818 Methods – Open Source Training
  18. 18. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39871919 Methods – Treat training like source code  Run it like it’s own project  Continuously Integrated  Using same XML as docs  Focus on code re-use  Using Agile Methodologies  Scrum-ban  Trello
  19. 19. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872020 Status – Current Supporters
  20. 20. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872222 Challenges
  21. 21. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872323 Engaging end users to receive training
  22. 22. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872424 Challenging the establishment
  23. 23. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872525 Challenges / Lessons Learned - Infrastructure  Project infrastructure  Repositories  CI Systems  Standards  Wiki's  Kanban tools  Meeting structure / Schedules
  24. 24. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872626 Challenges / Lessons Learned  Corporate Support is essential  OpenStack – 92% Corporate  Training – 80% Individual  9-5 work is critical
  25. 25. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872727 What’s Next?
  26. 26. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872828 Call to Action – Contributors Count  Always need more contributors  Small work matters  2 cards a week = 1 week less work
  27. 27. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.39872929 Call to Action  Need Proctors  Need Students  Need quality bugs and feedback  Need more contributors  USE IT, Share it, Add to it Docs.openstack.org - GET TRAINING
  28. 28. www.Nexusis.com 877.286.398730 Open Discussion Let’s look at the training!! @colinmcnamara / @sarob www.colinmcnamara.com www.sarob.com

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