David Moreau Simard

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Just what did everyone do for the Mitaka OpenStack release ?

RDO community liaison Rich Bowen went to find out.

He interviewed some developers and engineers that worked on OpenStack and RDO throughout the Mitaka cycle and asked them what they did and what they were up to for the Newton cycle.

It was definitely a good idea and I hope we do the same retrospective for Newton !

Here’s a quick summary of who participated and what they talked about.

David Moreau Simard

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/05/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-david-moreau-simard/

Yep, that’s me! I talk about the great improvements around the testing coverage we did for RDO, allowing us to ship the most stable release of RDO yet. I also explain what my wishlist is for the Newton cycle.

Adam Young

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/05/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-adam-young/

Adam Young is part of the core Keystone project team. He goes in depth about the challenges they had in Mitaka and what he’d like to see happen in Keystone for Newton.

Emilien Macchi

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/05/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-emilien-macchi/

Emilien Macchi is the PTL for the Puppet OpenStack deployment project. He talks about the challenges of integration testing their puppet modules and keeping up the pace with the master branches.

Javier Pena

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/04/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-javier-pena/

Javier Peña is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and is part of my team involved around making RDO awesome.

He discusses the challenges around building RDO packages and making sure they’re available to the community as well as the features and improvements that were done to Packstack.

Haïkel Guémar

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/04/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-haikel-guemar/

Haïkel Guémar is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and is part of my team involved around making RDO awesome.

He discusses the focus around streamlining the contribution workflow to RDO and how he’d like to do some things better for Newton.

Chandan Kumar

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/04/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-chandan-kumar/

Chandan Kumar is a Software Engineer at Red Hat and he’s very involved in the RDO community.

He talks about some of the new packages we needed to add throughout Mitaka in RDO and upcoming projects he’d like to add in Newton.

Ihar Hrachyshka

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/04/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-ihar-hrachyshka-talks-about-neutron/

Ihar Hrachyshka is part of the Neutron core contributors team.

He explains the work that was done to make upgrading Neutron easier and some other cool features they managed to land in time for the release.

Ivan Chavero

Interview: https://www.rdoproject.org/blog/2016/04/what-did-you-do-in-mitaka-ivan-chavero/

Ivan Chavero is also a Senior Software Engineer part of my team focused on RDO. He explains how the Mitaka cycle was great from the perspective of stability improvements for Packstack and how we fixed a lot of bugs.