[openstack-dev] [all] Ocata Bugsmash

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Tue Dec 6 19:14:34 UTC 2016

Last week was the Ocata Bugsmash in Shenzhen, China. Many developers
from around China gathered to debug, test, and fix a large number of
bugs across many of the most popular projects.

I wanted to take an opportunity to thank Huawei, Intel, and everyone
involved for making this event happen. It was great seeing so much
focused attention on addressing our outstanding bugs, and I felt the
event was very productive. Really great work done by the Chinese
OpenStack community.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to spread the word about the event
to others interested in being involved and any other companies that
would be interested in running this type of event in other countries. I
think a couple releases ago, things were able to be coordinated in at
least a couple other locations.

As a PTL and core for Cinder, I would love to see this picked up again and
make a bugsmash week happen every cycle across multiple locations. Just
seeing how much the one group could get done in China - I can just
imagine how much could be accomplished by a larger extended effort.

I have no involvement in the organizing or planning of this event, but
if any vendors are interested in spreading this into a larger event,
feel free to contact me directly for any feedback and thoughts from a
participant perspective.

But I want to make sure full credit for this goes to Huawei and Intel
for sponsoring this for five cycles in a row. In my opinion, it's a very
valuable event to bring devs together from all over and really focus on
improving OpenStack. Thank you again to all involved in making it

Sean (smcginnis)

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