Happy birthday OpenStack! It’s hard to believe you’re already four years old. But over the last four years, user maturity, software maturity and a focus on cloud software operations have been rapidly emerging for OpenStack, thanks in large part to the efforts of its growing community.
And there are plenty of things to celebrate during this OpenStack birthday. OpenStack has come a long way since its official launch when NASA and Rackspace first introduced us to the technology back on July 19th, 2010. There are now more than 70 global user groups and 17,000 community members across 139 countries, spanning more than 370 organizations — all contributing to the project’s success.
It’s been a lot of fun working within this community, and watching the technology quickly mature and come of age at a time when the need for new cloud technologies is really taking off!
During the entire month of July, OpenStack is dedicating its Open Mic Q&A series to OpenStack’s birthday, shining a spotlight on people who have helped make OpenStack the great success that it has become. Each week, this series will have a new contributor step up to the virtual microphone and answer five questions about OpenStack, cloud, careers and what they do for fun. You can follow along on the blog by reading the Open Mic feed, here: http://www.openstack.org/blog/category/open-mic/
And the party continues! If you’re attending the OSCON conference in Portland the week of July 20th, make sure to attend the OpenStack Foundation’s community celebration on Tuesday, July 22nd at Union/Pine to mingle with other community members and Foundation staff. http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014
As we raise a glass and toast a happy birthday message to OpenStack, we leave you with this new Infographic to help celebrate its growth and success thus far. Enjoy! And please feel free to share with others.
You can also download the Infographic as a PDF.
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