Grokking OpenStack

OpenStack - little pieces

Internship Is 2/3 Complete - How Am I Doing?

I have finished two-thirds of my internship. Let’s take a look at what I can measure.

I have compiled the following stats on my OpenStack accomplishments to date:
blueprints - 1
merged patches - 13
abandoned patches - 3
patches in review - 2
bug reports filed - 3
bugs fixed - 4
bugs closed - 6
reviews - 20
launchpad karma - 309
blog - 18 posts
projects: 13 - OpenStack/Api-Site, OpenStack-CI, OpenStack-Infra/Config, OpenStack-Infra/Git-review, Openstack-Infra/Puppet-dashboard, Openstack-Infra/Jeepyb, Cinderclient, Glance, Glanceclient, Nova, Novaclient, Horizon, Oslo

Is this what I expected? I don’t know how to answer that question. I didn’t really have any kind of number for patched submitted or reviewed when I started the intership, so I guess all I can say is I don’t know what I expected.

I am happy with the number of projects/repos that I have contributed code to, since my overall goal for myself was to get as broad a picture as possible of the various projects and how they interrelate in the time allotted for the internship. I am happy to read the list of projects I learned enough about so that I could make an acceptable contribution.

I have been working with the Infra team the last few weeks and I have noted that my rate of bug fixing patches has gone down in that time but my rate of posting reviews has gone up and my rate of merged patches has stayed about the same. So Infra, for me, has a different workflow compared to the other project work I was doing. I find I am looking at bugs less and spending time on building functionality and contributing to reviews. This seems to fit the workflow and needs of the Infra team, so it is all good as far as I am concerned.

What else can I say I have learned and accomplished? I have a much deeper understanding of git then when I began my internship. I have more knowledge in this area than I have blogged about yet, since figuring out a way to convey that understanding with graphics and words takes some time. I also have a better understanding of the OpenStack release cycle now than I did before my internship, so now a lot of parts of the OpenStack workflow make more sense to me.

I have learned about puppet resources, started on salt, learned about how huge nova is and also seen firsthand the uniqueness of some of the various projects. I have not yet worked with the code for some projects, like swift for example, and only have a cursory understanding of its functionality from a lovely conversation in #openstack-101.

Up until this point my focus has been very wide, looking to consume as much information as I could cram in during my intership. Now I think I need to re-focus and look to the connections I have already made, conclude the items I agreed to shepherd through the process and consolidate my time so that what I do now can serve as a useful bridge for what comes next. Hopefully what comes next for me is a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the OpenStack community.

Thanks so much for your continued patience and support.

Thanks for helping this GNOME OPW intern,
Anita Kuno.