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CloudStack Developer On-Ramp

Since we made the announcement of licensing and governance shift a few weeks back we've been inundated with requests for developer support from individuals and companies who want to develop, extend, integrate with or just hack on CloudStack. Lots of those requests were coming with requests to visit developers in person to get up to speed as rapidly as possible. After setting up several of those meetings in person, we realized it wasn't beginning to sate demand, so in reaction we decided to run a two day event decided to rapidly on-ramp folks, we put the agenda in the hands of two of CloudStack's lead developers/architects. What came out of that is the 'Developer On-ramp - two days of no-fluff CloudStack development and integration - lots of hands on work.. It's free to attend, you just need to register here.


Day 1: Everyone

9:30-12:00 - General CloudStack Architecture
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Storage deep dive
14:00-15:00 - Failure modes, H/A, maintenance planning
15:00-15:30 - Break 
15:30-17:00 - Networking deep dive
17:00-17:30 - Show and tell - see what others in the community are working on
17:30-18:30 - Beer

Day 2- Integrators

9:30-12:00 - CloudStack API deep dive.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Development environment access 
14:00-17:00 - Building a sample app (bring your own ideas if you want)

Day 2 - Core developers

9:30-10:30 - Setup to contribute (git, IDE, patches, devel environment)
10:30-12:00 - Writing tests, simulator
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Hypervisor and bare metal management
14:00-15:00 - Scalability
15:00-15:30 - Break
15:30-17:00 - Freeform hands on hacking time - (bring your own ideas or squash bugs)

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David Nalley is currently employed by Citrix as the Community Manager for the CloudStack project. In addition he's a long time contributor to the Fedora Project, where among other things he is currently serving on the Fedora Project Board. He's also contributed to in various forms to Cobbler, Zenoss,, OLPC Math4, and Sahana. He is a frequent speaker at Free Software conferences around the nation, and writes for a number of technical and open source media publications including Linux Pro Magazine and
  • Lawrence Sampson
    Lawrence Sampson Monday, 07 May 2012

    I attended the Developer On-Ramp API section on Thursday May 3rd and wanted to know if the sample code shown by the developers is available for download.


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Guest Saturday, 19 July 2014


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.