My talk from the OpenStack summit is now up on youtube, where I walked people through the process of getting your idea into OpenStack. A big part of the explanation is what’s going on behind the scenes with code reviews and our continuous integration system.
I’m hoping it pulls away some of the mystery of the process, and provides a more gentle on ramp to everything for new contributors. I’ll probably be giving some version of this again at future events, so feedback (here or on youtube) is appreciated.
The FOSDEM 2013 talks are up now, and this one of LibreOffice Refactoring really hit an interesting mark. The LibreOffice team has been aggressively rebuilding a culture of rapid change as a road to quality, bringing in a test and test automation culture, and leaving nearly no parts of the code as sacred.
It’s interesting that LibreOffice seems to be doing a much better job than OpenOffice at removing technical debt. I think we’re already seeing the effect of that cultural split, and I expect that in the future this is going to get far more obvious.
I can’t wait to get the Android remote working for future presentations. Will be a lot of fun to drive my presentations that way.
I got to see this at Christmas, and it brought tears to my eyes. It was put together by one of the high school students in Rochester, and used as part of his application to college. An incredible piece of work, and really gives you a sense of what was going on up there when Hurricane Irene completely cut off these towns from the rest of the world.