Announcing the first LA Django presentation for 2014!
In February, we have an exciting speaker who will discuss the integral role that Django plays in one of the web’s hottest open-source projects, the OpenStack cloud platform. David Lapsley has volunteered to provide an overview of OpenStack and specifically how Django is implemented to provide OpenStack’s dashboard, also known as “Horizon.”
Note that this event will be held in Pasadena, courtesy of Metacloud, and yes… we will have the following (i.e. March) meeting in Santa Monica. As noted in prior announcements, we’re hoping to travel a bit this year to provide additional exposure to our events to the greater LA-based Django community.
Please see additional details on David, and his presentation, below!
See you all on Feb 18th!
David Lapsley is a Lead OpenStack Software Engineer at Metacloud. David has been using Python for over 10 years and Django for 5 years. His first commercial Python project was writing a Spread Spectrum Software Defined Radio application for NASA. His first commercial Django project was the front end for a CyberSecurity product developed for Carrier-grade VoIP networks. David’s background is in networking, data visualization, cloud computing, software as a service, and user experience. He has a Ph. D in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Melbourne, and a B. Sc. and B. E. from Monash University. David is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and is based in LA (via Boston). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, not shoveling snow, and working on upstream patches.
OpenStack is an open source cloud computing project that is implemented predominantly in Python. OpenStack’s goal is to provide the "ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds”. The OpenStack project was launched by Rackspace and NASA in July 2010. Since then the project has gained considerable momentum with over 200 companies joining the project, and the launch of commercial services and products that use OpenStack.
The OpenStack Horizon project provides a web-based User Interface to OpenStack services. It is constructed in two parts: (1) a core set of libraries for implementing a Dashboard; (2) a reference dashboard implementation that uses the core set of libraries. Customization is a core part of the Horizon Framework. The framework enables developers to construct their own dashboards, panel groups and panels, and enables them to assemble them together via a common navigation/presentation framework.
In this presentation, we will provide a brief introduction to OpenStack and Horizon. Then we will dive into the details of Horizon. We will review Horizon’s overall architecture and how it integrates with other OpenStack services. We will look at some of Horizon’s interesting features and describe how to get started developing with Horizon. Finally, we will discuss some of the current challenges facing Horizon and some future directions.
Brief Introduction to Metacloud
Integration with other OpenStack services
How to get started developing on Horizon
UPDATED: Recommended parking
The best deal for parking is 90-minutes FREE and only $2.00 for each hour after you've used up the free 90 minutes. The lot is called "Parking Concepts" and it's just a block away from our office. The lot's official address is 33 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105. There are two entrances, one a block south of E. Colorado Blvd. on South Raymond Ave. (on the west, or right, side) and another off of Green Street, a block east of Fair Oaks Ave.
I've created a map to help you find it.
The Metro Gold Line is clearly another strong option ;)