Topics include GitOps, Configuration Management, Neat Tricks and Contributor insights.
January was the month for getting the news out about Ortelius and the Continuous Delivery Foundation. While we were officially announced in December, the official podcast and webcast were held in January after the ‘holidaze’ wore off. Steve Taylor gave an excellent overview of Ortelius and how its evolves the Continuous Delivery Pipeline with automated microservice configuration management. Neetu Jain, Siddharth Parrek and Tracy Ragan joined Jacqueline Salinas, CDF Ecosystem Director, on a Podcast talking about the open source community, its growth and ambitions.
“Ortelius - the CDF’s newest incubating project” with Neetu Jain, Siddharth Pareek and Tracy Ragan, hosted by Jacqueline Salinas, CDF Ecosystem Director.
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Overall goals for Q1-21 will focus on adoption, in particular the adoption of the Ortelius platform and the onboarding of new open source members. Siddharth Pareek begun this effort in December with the Ortelius Contributor Guide. The Outreach committee saw a need to encourage new members to actively participate. A Blog-A-Thon was born. It will run from February 1st thru March 31st. Read the details and get your blog submitted. Three primary categories are encouraged: GitOps and Configuration Management, Ortelius Tips and Tricks, and your personal journey with joining as a Open Source Committer with info on how to get started. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Blog-A-Thon. We are particularly interested in your thoughts around GitOps and Configuration Management or Tips and Tricks.
The Architecture Working Group explored the use cases around ArgoCD “Application sets” and request from Netflix to address “Component sets.” The meeting was attended by OpsMx, Armory, Inuit, and Netflix and covered many topics around the challenges of deploying containers of microservices across dozens of clusters. Steve Taylor summarized the discussion and began a requirements definition for Ortelius. View the full recording.
Additional projects for the Architecture team includes adding more metadata around microservice ownership (for example, including emails to make it easy for support teams to reach a microservice developer) and the generation of .yaml files to be passed to a GitOps operator. These projects will be initiated for coding in April.
In a push to increase open source participation in Ortelius, the Outreach team discussed providing ways for ‘enthusiast’ to get involved. Out of that discussion the Ortelius 2021 Winter Blog-A-Thon was created.
Pull Request - 11
New Members - 9
Total Membership - 139