Developer's black hole


Hi. I’m Flavio Percoco (a.k.a flaper87), and I’m a Software Engineer at Red Hat, where I spend my days working on OpenStack, speaking at conferences. In my spare time I contribute to Rust, write, read, surf, travel, smoke my coffee and drink my pipe.


Embracing new languages in OpenStack

OpenStack has been an (almost) Python-only community for a very long time. Other programming languages have been used for very specific use cases - UI, configuration files, deployment tools, for example - but never for OpenStack's API services until now.

During the Newton cycle, a resolution to accept Go as an official …


On communities: Sometimes it's better to over-communicate

Communities, regardless of their size, rely mainly on the communication there is between their members to operate. The existing processes, the current discussions, and the future growth depend heavily on how well the communication throughout the community has been established. The channels used for these conversations play a critical role …


Glance Mitaka: Passing the torch

I'm not going to run for Glance's PTL position for the Newton timeframe.

There are many motivations behind this choice. Some of them I'm willing to discuss in private if people are interested but I'll go as far as saying there are personal and professional reasons for me to not …


So, you're an ATC. Let me tell you something

You may be probably wondering what the heck is wrong with me. If you haven't, please, keep reading. If you have, though, please, keep reading.

It's that time of the cycle - ha! you saw this comming, didn't you? -, in OpenStack, when we need to elect new members for the Technical …


Let me tell you something about being a PTL

It's that time of the cycle, in OpenStack, when projects need to elect who's going to be the PTL for the next 6 months. People look at the, hopefully many, candidacies and vote based on the proposals that are more sound to them. I believe, for the PTL elections, the …