Involving students in upstream tasks

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These are the stories from our team members who attended the summit and some of their key take aways from their week in Shanghai.

The overall progress in the field of security and compliance within the OpenStack community is encouraging. I met with a few brilliant individuals whom were as interested in security and compliance as I am which was very fun.

Kim Hindart, CSO

Our team recently got back from the Open Infrastructure Summit in Shanghai. This was the first ever Summit in mainland China and for good reason. Chinese companies are pouring more and more resources into basically all of the OpenStack projects, so hosting a Summit there came quite natural.

As usual the summit consisted of keynotes, presentations, hands-on labs, and the Forum. The setup of the event was a little bit different than usual with 3 days of Summit and 3 days of Project Teams Gathering (PTG) with one day overlapping.

Kim Hindart, CSO

The overall progress in the field of security and compliance within the OpenStack community is encouraging. I met with a few brilliant individuals whom were as interested in security and compliance as I am which was very fun.

Also, whatever you do, go Json web token as soon as possible. Unlike fernet tokens, JWT provides a lot better compliance features such as auditing and secure development.

As a company we have made a push to merge student projects with upstream development. Every year we hear from lots of engineering and computer science students who need mid term and thesis projects. There is really no good reason why they can not use that time to contribute upstream instead of working at a company. One of the things I was involved in discussing at the Summit was how we can bring in more student resources to work with upstream tasks.

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