SFBay OpenStack Meetup Topic: Intro to Trove & Horizon Plugins

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Apr 8, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

6:00PM - 6:15PM Pizza, drinks, and socializing
6:15PM - 6:45PM OpenStack Horizon Plugins 
6:45PM - 7:00PM Trivia + Break
7:00PM - 7:30PM Introduction to Trove
7:30PM - 7:45PM Wrap-Up


Introduction to OpenStack Trove + OpenStack Horizon Plugins

As OpenStack Cloud Computing grows in adoption, a key requirement from customers is simplified integration of their databases into the cloud fabric. Trove, OpenStack's database as a service component, meets the demands for scalability and cost reduction by enabling seamless integration and management of multiple databases on OpenStack. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how Trove can be leveraged to provision and manage popular relational and non-relational databases via a single unified management interface and discuss the latest capabilities and features.
If you have a service and want a UI for it, this session is for you! Learn how to write a dashboard plugin for your custom service as well as add visual enhancements to make your dashboard stand out. Horizon is the official OpenStack dashboard providing access to your services via the Web UI. Since the shift toward more client-side development since the Kilo release cycle, it has developed a robust plugin mechanism. We will explore all the recent enhancements to this model (including the extension points), give a live demo (gasp!), cover the best practices and our roadmap for the future.


Ishita Mandhan

is an active technical contributor in the OpenStack Trove community. After graduating from Texas A&M University in May 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering and Minor in Mathematics, Ishita relocated to the Bay Area in California to begin working as a Software Engineer with IBM in the OpenStack Community Development team.

Thai Tran

works for IBM specializing in front-end web development. He has prototyped a number of UIs that are included in IBM products. In his spare time, he likes to dabble in front-end technologies, explore mobile web frameworks, and develop video games that run on the web. He is currently a core contributor to the OpenStack Horizon community.

Cindy Lu

has been a software engineer at IBM since 2012, focused on OpenStack community development efforts. She's been an active technical contributor to Horizon since the end of the Icehouse release. She is a core reviewer in the Horizon project.

If possible we will set up a Google Hangout for remote community members. The link will be posted here at the start of the meetup.


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Friday, April 8, 2016
1:00 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer