iLearnStack : Who,How,Why ?
What we are ?
iLearnStack is a platform for anyone : a student, a developer, anyone new to the Cloud Domain, new to the concepts of Openstack , to quickly ramp-up and develop a basic understanding about the same. We are currently backed-up and supported by Openstack India User Group.
What is this Portal all About ?
This portal hosts content that would help you understand not only how Openstack works but also a bunch of concepts surrounding that would make your life a lot easier , especially if you are new to this Domain/Technology or a college Student. Feel free to request for any such topics around Openstack,Cloud, Related Linux or Python related, we would be glad to cover them in our upcoming posts.
Aligning to the aim, we have tried to make the content very simple, intuitive and easy to grasp. We have tried to start from the Zero-th level of understanding of each topic. However, if you feel that some concept is alien to you, even after reading the post, feel free to contact us by sending mails at learnstack[at]googlegroups[dot]com.Also, feel free to comment on the same page if you have some doubts related to content in that page, We shall try our best to get back to you at the soonest possible.We aim to put all that stuff together which is required to understand Openstack from a Undergrad College Students’ Perspective.
Who makes up iLearnStack?
iLearnStack consists of a group of technology enthusiasts . Two years back , all of us were in college and not very exposed to technologies like Virtualization, Cloud, SCMs,etc.All the more, none of us had any experience of working in any Open-source Project at that point in time. The last 2 years have been about immense learning experience and realizing a lot of beauty of Open-source environment. At the same time we got stuck, and learned from such places that would be a pain-point for anyone moving to this technology. Hence we having feel we can do good helping similar people to come at par with these technologies and learn Openstack. We want to make things easy for you, what we learnt the hard way.
How iLearnStack Operates ?
The iLearnStack team plans to operate via two modes. One, Reach out to colleges and letting students know about Openstack and help them bootstrap quickly on to the associated technologies, cloud and Openstack itself. However, during a one day event we have seen it is very difficult to cover the basics (Virtualization,cloud,testing : stuff that is not a part of curriculum in most of the colleges still) and generate an understanding of Openstack. During our visit, our aim is to familiarize everyone with atleast all the technologies and concepts and generate an understanding of what fits where. Second, we plan to reach out to students/(people new to domain) via this iLearnStack Blog where we try to put in articles categorizing them into major areas of understanding (listed as tab/menu on the top). The blog shall contain greater details and we intend to gradually put in more content and provide a comprehensive and crisp coverage of Openstack and associated technologies.
Why iLearnStack Happened ?
Basically, as iLearnStack, we are a Bunch of Enthusiasts who are willing to payback some of our debts we have collected from the community over nearly past two years, learning about Openstack and Cloud and related Stuff. As iLearnStack we would like to give our two Cents,back to the community, by hoping to help a few interested people to learn Openstack.
What We Are Not ?
- We are NOT a Profit Making Organization/Group.
- People with Zenith-level of understanding of Openstack.
- Super-humans who don’t err ever.