CloudStack encompasses a large body of knowledge, from system administration, network administration, storage management to software engineering and open source practices. Currently all our content is spread out among the Wiki, SlideShare, YouTube etc. There is a need to organize this body of knowledge in a coherent manner to provide a learning path for our community members and anyone interested to learn about Clouds. The CloudStack University aims to fill this gap by providing courses and student projects.
- Stand alone "courses" can be taken by any new comers at their own pace to learn the various facets of CloudStack. The course can be composed of slide decks, videos and even exercises. At the end of course, "students" would understand Open Source and the Apache Way, they would have a global view of the field of Cloud Computing and what CloudStack provide. They would also have deployed their own CloudStack cloud and be aware of the many features. They would also understand how to participate in the community and become an integral part of it, through our multiple interaction channels: IRC, Mailing lists, JIRA, Review Board etc.
- Student projects are entry level tasks that can be under taken by people with little knowledge of clouds or CloudStack. Projects are entered into the CloudStack JIRA tracker by members of the community who can provide mentorship to interested "students". No formal affiliation with a university is required. Knowledge of java and/or a scripting language such as Python or Ruby is desired. Projects can be taken on their own or in conjunction with a CloudStack Course. Projects are not affiliated with any company and no payment should be expected for working/completing a project.