Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.
Tempest is now gating commits into OpenStack projects, but it's only the smoke tests because Tempest takes too long to run a full set of tests (which will only get worse with time). This has allowed bugs to get into projects which we had tests for.
There are multiple approaches that might work here. Parallelizing the nose tests (nose bugs currently preventing it), manually breaking up the tempest tests into parallel chunks, looking at a different (non nose) testing framework that has parallelism as feature. This design summit sessions would be focused on figuring out the path forward to get all of the integration testing in tempest able to run as part of the gating process during the Grizzly cycle.