[openstack-community] OpenStack Birthday Feedback

Kenneth Hui kenhuinyc at gmail.com
Mon May 16 15:19:03 UTC 2016


I think the annual celebration is a great tradition and worth keeping. I
wonder though if we can support user groups without having to give $500 per
group. The more established groups can probably support the celebration via
vendor sponsorship with less established groups using Foundation funds.
Also, $500 may be more than is needed for groups with smaller attendance.
Maybe we can give groups the option of accepting smaller funds or no funds
for their parties?

What may be more helpful actually would be smaller swag like laptop
stickers for each anniversary. Another way that the Foundation may be able
to help is to provide a video that celebrates an anniversary with perhaps a
message from someone from the board and/or testimonies from community

Thank you.

Kenneth Hui

kenhuinyc at gmail.com <kkanghui at gmail.com>

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM, Kendall Waters <kendall at openstack.org>

> Hi everyone,
> For the past few years, the Foundation has contributed funding & graphics
> for "birthday parties" organized by official user groups around the world.
> It's something we have celebrated each year in July, and in 2015 we hit a
> pretty big milestone with the 5th birthday. We typically create and
> distribute graphics and a presentation, help promote the events and give
> qualifying groups $500 USD to supplement costs for food / space / etc.
> Since we passed the 5-year milestone, we wanted to start a discussion with
> user group leaders and the community to see how much value you find in the
> birthday parties. Are they an important tradition for your local community
> members, or should we redirect funding and efforts to other user group
> activities, such as sponsoring speaker travel?
> We would love your feedback - are the OpenStack birthdays something that
> you would like the Foundation to continue supporting?
> Cheers,
> Kendall
> PS - User group leaders should also have received communication from your
> local Ambassador directly about the availability of funding for special
> activities. If you haven't seen that yet, contact your Ambassador:
> https://groups.openstack.org/ambassador-program
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