[openstack-community] OpenStack Birthday Feedback

Kavit Munshi kavit at aptira.com
Tue May 17 02:49:54 UTC 2016

Hello all,

​We have thought of the past birthday celebrations as another meetup with a
special purpose, that is sponsored by the Foundation (with cake :)) instead
of our regular sponsors.

If the funds used for this can be better utilised with speaker travel
sponsorships, I would be all for that.



Kavit Munshi
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On 16 May 2016 at 20:35, Kendall Waters <kendall at openstack.org> wrote:

> 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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