[openstack-dev] Session proposals for the Havana Design Summit now open

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Feb 12 23:55:42 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

TL;DR version:
The session suggestion website for the Design track at the OpenStack
Summit in Portland is now open at: http://summit.openstack.org/

Long version:

The "Havana Design Summit" is a specific track in the overall "OpenStack
Summit" event. It is different from other tracks in a number of ways.

* It happens all 4 days, from Monday morning to Thursday evening.

* There are *no formal presentations or speakers*. The sessions at the
design summit are open discussions between contributors on a specific
development topic for the upcoming development cycle, moderated by a
session lead. It is possible to prepare a few slides to introduce the
current status and kick-off the discussion, but these should never be
formal speaker-to-audience presentations. If that's what you're after,
the other tracks of the OpenStack Summit are for you. The CFP is still
open, you have until the end of the week to submit your presentations
there: http://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/call-for-speakers/

* There is no community voting on the content. The Havana Design Summit
track is separated into multiple topics, each with a topic lead
(generally the PTL of the corresponding project) responsible for
selecting the content he deems important for the upcoming cycle.
Contributors suggest topics for discussions, but the topic lead is
ultimately responsible for coming up with the final schedule. If you
want to be PTL in place of the PTL, we'll be holding elections for that
early in March :)

With all this in mind, please fell free to suggest topics of discussion
for this track. The website to do this is open at:


You'll need to go through Launchpad SSO to log on that site (same auth
we use for Gerrit, Jenkins and all our core development infrastructure).
If you're lost, try the Help link at the bottom of the page. If all else
fails, ping me.

Please take extra care when selecting the topic your suggestion belongs
in. You can see the complete list of topics at:


You have until the end of March to suggest sessions. Proposed session
topics will be reviewed by topic leads next month,  potentially merged
with other suggestions before being scheduled.

We'll keep updated information about the Design Summit track at:


Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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