[openstack-dev] [Neutron] Neutron Tempest code sprint - 2nd week of January, Montreal, QC, Canada

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Wed Nov 13 16:10:41 UTC 2013

Neutron Tempest code sprint

In the second week of January in Montreal, Quebec, Canadathere will be a 
Neutron Tempest code sprint to improve the status of Neutron tests in 
Tempest and to add new tests.
It will be a 3 day event. Right now there are 14 peoplewho came forward 
when it was announced on the Friday at the summit. We need to know how 
many additional people are interested in attending.

This is an impromptu event based on my assessment of the need for this 
to happen, so don't feel left out if you didn't know about it in advance.

We picked Montreal for two main reasons:
1. All 4 people whose attendance is critical (markmclain, salv-orlando, 
sdague and mtrenish) can get there. It was New York or Montreal.
2. I can't think in New York, love it, can't compose a thought, so 
Montreal it is.

It turns out this location choice has some resultant effects:
1. People who wouldn't have time to get a visa to attend an event in the 
States have an easier time entering Canada.
     US requires visa applications filed 2 months in advance of travel 
and we are inside that timeframe.
2. Montreal is cheaper than NYC.
3. Being Canadian it is going to be easier for me to produce this event 
in Canada since I am in Canada.
4. It will be cold. We had few choices on the timing and this event 
can't wait on good weather.

There is no location that will make everyone happy, so people will be 
disappointed by this choice and I accept that. It is my hope that this 
event is a success and we can create a schedule of some sort so that 
people who have a high possibility of attending can vote on the 
location. So that is the future vision.

I have a tenative hold on a venue and am working on getting a rate on a 
block of rooms at a hotel.

I am preparing a budget to submit to the Foundation in the hopes they 
will sponsor the event. Since this was planned with no warning, the 
Foundation has no budget for it. Mark is supportive of the event 
happening and if I can come up with some reasonable numbers, I hope that 
the money can come from the Foundation.

The event will be vendor neutral. We will talk to each other based on 
who we are and our interests, not based on who signs our paycheque. If 
folks arrive with logoed shirts (I don't know which logos are work logos 
and which aren't, so I will request no logos please) I will issue you a 
white T-shirt to wear. We need to work collaboratively to effectlvely 
make progress during the code sprint.

Someone at the summit choose not to wear footwear at the event. If you 
want to come to the code sprint please plan on wearing appropriate 
footwear in the public areas at the code sprint. For two reasons:
1. It will be cold.
2. The event is meant to facilitate mutual respect between us to 
increase communication, both at the event and afterwards. I feel wearing 
appropriate footwear supports this goal.

Please indicate your interest by sending an email to 
anteaya at anteaya.info, subject "Neutron Tempest code sprint". Don't worry 
about the body of the email, I just need addresses. We will send out 
subsequent emails to this group to gather specific details like shirt 
size, dietary requirements. If you came forward at the summit, no need 
to email again.

If you want to come, but don't feel your employer will fund the trip, 
please include that information in the email. It will depend on what we 
can do for accomodation and travel but hopefully we will have a little 
bit for a few folks. Of course please talk to your manager now to work 
on getting approval to attend, and hopefully your employeer will fund 
your travel and accomodation.

Additional questions? Hit me up on irc in #openstack-neutron nick 
anteaya. I read the neutron logs: 
http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-neutron/So I will 
get back to you if I am not around when you ask.

Also rossella_s has come forward to help, thank you rossella_s!


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