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

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Sat Nov 16 18:17:23 UTC 2013

Silly me and Saturday emails. I mistakenly sent out the emails to the 
individual participants from my gmail account not this one. Sorry about 


On 11/16/2013 10:12 AM, Anita Kuno wrote:
> I have just sent out emails asking for specific details for food and 
> so on to the 31 emails provided to me, thank you all for indicating 
> your intent.
> If you would like to attend the code sprint and did not receive an 
> email from this email address anteaya at anteaya dot info (check your 
> spam folder, please) please email me and ensure I add you to the list.
> I look forward to hearing from you all as soon as possible so I can 
> submit my budget for the event.
> My thanks,
> Anita.
> On 11/13/2013 01:48 PM, Anita Kuno wrote:
>> So if you are requesting a letter of invitation to enter Canada, here 
>> is what I have to do to provide it:
>> http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/letter.asp
>> It appears that letters of invitation are only required sometimes:
>> "Sometimes, when you apply for a visa to visit Canada, we ask you to 
>> give us a letter of invitation from someone in Canada."
>> so I will encourage you to contact your closest Canadian embassy or 
>> consulate outside of Canada to assess if you need one. Hopefully if 
>> you are planning on staying less that 1 week, you won't need one. But 
>> contact the embassy and be sure.
>> Thanks,
>> Anita.
>> On 11/13/2013 01:25 PM, Edgar Magana wrote:
>>> Will do ASAP.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Edgar
>>> On 11/13/13 10:20 AM, "Anita Kuno" <anteaya at anteaya.info> wrote:
>>>> Hi Edgar:
>>>> I hadn't thought of that, I guess I am going to have to do that.
>>>> For others, check if you need a visa to enter Canada:
>>>> http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/visit/visas.asp
>>>> Please notify me ASAP if you do, even if you aren't sure you can 
>>>> attend
>>>> so I can get the paperwork you need.
>>>> Edgar, can you email me your address to my personal email anteaya at
>>>> anteaya dot info so I can work on this for you.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Anita.
>>>> On 11/13/2013 01:12 PM, Edgar Magana wrote:
>>>>> Anita,
>>>>> Could you prepare the invitation letters for the ones that will 
>>>>> require
>>>>> a
>>>>> visa?, which is my case.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Edgar
>>>>> On 11/13/13 8:10 AM, "Anita Kuno" <anteaya at anteaya.info> wrote:
>>>>>> 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!
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Anita.
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