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

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Thu Nov 21 01:29:41 UTC 2013

Time for an update.

Neutron Tempest code sprint
Montreal, QC, Canada
January 15, 16, 17 2014
Salle du Parc, New Residence
McGill University, 3625 Parc Avenue
9pm - 5pm each day
Breakfast, Lunch and coffee/tea included
Agenda: details to be determined, focusing on addressing Neutron Tempest
testing and communications between -neutron, -infra and -qa.

Travel and accommodation: On your own.
Dinners: On your own (unless someone wants to organize something)

Do I need a visa to enter Canada?
Good question, please check: http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/visit/visas.asp

If you are planning on attending and have not received an email from me
asking you about dietary requirements, please email me at anteaya at
anteaya dot info indicating your interest in attending.

No official hotel but Rosella feels Le Nouvel Hotel has a good price:

Please ask questions if you need more than this.

Thank you,

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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