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

Edgar Magana emagana at plumgrid.com
Thu Nov 21 02:07:32 UTC 2013

Everything seems to be covered, thank for taking care of this.



On 11/20/13 5:29 PM, "Anita Kuno" <anteaya at anteaya.info> wrote:

>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
>>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> Neutron Tempest code sprint to improve the status of Neutron tests
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> many additional people are interested in attending.
>>>>>> This is an impromptu event based on my assessment of the need for
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> disappointed by this choice and I accept that. It is my hope that
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> who we are and our interests, not based on who signs our paycheque.
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> make progress during the code sprint.
>>>>>> Someone at the summit choose not to wear footwear at the event. If
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> size, dietary requirements. If you came forward at the summit, no
>>>>>> to email again.
>>>>>> If you want to come, but don't feel your employer will fund the
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> bit for a few folks. Of course please talk to your manager now to
>>>>>> on getting approval to attend, and hopefully your employeer will
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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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