[Openstack-operators] A Hypervisor supporting containers

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Fri May 2 17:30:47 UTC 2014

On May 2, 2014, at 11:27 AM, matt <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:

> most operators do not attend summits.

For people who do work at companies that would qualify as "operators", the only people who ever will attend summits or conferences are sales and marketing types.  Real rubber-meets-the-road operations people won't attend, unless they've been invited to speak.

At most, companies may potentially allow their employees to attend one conference or summit per year (i.e., allow them to take PTO to attend on their own dollar), and lots of things are likely to rank higher on their list of priorities than squandering that once-a-year opportunity on a summit.

The only people who are likely to ever attend a conference or a summit are people who could generate sales by being there and operating the booth, or if they're new enough to the space and their company is desperate enough to send one person somewhere for a week to become the in-house "expert" on the subject.

At least, that's the pattern I've seen repeated over and over again for the past 25+ years.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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