[Openstack-operators] Freeing the Ops Meetups

Tom Fifield tom at openstack.org
Wed May 11 00:42:44 UTC 2016

Hi all,

At the Austin summit, we had about 35 of us in the room who agreed in 
general that it was a good idea to form this team.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this doodle poll 
(ensuring your timezone is appropriately set):


so that we can have our first meeting next week!

Agenda and other details can be found (and edited) at:




On 24/04/16 03:57, Tom Fifield wrote:
> Hello all,
> In September last year, something amazing happened.
> A guy, running a cloud in the UK, posted on the ops ML asking if people
> nearby were interested in an ops meetup. The response was overwhelming,
> and resulted one of the best events we've had to date.
> The ops meetups have always been special events - organised by ops, for
> ops. I think it's time to take the next step in that journey.
> To date, Foundation colleagues and myself have been the ones to do a lot
> of the driving. I think the event has reached a sufficient level of
> maturity where that no longer needs to be the way this happens.
> We'll still be there with cash and resources to assist, but I think it
> is only fitting to hand over ultimate responsibility for the
> organisation of event to the community, with the creation of a new open
> team under the user committee - Ops Meetup Admins.
> The Ops Meetup Admins will be an open team that meets and works towards:
> * Keeping the spirit of the ops meetup alive, and ensure it achieves its
> aims
> * Based on community proposals, planning the number and location of events
> * Running the session schedule creation process, from the planning
> etherpad to the final room layout
> * Finding and coordinating moderators for the sessions
> * Wrangling "underwriters"
> This would be an open team that allows those who are passionate about
> these events, and those dozens who want to host, to join in and make the
> next successful events. Foundation staff will still be around to assist
> and provide funding, but moving this into a team governed by the User
> Committee will allow the community to have much more control in shaping
> the future as we try to answer difficult questions like regional
> rotations and scaling the event.
> If this is something you're interested in, join the User Committee and
> myself at the Ops summit: "Ops: Future of Op Meetups Organisation"
> https://www.openstack.org/summit/austin-2016/summit-schedule/events/9513
> Monday, April 25, 2:00pm-2:40pm
> Hilton Austin - MR 406
> Regards,
> Tom
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