[Openstack-operators] Forum Brainstorming

Jimmy McArthur jimmy at openstack.org
Mon Sep 4 18:05:57 UTC 2017

Hi all,

Welcome to the topic selection process for our Forum in Sydney. If 
you've participated in an ops meetup before, this should seem pretty 
comfortable. If not, note that this is not a classic conference track 
with speakers and presentations. OpenStack community members 
(participants  in development teams, working groups, and other 
interested individuals) discuss the topics they want to cover and get 
alignment on and we welcome your participation.

The Forum is for the entire community to come together, to create a 
neutral space rather than having separate "ops" and "dev" days. Sydney 
marks the start of the Rocky release cycle, where ideas and requirements 
will be gathered. Users should aim to come  armed with feedback from 
Augusts's Pike release if at all possible. We aim to ensure the broadest 
coverage of topics that will allow for multiple  parts of the community 
getting together to discuss key areas within our community/projects.

There are two stages to the brainstorming:

 1. Starting today, set up an etherpad with your group/team, or use one
    on the list and start discussing ideas you'd like to talk about at
    the Forum. Then, through mailing list discussion work out which ones
    are the most needed - just like you did prior to the ops events.
 2. Then, in a couple of weeks, we will open up a more formal web-based
    tool for submission of abstracts that came out of the brainstorming
    on top.

Make an etherpad, or use one from the list at: 

One key thing we'd like to see is collaboration between every area of 
ther community. Find an interested development project or three and 
share to your ideas.

Think about what kind of session ideas might end up as: 
Project-specific, cross-project or strategic/whole-of-community 
discussions. There'll be more slots for the latter two, so do try and 
think outside the box!

This part of the process is where we gather broad community consensus - 
in theory the second part is just about fitting in as many of the good 
ideas into the schedule as we can.

Further details about the forum can be found at: 

Jimmy McArthur on behalf of the OpenStack Foundation and User Committee
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