[openstack-dev] Session proposals for the Design Summit now open

Joshua Harlow harlowja at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Sep 5 17:12:48 UTC 2012

Will there be whiteboards in each room (with markers)?

I can see that being very useful if the sessions are going to be more
brainstorming like.

On 9/5/12 5:09 AM, "Thierry Carrez" <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>TL;DR version:
>The session suggestion website for the Design Summit track at the
>OpenStack Summit is now open at: http://summit.openstack.org/
>Long version:
>The "Design Summit" is now a specific track in the overall "OpenStack
>Summit" event. It is different from other tracks in a number of ways.
>* It happens all 4 days, from Monday 9am to Thursday 5:40pm.
>* More importantly, there are *no formal presentations or speakers*. The
>sessions at the design summit are open discussions between contributors
>on a specific development topic for the upcoming development cycle,
>moderated by a session lead. It is possible to prepare a few slides to
>introduce the current status and kick-off the discussion, but these
>should never be formal speaker-to-audience presentations. If that's what
>you're after, the other tracks of the OpenStack Summit are for you. If
>you missed the boat of the CFP there, there will be lightning talks and
>unconference space at the Summit to let you present your stuff.
>* There is no community voting on the content. The Design Summit track
>is separated into multiple topics, each with a topic lead (generally the
>PTL of the corresponding project) responsible for selecting the content
>he deems important for the upcoming cycle. Contributors suggest topics
>for discussions, but the topic lead is ultimately responsible for coming
>up with the final schedule. If you want to be PTL in place of the PTL,
>you can still run for election by throwing your name into the hat before
>the end of today :)
>This Design Summit is a bit different from previous Design Summits you
>may have attended:
>* It runs in parallel with the other OpenStack Summit tracks (though no
>session runs in parallel with keynote talks).
>* All sessions are now 40-min long and aligned with the rest of the event.
>* All sessions are now technical open brainstorming sessions to discuss
>what will be done in the *next* development cycle of OpenStack.
>Technical demos and workshops have their own tracks in the OpenStack
>Summit and are off-topic for this track.
>* It's strictly focused on *core projects*. Ecosystem projects and
>DevOps summit now all have their own tracks in the OpenStack Summit and
>are off-topic for this track. For projects that want to become incubated
>over the Grizzly cycle, we'll have extra rooms available in the Design
>Summit space that can be freely scheduled.
>With all this in mind, please fell free to suggest topics of discussion
>for this track. The website to do this is open at:
>You'll need to go through Launchpad SSO to log on that site (same auth
>we use for Gerrit, Jenkins and all our core development infrastructure).
>If you're lost, try the Help link at the bottom of the page. If all else
>fails, ping me.
>Please take extra care when selecting the topic your suggestion belongs
>in. You can see the complete list of topics at:
>You have until the end of the month to suggest sessions. Proposed
>session topics will be reviewed by topic leads in the coming weeks, and
>potentially merged with other suggestions before being scheduled (first
>weeks of October). The final schedule is not expected before October 10,
>though the initial split of topics withing the 4 days is already visible
>We'll keep updated information about the Design Summit track at:
>Thierry Carrez (ttx)
>Release Manager, OpenStack
>OpenStack-dev mailing list
>OpenStack-dev at lists.openstack.org

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