[openstack-dev] [Ironic] thoughts on the midcycle

Joshua Harlow harlowja at outlook.com
Wed Dec 31 17:24:10 UTC 2014

I'm not a core but I'll most definitely show up to the SF bay area one 
since it's close by for me. Elsewhere would be unlikely but since it's 
nearby it would be very easy to just go to wherever it is in the area 
and help out...

My 2 cents.


Devananda van der Veen wrote:
> I'm sending the details of the midcycle in a separate email. Before you
> reply that you won't be able to make it, I'd like to share some thoughts
> / concerns.
> In the last few weeks, several people who I previously thought would
> attend told me that they can't. By my informal count, it looks like we
> will have at most 5 of our 10 core reviewers in attendance. I don't
> think we should cancel based on that, but it does mean that we need to
> set our expectations accordingly.
> Assuming that we will be lacking about half the core team, I think it
> will be more practical as a focused sprint, rather than a planning &
> design meeting. While that's a break from precedent, planning should be
> happening via the spec review process *anyway*. Also, we already have a
> larger back log of specs and work than we had this time last cycle, but
> with the same size review team. Rather than adding to our backlog, I
> would like us to use this gathering to burn through some specs and land
> some code.
> That being said, I'd also like to put forth this idea: if we had a
> second gathering (with the same focus on writing code) the following
> week (let's say, Feb 11 - 13) in the SF Bay area -- who would attend?
> Would we be able to get the "other half" of the core team together and
> get more work done? Is this a good idea?
> OK. That's enough of my musing for now...
> Once again, if you will be attending the midcycle sprint in Grenoble the
> week of Feb 3rd, please sign up HERE
> <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/openstack-ironic-kilo-midcycle-sprint-in-grenoble-tickets-15082886319>.
> Regards,
> Devananda
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