[openstack-dev] [Neutron][LBaaS] Mini-summit Interest?

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Thu Mar 20 18:09:15 UTC 2014

On 03/10/2014 04:10 PM, Edgar Magana wrote:
> A have a few arguments why I believe this is not 100% inclusive

I think by "100% inclusive" you mean "getting the right people for the
problem to solve" in the room. I would support that objective. Do you
think there are some key people who would need help to participate in
these sort of mini-events? Let's talk about how to fix that

>   * Is the foundation involved on this process? How? What is the budget?
>     Who is the responsible from the foundation  side?

The Foundation can always be involved. I warn you though that in
general, anything that needs to happen *at* the Summit or immediately
before/after it that is not already scheduled is not going to generate
waves of enthusiasm from Foundation's staff.We're all operating at 150%
resources and the closer we get to the dates the more we overheat :)

That said, we've been experimenting with mid-cycle meetings, for infra
team, docs team, operators... We've done them on an ad-hoc basis but if
this becomes a thing that the community needs, I don't have a problem
imagining the mini-summits as a program at the Foundation, with
budget/resources assigned to them.

>   * As a OpenStack developer. I want to understand why the summit is not
>     enough for deciding the next steps for each project. If that is the
>     case, I would prefer to make changes on the organization of the
>     summit instead of creating mini-summits all around!

Yeah, I'm interested about this, too. I have the feeling that the answer
can be simply the scale issue: we went from a Design Summit with ~200
people and 4 projects to discuss, to ~700 people and over a dozen
programs. I have no idea about the solution though, and I'd love to have
a mini summit[1] to discuss how to solve it.

On 03/10/2014 03:57 PM, Paul Voccio wrote:
> I get the idea that we should be open and discuss things
> transparently, but I’m not quite following the reasoning that there
> shouldn’t be mini-summits just because not everyone would be able to
> attend.

I actually think we need to have more in person meetings during the
cycle. I think there is always a way to circle back ideas to remote
participants and the wider community, on IRC and mailing lists before
making any decision 'official'.

Seriously, I think we need to talk more about this. Topic for


[1] I'm not kidding

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