[openstack-dev] Operators & Design Summit ideas for Atlanta

Tom Fifield tom at openstack.org
Fri Mar 28 07:01:30 UTC 2014

Thanks to those projects that responded. I've proposed sessions in 
swift, ceilometer, tripleO and horizon.

On 17/03/14 07:54, Tom Fifield wrote:
> All,
> Many times we've heard a desire for more feedback and interaction from
> users. However, their attendance at design summit sessions is met with
> varied success.
> However, last summit, by happy accident, a swift session turned into a
> something a lot more user driven. A competent user was able to describe
> their use case, and the developers were able to stage a number of
> question to them. In this way, some of the assumptions about the way
> certain things were implemented, and the various priorities of future
> plans became clearer. It worked really well ... perhaps this is
> something we'd like to have happen for all the projects?
> *Idea*: Add an "ops" session for each project in the design summit
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ATL-ops-dedicated-design-summit-sessions
> Most operators running OpenStack tend to treat it more holistically than
> those coding it. They are aware of, but don't necessarily think or work
> in terms of project  breakdowns. To this end, I'd imagine the such
> sessions would:
>   * have a primary purpose for developers to ask the operators to answer
>     questions, and request information
>   * allow operators to tell the developers things (give feedback) as a
>     secondary purpose that could potentially be covered better in a
>     cross-project session
>   * need good moderation, for example to push operator-to-operator
>     discussion into forums with more time available (eg
>     https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ATL-ops-unconference-RFC )
>   * be reinforced by having volunteer "good" users in potentially every
>     design summit session
>     (https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ATL-ops-in-design-sessions )
> Anyway, just a strawman - please jump on the etherpad
> (https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ATL-ops-dedicated-design-summit-sessions)
> or leave your replies here!
> Regards,
> Tom
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