[openstack-dev] [Heat] Online midcycle meetup

Angus Salkeld asalkeld at mirantis.com
Mon Nov 24 05:48:46 UTC 2014

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:31 AM, Brad Topol <btopol at us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Angus,
> This may sound crazy but  what if in addition to having the online meetup
> you denoted two different locations as an optional physical meetup?

  That way you would get some of the benefits of having folks meet together
> in person while not forcing everyone to have to travel across the globe. So
> for example, if you had one location in Raleigh and one wherever else folks
> are co-located  you could still get the benefits of having some group of
> folks collaborating face to face.

Hi Brad

Yeah, that might help.
I'll leave it to people in these locations to chip in (I am in Brisbane, AU
and there are not too many close-by Heat hackers).


> Just a thought.
> --Brad
> Brad Topol, Ph.D.
> IBM Distinguished Engineer
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> From:        Angus Salkeld <asalkeld at mirantis.com>
> To:        "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)"
> <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>,
> Date:        11/19/2014 06:56 PM
> Subject:        [openstack-dev] [Heat] Online midcycle meetup
> ------------------------------
> Hi all
> As agreed from our weekly meeting we are going to try an online meetup.
> Why?
> We did a poll (*https://doodle.com/b9m4bf8hvm3mna97#table*
> <https://doodle.com/b9m4bf8hvm3mna97#table>) and it is
> split quite evenly by location. The story I am getting from the community
> is:
> "We want a midcycle meetup if it is nearby, but are having trouble getting
> finance
> to travel far."
> Given that the Heat community is evenly spread across the globe this
> becomes
> impossible to hold without excluding a significant group.
> So let's try and figure out how to do an online meetup!
> (but let's not spend 99% of the time arguing about the software to use
> please)
> I think more interesting is:
> 1) How do we minimize the time zone pain?
> 2) Can we make each session really focused so we are productive.
> 3) If we do this right it does not have to be "midcycle" but when ever we
> want.
> I'd be interested in feedback from others that have tried this too.
> -Angus
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