[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Proposal: Separate design summits from OpenStack conferences
brian at python.org
Mon Feb 8 14:09:37 UTC 2016
On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would love to see the OpenStack contributor community take back the design
> summit to its original format and purpose and decouple it from the OpenStack
> Summit's conference portion.
> I believe the design summits should be organized by the OpenStack
> contributor community, not the OpenStack Foundation and its marketing and
> event planning staff.
As someone who spent years organizing PyCon as a volunteer from the
Python community, with four of those years in a row taking about 8
solid months of pre-conference effort, not to mention the on-site
effort to run a volunteer conference of that size ...I would
suggest even longer and harder thought before stretching a community
like this even more thinly. Things should change, but probably not the
"who's doing the work" aspect.
 PyCon is around 2500 (though with one paid staffer now), so maybe
larger than the target for the event you're thinking of, but it was
still a massive effort at the crowds of 2000, 1500, 1000, etc. and
being fully community driven.
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