[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Proposal: Separate design summits from OpenStack conferences

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Mon Feb 8 15:07:06 UTC 2016

Brian Curtin wrote:
> 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 [0]...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.

Beyond stretching out the community, we would end up with the same 
problem we are trying to solve. Most of the cross-project folks that 
would end up organizing the event would be too busy organizing the event 
to be able to fully participate in it.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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