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

Jim Meyer jim at geekdaily.org
Mon Feb 8 15:42:54 UTC 2016

On Feb 8, 2016, at 7:07 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> 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.



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