[openstack-dev] [all] A proposal to separate the design summit
thierry at openstack.org
Mon Feb 22 16:02:58 UTC 2016
Anne Gentle wrote:
>> In practice, the split means that we need to stagger the events and
>> cycles. We have a long time between Barcelona and the Q1 Summit in
>> the US, so the idea would be to use that long period to insert a
>> smaller cycle (Ocata) with a release early March, 2017 and have the
>> first specific contributors event at the start of the P cycle,
>> mid-February, 2017. See the attached PDF for a visual explanation.
>> With the already-planned events in 2016 and 2017 it is the earliest
>> we can make the transition. We'd have a last, scaled-down design
>> summit in Barcelona to plan the shorter cycle.
> Does this still mean there are OpenStack conferences every six months?
That is the current plan, venues are already being booked through
>> With that setup, we hope that we can restore the productivity and
>> focus of the face-to-face contributors gathering, reduce the need to
>> have midcycle events for social bonding and team building, keep the
>> cost of getting all contributors together once per cycle under
>> control, maintain the feedback loops with all the constituents of
>> the OpenStack community at the main event, and better align the
>> timing of each event with the reality of the release cycles.
> Could you describe the discussion points around timing besides being
> related to releases?
I think the "too early / too late" points in the attached PDF should
make it clearer. Basically the current timing for the common event is
not satisfactory for anyone. Splitting them lets us pick a more ideal
time for both sides.
> Is there any case for annual large events and smaller release-oriented
Upstream-wise we need one event per cycle. Downstream-wise... I kinda
like the US / Europe / US / APAC rotation as it lets us reach users
locally once per year (for the US) and once every 2 years (for Europe /
APAC). But there is definitely room for evolution there as well.
Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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