[openstack-dev] [all] A proposal to separate the design summit

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 16:45:01 UTC 2016

On 02/22/2016 11:36 AM, Ed Leafe wrote:
> One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the push by many of the larger
> companies involved to have their devs give as many presentations as
> possible at the Summit in the hope of improving their visibility in
> the OpenStack world, and possibly also providing additional material
> to their sales teams about their contribution status. Over the years
> I've talked to several people who work for such companies, many of
> whom have said that they will only pay for the dev to attend the
> summit if they have a presentation accepted.
> If you now have a separate summit/meeting for the developers away from
> the big splashy business event, I'm wondering if we might make it
> harder for many developers to get funded for this travel.

I happen to work for one of the aforementioned companies. The challenge 
is on me to explain to management the productivity gains that can be 
gotten from sending greater quantities of developers to the smaller 
working events.

I gratefully accept this challenge.

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