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

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Mon Feb 22 17:45:46 UTC 2016

Amrith Kumar wrote:
> [...]
> As a result of this proposal, there will still be four events each year, two "OpenStack Summit" events and two "MidCycle" events.

Actually, the OpenStack summit becomes the midcycle event. The new 
separated contributors-oriented event[tm] happens at the beginning of 
the new cycle.

> [...]
> Given the number of projects, and leaving aside high bandwidth internet and remote participation, providing dedicated meeting room for the duration of the MidCycle event for each project is a considerable undertaking. I believe therefore that the consequence is that the MidCycle event will end up being of comparable scale to the current Design Summit or larger, and will likely need a similar venue.

It still is an order of magnitude smaller than the "OpenStack Summit". 
Think 600 people instead of 6000. The idea behind co-hosting is to 
facilitate cross-project interactions. You know where to find people, 
and you can easily arrange a meeting between two teams for an hour.

> [...]
> At the current OpenStack Summit, there is an opportunity for contributors, customers and operators to interact, not just in technical meetings, but also in a social setting. I think this is valuable, even though there seems to be a number of people who believe that this is not necessarily the case.

I don't think the proposal removes that opportunity. Contributors /can/ 
still go to OpenStack Summits. They just don't /have to/. I just don't 
think every contributor needs to be present at every OpenStack Summit, 
while I'd like to see most of them present at every separated 
contributors-oriented event[tm].

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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