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

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Fri Feb 26 01:38:54 UTC 2016

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 04:13:56PM +0800, Qiming Teng wrote:
> Hi, All,
> After reading through all the +1's and -1's, we realized how difficult
> it is to come up with a proposal that makes everyone happy. When we are
> discussing this proposal with some other contributors, we came up with a
> proposal which is a little bit different. This idea could be very
> impractical, very naive, given that we don't know much about the huge
> efforts behind the scheduling, planning, coordination ... etc etc. So,
> please treat this as a random thought.
> Maybe we can still have the Summit and the Design Summit colocated, but
> we can avoid the overlap that has been the source of many troubles. The
> idea is to have both events scheduled by the end of a release cycle. For
> example:
> Week 1:
>   Wednesday-Friday: 3 days Summit.
>     * Primarily an event for marketing, sales, CTOs, architects,
>       operators, journalists, ...
>     * Contributors can decide whether they want to attend this.
>   Saturday-Sunday:
>     * Social activities: contributors meet-up, hang outs ...
> Week 2:
>   Monday-Wednesday: 3 days Design Summit
>     * Primarily an event for developers.
>     * Operators can hold meetups during these days, or join project
>       design summits.
> If you need to attend both events, you don't need two trips. Scheduling
> both events by the end of a release cycle can help gather more
> meaningful feedbacks, experiences or lessons from previous releases and
> ensure a better plan for the coming release.
> If you want to attend just the main Summit or only the Design Summit,
> you can plan your trip accordingly.
> Thoughts?
>  - Qiming

This would eliminate the need for a second flight, and it would
net be total less time away than attending two separate events. I could
see this working.


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