[openstack-dev] [all] Some information about the Forum at the Summit in Boston

Tom Fifield tom at openstack.org
Wed Mar 8 03:14:12 UTC 2017

On 廿十七年三月七日 暮 11:26, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> On 3/7/2017 6:35 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I recently got more information about the space dedicated to the "Forum"
>> at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. We'll have three different types of
>> spaces available.
>> 1/ "Forum" proper
>> There will be 3 medium-sized fishbowl rooms for cross-community
>> discussions. Topics for the discussions in that space will be selected
>> and scheduled by a committee formed of TC and UC members, facilitated by
>> Foundation staff members. In case you missed it, the brainstorming for
>> topics started last week, announced by Emilien in that email:
>> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-March/113115.html
>> 2/ "On-boarding" rooms
>> We'll have two rooms set up in classroom style, dedicated to project
>> teams and workgroups who want to on-board new team members. Those can
>> for example be booked by project teams to run an introduction to their
>> codebase to prospective new contributors, in the hope that they will
>> join their team in the future. Those are not meant to do traditional
>> user-facing "project intro" talks -- there is space in the conference
>> for that. They are meant to provide the next logical step in
>> contributing after Upstream University and being involved on the
>> sidelines. It covers the missing link for prospective contributors
>> between attending Summit and coming to the PTG. Kendall Nelson and Mike
>> Perez will soon announce the details for this, including how projects
>> can sign up.
>> 3/ Free hacking/meetup space
>> We'll have four or five rooms populated with roundtables for ad-hoc
>> discussions and hacking. We don't have specific plans for these -- we
>> could set up something like the PTG ethercalc for teams to book the
>> space, or keep it open. Maybe half/half.
>> More details on all this as they come up.
>> Hoping to see you there !
> Thanks for the details, this helps.
> Any idea what the breakdown in days are going to be, like "Forum"
> sessions are Monday/Tuesday or Tuesday/Wednesday, or are they all four
> days?

Probably all four days.

> The nova people that are going to be there would like to take advantage
> of the face-to-face time to work on some of the priority items for the
> Pike release in the free hacking/meetup space but without knowing when
> the other sessions are going to be it's hard to know when we can
> schedule space in the hacking pit.
> If that's all TBD that's fair, I just wanted to ask.

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