[openstack-dev] [all] Forum Brainstorming - Boston 2017

Emilien Macchi emilien at redhat.com
Tue Mar 14 21:14:11 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 8:56 AM, Emilien Macchi <emilien at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We need to start brainstorming topics we'd like to discuss with the
> rest of the community during our first "Forum" at the OpenStack Summit
> in Boston. The event should look a lot like the cross-project
> workshops or the Ops day at the old Design Summit : open, timeboxed
> discussions in a fishbowl setting facilitated by a moderator (no
> speaker or formal presentations). We'll gather feedback from users and
> operators on the Ocata release, and start gathering early requirements
> and priorities for the Queens release cycle. We aim to ensure the
> broadest coverage of topics that will allow for all parts of our
> community (upstream contributors, ops working groups, application
> developers...) getting together to discuss (and get alignment on) key
> areas within our community/projects.
> Examples of the types of discussions and some sessions that might fit
> within each one:
> # Strategic, whole-of-community discussions:
> To think about the big picture, including beyond just one release
> cycle and new technologies. An example could be "Making OpenStack One
> Platform for containers/VMs/Bare Metal", where the entire community
> congregates to share opinions on how to make OpenStack achieve its
> integration engine goal.
> # Cross-project sessions:
> In a similar vein to what has happened at past design summits, but
> with increased emphasis on issues that are relevant to all areas of
> the community. An example could be "Rolling Upgrades at Scale", where
> the Large Deployments Team collaborates with Nova, Cinder and Keystone
> to tackle issues that come up with rolling upgrades when there’s a
> large number of machines.
> # Project-specific sessions:
> Where developers can ask users specific questions about their
> experience, users can provide feedback from the last release and
> cross-community collaboration on the priorities, and ‘blue sky’ ideas
> for the next release.An example could be "Neutron Pain Points",
> co-organized by neutron developers and users, where Neutron developers
> bring some specific questions they want answered, Neutron users bring
> feedback from the latest release and ideas about the future.
> There are two stages to the brainstorming:
> 1. Starting today, set up an etherpad with your group/team, or use one
> on the list and start discussing ideas you'd like to talk about at the
> Forum. Then, through +1s on etherpads and mailing list discussion,
> work out which ones are the most needed.
> 2. Then, in a couple of weeks, we will open up a more formal web-based
> tool for submission of abstracts that came out of the brainstorming on
> top. A committee with TC, UC and Foundation staff members will work on
> the final selection and scheduling.
> We expect working groups may make their own etherpads, however the
> Technical Committee offers one for cross-project and strategic topics:
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/BOS-TC-brainstorming
> Feel free to use that, or make one for your group and add it to the list at:
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Forum/Boston2017
> Thanks,
> Emilien and Thierry, on behalf of the Technical Committee

A gentle reminder to let projects know about the brainstorming that is

Looking at the Wiki page, I still see some projects that didn't
publish their ideas yet (e.g. Neutron, Cinder, Telemetry, etc).
It would be nice if PTLs could engage some work here.

Please let me know if any help is needed, we're likely going to
postpone the submission deadline to somewhere in April so we let more
time to people in organizing the topics.

Emilien Macchi

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