[openstack-dev] [all] Dublin PTG format

Ghanshyam Mann ghanshyammann at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 01:27:28 UTC 2017

Mon-Tue/Wed-Fri works as most suitable format. There are always
conflict for many of us but that can be adjusted by working with team

Another thing can help is to give flexibility to team to have team
topic even on Mon-Tue, which mean team need dedicated room on Mon-Tue
also. For example, if QA want to discuss few of the topic on Mon-Tue
and have Code sprint/Help room etc on rest of week. This can help me
or other QA members to join other team discussion on Wed-Fri. But that
is based on special request and team requirement of number of topics
to discuss.

morning/afternoon format will be little hectic and less productive due
to changing rooms and topic etc, at least for me :)


On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 7:58 PM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We are in the final step in the process of signing the contract with the
> PTG venue. We should be able to announce the location this week !
> So it's time to start preparing. We'll have 5 days, like in Denver. One
> thing we'd like to change for this round is to give a bit more
> flexibility in the topics being discussed, especially in the first two days.
> In Denver, we selected a number of general "themes" and gave them all a
> room for 2 days on Monday-Tuesday. Then all the "teams" that wanted a
> project team meeting could get a room for 2 or 3 days on
> Wednesday-Friday. That resulted in a bit of flux during the first two
> days, with a lot of empty rooms as most of the themes did not really
> need 2 days, and a lot of conflicts were present.
> For Dublin, the idea would be to still predetermine topics (themes and
> teams) and assign them rooms in advance. But we would be able to assign
> smaller amounts of time (per half-day) based on the expressed needs.
> Beyond those pre-assigned themes/teams we'd add flexibility for other
> groups to book the remaining available rooms in 90-min slots on-demand.
> A bit like how we did reservable rooms in the past, but more integrated
> with the rest of the event. It would all be driven by the PTGbot, which
> would show which topic is being discussed in which room, in addition to
> the current discussion subject within each topic.
> We have two options in how we do the split for predetermined topics. We
> used to split the week between Mon-Tue (themes) and Wed-Fri (teams). The
> general idea there was to allow some people only interested in a team
> meeting to only attend the second part of the week. However most people
> attend all 5 days, and during event feedback some people suggested that
> "themes" should be in the mornings and "teams" in the afternoons (and
> all Friday).
> What would be your preference ? The Mon-Tue/Wed-Fri split means less
> room changes, which make it easier on the events team. So all else being
> equal we'd rather keep it the way it is, but I'm open to changing it if
> attendees think it's a good idea.
> If you have any other suggestion (that we could implement in the 3
> months we have between now and the event) please let me know :)
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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