[nova][ptg] PTG participation

Sylvain Bauza sbauza at redhat.com
Thu Mar 12 14:45:09 UTC 2020

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 7:11 PM Sean Mooney <smooney at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2020-03-11 at 17:36 +0000, Sean Mooney wrote:
> > On Wed, 2020-03-11 at 18:17 +0100, Bal√°zs Gibizer wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I've just got the news from my employer that due to COVID19 I cannot
> > > travel to Vancouver in June.
> >
> > From a redhat perspective i dont think a decision has been made on if we
> should attend or not.
> ill clarify that slightly in that we do have guidence that "Red Hatters
> may not travel to attend external events or
> conferences with 1000+ attendees, even within their home country."
> in the past when the ptg and summit were combinined and we had the
> devsumit have ment that travel to the openstack even
> would not be allowed. At its current size its kind of in a gray zone where
> its is not banned as a public event but if it
> was an internal event the number of redhat employee that would be
> attending woudl be over the limit we have and the
> physical event would be canceled and converted to a virtual only event.
> so its tbd if i will be attending too although i have not heard a
> definitive No at this point but i also cant really
> book tickets and flight yet either however the guidance we have been given
> is to try and default to virtual attendance
> were possible.
> > last time i spoke to my manager we were still waiting to see how thing
> progress with the assumtion we would attend
> > but we might want to plan for a virtual PTG (via video conference,
> etherpad and email) in the event many cant travel
> > or
> > that things escalate to a point where the PTG event could be canceled.
> >
> > i dont think the foundation has indicated that that is likely to happen
> but im sure they are monitoring
> > things closely as our employers will be so having a plan b might now be
> a bad thing in either case.
> > if there isnt a diverse quoram physically at the ptg it would limit our
> ability to make desisions as happend to
> > some extent in china. it would be still good to get operator feedback
> but they may also be under similar travel
> > restrictions.
> > >

I personnally have concerns with virtual events that are large like our PTG
 - which timezone should we use for the virtual PTG ? Anyway, Asia, Europe
or North America folks could have problems with one.
 - some folks (like me) have bandwidth issues in their (home) offices. They
could be having problems when trying to discuss
 - how can we be sure that all of us can discuss by a virtual meeting ? Not
saying it won't work, but discussions could take more time.

Anyway, I'm sad for you, gibi. I'm not -2 about a virtual PTG, I just want
to make sure we think about the above concerns before agreeing with any
virtual PTG.

> > cheers,
> > > gibi
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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