[Openstack-operators] OpenStack Operators Gathering on March 3rd in San Jose

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Fri Feb 21 19:59:31 UTC 2014

We've not worked out all the logistics yet... we'll see what can be done and keep the list informed.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ju Lim [mailto:julim at redhat.com]
> Sent: 21 February 2014 20:52
> To: Tim Bell
> Cc: openstack-operators at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [Openstack-operators] OpenStack Operators Gathering on March 3rd in San Jose
> Tim et al:
> Is the Operators mini-Summit going to have a remote dial-in / Etherpad / IRC channel / Google Hangout / YouTube Stream for this
> event, so folks who can't be there in person can attend remotely?
> Please advise.
> Thank you,
> Ju
> On Feb 21, 2014, at 12:37 PM, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at cern.ch> wrote:
> > We are organising an OpenStack operators mini-summit in the Bay Area on Monday March 3rd in order to gather input for key
> needs from an OpenStack operator for development effort in the Juno release.
> >
> > There are a limited number of places available so early registration is recommended. A further session will be arranged around the
> Atlanta summit.
> >
> > The details are at
> > https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/openstack-march-2014-operators-gatherin
> > g-tickets-10318369521
> >
> > Note: There will be no 'presentations' on what OpenStack is, or how
> > people are using it in their companies, outside of free-ranging discussion on these requirements. This is not an "operations best
> practice" discussion - the aim is purely on getting feedback on what is/isn't working and what needs to change.
> >
> > For further background, a few questions & answers...
> >
> > What is an Operators' mini-Summit?
> >
> > This is an attempt to bring together OpenStack operators of various
> > sizes and use cases and gather targeted feedback for the Technical
> > committee, PTL's and dev teams.  The goals of the meeting are to
> > prioritize issues/requests from the representative group of operators,
> > attempt to produce a blueprint or two from the top of that list and
> > introduce it all back into the development cycle for Juno.
> >
> > How was this event organized?
> >
> > The event was born out of discussion on the operators mailing list and
> > has been organized over the last couple of months by the user
> > committee, Tom Fifield (user community manager at the Foundation) and
> > several volunteers from the OpenStack operator community .  It's the
> > first time we've done something like this, and is as much an
> > experiment on the best way to build this process as it is an event for the gathering of feedback itself.
> >
> > How many people are you expecting to attend?
> >
> > We have capacity for 75 attendees, and we are limiting attendees to
> > those operating OpenStack clouds (not building products for or around OpenStack).  The event wil be hosted at eBay headquarters.
> > Since it is the first one, the organizing group deliberately wanted to
> > keep things on the smaller side to make sure we enable productive
> > discussions.  We really want the gathering of feedback to be useful
> > and actionable.  Hopefully we can create a repeatable mechanism that gives more and more operators useful ways to influence
> OpenStack design and prioritization as it evolves.
> >
> > When will the next Operator's mini-Summit take place, and will it allow for more attendees?
> >
> > The next gathering is planned to take place during the OpenStack
> > Summit in May 2014. The exact details and dates will be discussed during this event in March and shared shortly thereafter.
> > It's important we make this first event a success - and something we
> > can build on - in size, frequency and regional diversity.
> >
> > Why is this called a summit?
> >
> > Because, like the Design summit, this meeting is focused on what is
> > built in the next version of OpenStack.  It just happens to be from an
> > operator's perspective.  It's more than a meet up and is not a
> > conference or tech talk in anyway - there won't be howto's and
> > presentations.  It's a chance for the people that regularly deploy and
> > run OpenStack to share what works, what doesn't, and how to make the product better for everyone.
> >
> > Why is this being held in March and not during the OpenStack Summit in May?
> >
> > The earlier we can provide input into the design process, the better,
> > so we can influence the sessions and conversations that will take
> > place at the Atlanta Summit. We are planning to meet again at that
> > time, but want to provide feedback prior to the technical community gathering in May.
> >
> > Where will you be sharing the outcomes, and how I can provide input if I'm not able to attend?
> >
> > First, make sure you have filled out the user survey, which is a great
> > opportunity to share your feedback and completely confidential at your
> > request. http://www.openstack.org/user-survey
> > We are referencing feedback from the survey in this session and again at the Atlanta Summit.
> >
> > We will be circulating more details of the way people can provide input remotely before the event along with publishing the notes
> afterwards for further comment.
> >
> > Tim, Ryan, JC, Tom, Sean, Matt and Subbu
> >
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