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

Matt Griffin matt.griffin at percona.com
Tue Mar 4 06:36:09 UTC 2014

I hope today's event went well. Percona is holding the Percona Live
MySQL Conference and Expo at the beginning of April at the Hyatt
Regency Santa Clara & The Santa Clara Convention Center. We have a few
extra large rooms (capacity ~75 people) available on March 31 at the
facility and I was wondering if this group (or other OpenStack project
teams) would want to have a second mini-summit gathering to prepare
for the Atlanta summit. Just want to see if there's interest and if
Percona could host.

Matt Griffin
Director of Product Management

Join Percona Live April 1-4, 2014 in Silicon Valley!

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Sean Roberts <seanrob at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> I have not been able to find a room for monday for the triple-O team. Maybe
> there could be some facilities sharing?
> Sean Roberts
> Infrastructure Strategy, Yahoo
> seanrob at yahoo-inc.com
> (925) 980-4729
> On Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:19 PM, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com>
> wrote:
> Tim, were you aware this will be going on at the exact same time as the
> TripleO summit, which is happening just down the road in Sunnyvale the
> same week?
> I would like to see some mixing of these two groups. Perhaps we could have
> some operators come over to the TripleO summit one day, or the other way
> around, as I think feedback from the operators on what we have working
> now and what we're proposing going forward would be extremely helpful.
> Excerpts from Tim Bell's message of 2014-02-21 09:37:22 -0800:
>> 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-gathering-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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