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

Matt Griffin matt.griffin at percona.com
Thu Mar 13 06:53:05 UTC 2014

Thanks Tom. That's a monster etherpad! I need to devote some time to
thoroughly review it :) Looks like great stuff and even some topics
about database needs which is what Percona is interested in learning.

Regarding the room usage prior to our Percona Live conference in Santa
Clara, CA... what started as an idea for a small gathering has turned
into "Open Source Appreciation Day" [1] on March 31 with activities
for the CentOS, OpenStack, and MySQL communities.

For the OpenStack part, it will be a free afternoon of talks focused
on the intersection of OpenStack and MySQL. MySQL seemed like a common
theme in some of the Icehouse design summit sessions so our speakers
will focus on management best practices, alternatives, cluster
options, and interesting things happening in Trove.

Everyone is invited but space is limited so register early [2].


[1] http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2014/program/open-source-appreciation-day
[2] http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2014/program/open-source-appreciation-day/openstack-today

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On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:49 PM, Tom Fifield <tom at openstack.org> wrote:
> Thanks for the kind thoughts and offer Matt :) We'll have to ask around and
> get back to you - when do you need to know by?
> The day was quite successful - a massive thanks to those who came. We've now
> got an etherpad with more than 5000 words of suggestions and ideas! It's
> going to take a little combing through to clean it up and make it all
> understandable, but we've got some volunteers to do that so it should happen
> quickly.
> The biggest take away from the event, and a very positive one, is that
> 'operators' do want to be more involved and improve communication with
> 'developers'. There's some good, practical ideas on how to make that
> reality, so standby!
> Thanks again to the organisers, our fantastic host eBay/Paypal, and everyone
> who contributed. Looking forward to our next gathering :)
> Regards,
> Tom
> On 04/03/14 14:36, Matt Griffin wrote:
>> 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.
>> Best,
>> Matt Griffin
>> Director of Product Management
>> Percona
>> Join Percona Live April 1-4, 2014 in Silicon Valley!
>> http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2014/
>> 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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