[Openstack-operators] Scaling the Ops Meetup
josephbajin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 23:59:29 UTC 2015
I agree with all of these items especially with not having Vendor booths.
The only thing I would want to mention is that it would be great to have
something centrally located within the US, if we are going to choose the US
for a session. That way it is only a 3-4 hour flight instead of a 7-9 hour
event like going from West Coast to the East Coast.
On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 7:55 PM, Kevin Carter <kevin.carter at rackspace.com>
> I'm very much in favor of scaling up the Ops meetup and doing so with no
> vendor booths, modest registration fees, dropping the evening event (if
> needed), and creating an alternating North American / other local. I
> don't know what I can do specifically to help out here but if I can help,
> in any way, to make some of this go put me down as available.
> Kevin Carter
> *From:* Mike Dorman <mdorman at godaddy.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:10 PM
> *To:* Jesse Keating; Matt Fischer
> *Cc:* OpenStack Operators
> *Subject:* Re: [Openstack-operators] Scaling the Ops Meetup
> I pretty much agree with everyone so far. No vendor booths,
> distributed “underwriters”, modest registration fee, and sans evening
> event. Not sure separate regional meetings are a good idea, but would be
> in favor of alternating North America vs. other region, like the summits.
> I’ve been looking for approximate meal sponsorship costs, too. We may
> have funds available for some sort of underwriting as well, but the first
> question I get when going to ask for that is “how much $?” So it’s
> difficult to get sponsorship commitments without those details. Could you
> let us know some ballpark figures based on past events, so we have some
> more data points?
> From: Jesse Keating
> Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:06 PM
> To: Matt Fischer
> Cc: OpenStack Operators
> Subject: Re: [Openstack-operators] Scaling the Ops Meetup
> RE Evening event: I agree it was pretty crowded. Perhaps just a list of
> area venues for various activities and a sign up board somewhere. Let it
> happen organically, and everybody is on their own for paying for whatever
> they do. That way those that may not be into the bar scene don't feel left
> out because everybody else went and got drink/food. Lets eliminate the
> social pressure to put everybody into the same social event.
> - jlk
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Matt Fischer <matt at mattfischer.com>
>> My votes line up with Dave's and Joe's pretty much.
>> I think that vendor booth's are a bad idea as well.
>> As for registration, I think having a fee that covers the meals/coffee
>> is fair. This is not a typical walk in off the street meeting. I don't
>> think many companies would balk at an extra $100-$200 fee for registration.
>> Especially if you're already paying for travel like 99% of us will be
>> doing. I'm also +1 canceling the evening event to cut costs, it was
>> overcrowded last time and with 300 people will be unmanageable.
>> Tom, What is the actual per-head price range for meals?
>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:36 AM, Joe Topjian <joe at topjian.net> wrote:
>>> -1 on paid registration, I think we need to be mindful of the smaller
>>>> openstack deployers, their voice is an important one, and their access to
>>>> the larger operations teams is invaluable to them. I like the idea of
>>>> local teams showing up because it's in the neighborhood and they don't need
>>>> to hassle their budgeting managers too much for travel approval /
>>>> expenses. This is more accessible currently than the summits for many
>>>> operators. Let's keep it that way.
>>> I understand your point.
>>> IMO, the Ops mid-cycle meetup is a little different than a normal
>>> local meetup you'll find at meetup.com. It's a multi-day event that
>>> includes meals and an evening event. Being able to attend for free, while a
>>> great goal, may not be practical. I would not imagine that the fee would be
>>> as much as a Summit ticket, nor even broken down to the daily cost of a
>>> Summit ticket. I see it as something that would go toward the cost of food
>>> and such.
>>> The OpenStack foundation does a lot to ensure that people who are
>>> unable to pay registration fees are still able to attend summits. The same
>>> courtesy could be extended here as well. As an example, David M has
>>> mentioned that TWC may help (I understand that may not be official, just
>>> used as an example of how others may be willing to help with that area).
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