[Openstack-operators] OPs Midcycle location discussion.

Donald Talton DonaldTalton at fico.com
Tue Nov 17 18:24:11 UTC 2015

If only there we some kind of chat medium where people could listen in to the live meetup and follow along in chat…

Seriously though, how hard is it to find/designate someone as an IRC translator for the main points of discussion? Probably not ideal, but better than nothing. There has to be some solution we can find to increase partipation from outside Europe.

Saying that we can add to an etherpad before the meetup starts is exclusionary to everyone who would attend if not for distance. I know conversely this applies to EU participants when we hold this in NA. Really, as technologists, can we not sort this out? It’s a simple problem, considering the scope of everything else we do.

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Subject: Re: [Openstack-operators] OPs Midcycle location discussion.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Donald Talton <DonaldTalton at fico.com<mailto:DonaldTalton at fico.com>> wrote:
I’ll +1 option 1 too, if we can get remote participation that would suffice.

Having been to several of these I think that we can call remote participation a stretch goal at best, and if I'm being honest, I just don't think it's going to be very feasible.

It's often times difficult enough to follow the conversation in a room with 100 people, some speaking without a mic; not sure how a remote person can be expected to jump into that type of discussion. Perhaps different for smaller, focused WGs sitting around a conference table would work for some remote participation? I think for main sessions the best you can hope for is someone adding to the etherpad before the discussion (this is my plan for the UK midcycle). Not physically being there also puts you at a timezone disadvantage and for me it's sometimes difficult to connect from my "real job".

We do these in-person because there's a benefit to being in-person and I don't want to detract from that with conference lines etc.

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