[Openstack-operators] OPs Midcycle location discussion.

Matt Jarvis matt.jarvis at datacentred.co.uk
Tue Nov 17 20:40:15 UTC 2015

I agree with all of the points that are being raised, but the inverse has
been true for most of the European operators at every other midcycle. And
the same presumably applies to the Asian operators. As OpenStack goes
global, we need to find ways of bringing all those voices into the
conversation. There's no doubt that this first meetup in Europe may not be
as productive, well organised, integrated into the development workflow
etc. etc as the US ones have been given that this is the first time many of
the European operators will have got together, but you've got to start
somewhere. What we really need is participation from the wider operators
community from folks who know the format and can help structure things and
contribute to the discussion, and if some of that needs to be done remotely
then let's try and facilitate that. If it doesn't work then it doesn't work
- at least we learnt something along the way.

On 17 November 2015 at 20:16, JJ Asghar <jj at chef.io> wrote:

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> On 11/17/15 1:34 PM, Matt Jarvis wrote:
> > From my perspective we're happy to put in place anything that we
> > can reasonably do, and that will increase participation. Bear in
> > mind that we don't have massive amounts of money or people - the
> > costs of the event as it stands is just about covered by the
> > sponsors we have, and I'm putting most of the logistics together (
> > with help from Tom Fifield and a few others ) as well as doing my
> > day job.
> >
> > We've already had a very kind additional offer of infrastructure
> > help ( in kit, bodies, connectivity etc ) from Canonical, if we
> > want to put in place stuff to enable remote participation in terms
> > of audio streaming, IRC etc. etc. If only we had some OpenStack
> > public cloud then it would be trivial to spin up whatever servers
> > we might need to support that .... ;)
> >
> > It would probably be helpful to have some gauge on how many people
> > are interested in remote participation before we do anything in
> > terms of enabling that in a more extensive way than etherpads - not
> > sure the best way to get that number, any ideas ?
> I'd like to throw in this thought. I've been to each mid-cycle since
> San Antonino. My experience with them has been extremely variable but
> the chance to be in the _same_ room as the people I talk to daily is
> invaluable. I think my boss calls it the "hallway track" is more
> important then anything for me. Not to mention the ability to get a
> beverage after the official meeting time and come to a conclusion.
> (This has happened more often then anything for me.)
> It's great that we are trying to get people that can't travel involved
> but the harsh reality of it is that no matter what we do they will
> still miss out on some of the conversations.
> - --
> Best Regards,
> JJ Asghar
> c: 512.619.0722 t: @jjasghar irc: j^2
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