[Openstack-operators] OPs Midcycle location discussion.

Erik McCormick emccormick at cirrusseven.com
Wed Nov 18 20:44:03 UTC 2015

I'm still fishing for more specific details, but here is a snapshot of
how the Ceph Development Summit is handled.


It was previously done via Google Hangouts, but is now done using
Bluejeans. This is interesting especially since I believe Bluejeans is
an Openstack operator. I wonder if there's anyone from there on this
list that might be able to chime in with useful suggestions for us?


On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 3:40 PM, Matt Jarvis
<matt.jarvis at datacentred.co.uk> wrote:
> 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:
>> Hash: SHA512
>> 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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