[openstack-tc] Paris Design Summit Scheduling

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Fri Jan 10 16:12:04 UTC 2014

On 01/10/2014 05:34 AM, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-01-09 at 14:52 -0600, Lauren Sell wrote:
>> We need to make a decision for the Paris design summit pretty quickly.
>> The Summit will take place the week of November 3 at the Palais des
>> Congres, and we’re planning to host the design sessions directly
>> across the street in the Le Meridien. We’ll run the keynote, expo and
>> breakout sessions Monday - Wednesday (three, rather than four days),
>> and we have the option to run the design sessions either Tuesday -
>> Friday or Wednesday - Saturday. 
> Like Thierry, I see benefits and downsides to both options.
> What I think is most important is that we try something different from
> Atlanta to get another data point.
> However, both options will be something new - in Atlanta, we only have 1
> non-overlapping day and 3 overlapping days. The choice for Paris is 2
> non-overlapping and 2 overlapping days vs 3 non-overlapping and 1
> overlapping.
> I think I'd prefer to try the more different option - Wednesday to
> Saturday.
> Perhaps we could also try to mix things up a little bit on the Saturday.
> For example, we could have more smaller rooms (assuming the logistics
> allows for easy splitting of rooms) set up in boardroom style and some
> sort of on-the-day scheduling mechanism. This would allow us to have a
> bunch of smaller group discussions to wrap up some of the open questions
> from sessions during the week.
> That's just a random idea on the format change - my thinking is that the
> final day on a Saturday would naturally have a different feel anyway, so
> if we embrace that we could avoid some of the fatigue.

I was pretty torn at first (like most others) but am liking this view
the most so far (try the more different option, and explore ideas to
help reduce the fatigue impact).

Russell Bryant

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