[Openstack] OpenStack Design Summit - Fall 2011 Location Request
mdragon at rackspace.com
Tue Mar 29 16:44:56 UTC 2011
+1 for Europe. Germany in October sounds nice.
On 3/29/11 10:52 AM, Stephen Spector wrote:
> I have started early planning on the next OpenStack Design Summit in
> early October 2011 this year and would like to get some feedback on
> location options. The current thinking is to just host a Design Summit
> event for 3 days without the associated Conference portion that we are
> doing next month in Santa Clara. It is my intention to take this idea
> to the broader community in the coming weeks but I need to gather some
> data from the developers before I can put together a final proposal to
> the community,
> Location -- My goal is to host the 3-day event in a gateway city so
> attendees from Asia, Europe, and the US can easily fly directly to
> this destination. This leads me to look at cities like New York,
> Chicago, London, Paris, Seoul, etc except these locations tend to be
> expensive for hotels and facilities. Other global cities such as
> Houston, Amsterdam, Frankfort, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas are cheaper
> locations for the event. Thus, I am looking to see what locations are
> of interest to the developers; also remember weather in October as a
> Host -- Having an event at a hotel is more expensive then finding a
> corporate facility, university setting, or even co-locate with a
> conference. I am open to any ideas you have about interesting
> facilities or events to co-locate with as I want to ensure that we not
> only accomplish our goal of setting the project's direction for the
> future releases but also provide an excellent environment with top
> notch facilities.
> Feel free to provide your thoughts directly to myself via email or
> respond to this email should you wish a broader conversation. Thanks.
> - - -
> Stephen Spector, Rackspace
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