Welcome to the topic selection process for our Forum in Sydney. If
you've participated in the design summit before, this should seem pretty
comfortable. If not, note that this is not a classic conference track
with speakers and presentations. OpenStack community members
(participants in development teams, working groups, and other interested
individuals) discuss the topics they want to cover and get alignment on
and we welcome your participation.
The Forum is for the entire community to come together, to create a
neutral space rather than having separate "ops" and "dev" days. Sydney
marks the start of Rocky's release cycle, where ideas and requirements
will be gathered. Users should aim to come armed with feedback from
Augusts's Pike release if at all possible. We aim to ensure the broadest
coverage of topics that will allow for multiple parts of the community
getting together to discuss key areas within our community/projects.
There are two stages to the brainstorming:
Starting today, set up an etherpad with your team and start
discussing ideas you'd like to talk about at the Forum and work out
which ones to submit - just like you did prior to the design summit.
Then, in a couple of weeks, we will open up a more formal web-based
tool for you to submit abstracts for the most popular sessions that came
out of your brainstorming.
Make an etherpad and add it to the list at:
One key thing we'd like to see (as always?) is cross-project
collaboration, and discussion between every area of the community. Try
to see if there is an interested working group on the user side to add
to your ideas.
Examples of typical discussions that include multiple parts of the
community getting together to discuss:
- Strategic, whole-of-community discussions, to think about the big
picture, including beyond just one release cycle and new technologies
o eg Making OpenStack One Platform for containers/VMs/Bare Metal
(Strategic session) the entire community congregates to share
opinions on how to make OpenStack achieve its integration engine
- Cross-project sessions, in a similar vein to what has happened at
past design summits, but with increased emphasis on issues that are
of relevant to all areas of the community
o eg Rolling Upgrades at Scale (Cross-Project session) -- the
Large Deployments Team collaborates with Nova, Cinder and
Keystone to tackle issues that come up with rolling upgrades
when there's a large number of machines.
- Project-specific sessions, where developers can ask users specific
questions about their experience, users can provide feedback from
the last release and cross-community collaboration on the priorities
and 'blue sky' ideas for the next release.
o eg Neutron Pain Points (Project-Specific session) --
Co-organized by neutron developers and users. Neutron developers
bring some specific questions they want answered, Neutron users
bring feedback from the latest release and ideas about the future.
Think about what kind of session ideas might end up as:
Project-specific, cross-project or strategic/whole-of-community
discussions. There'll be more slots for the latter two, so do try and
think outside the box!
This part of the process is where we gather broad community consensus -
in theory the second part is just about fitting in as many of the good
ideas into the schedule as we can.
Further details about the forum can be found at:
Jimmy McArthur, on behalf of the OpenStack Foundation and Technical
OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)