Welcome to the topic selection process for our Forum in Sydney. If
you've participated in an ops meetup 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 the Rocky 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 group/team, or use one
on the list and start discussing ideas you'd like to talk about at
the Forum. Then, through mailing list discussion work out which ones
are the most needed - just like you did prior to the ops events.
- Then, in a couple of weeks, we will open up a more formal web-based
tool for submission of abstracts that came out of the brainstorming
Make an etherpad, or use one from the list at:
One key thing we'd like to see is collaboration between every area of
ther community. Find an interested development project or three and
share to your ideas.
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 User Committee
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