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 on top.
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
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
OpenStack-operators mailing list