On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM, CARVER, PAUL <pc2...@att.com> wrote: > Russell Bryant [mailto:rbry...@redhat.com] wrote: > >>An ideal solution would allow attendees to join as individuals from >>anywhere. A lot of contributors work from home. Is that sort of thing >>compatible with your system? > > In principle, yes, but that loses the immersive telepresence aspect > which is the next best thing to an in-person meetup (which is where > this thread started.) > > AT&T Employees live and breathe on AT&T Connect which is our > teleconferencing (not telepresence) service. It supports webcam > video as well as desktop sharing, but I'm on the verge of making > a sales pitch here which was NOT my intent. > > I'm on AT&T Connect meetings 5+ times a day but I'm biased so I > won't offer any opinion on how it compares to WebEx, GotoMeeting, > and other services. None of them are really equivalent to the > purpose built telepresence rooms. > > My point was that there may well be a telepresence room within > reasonable driving distance for a large number of OpenStack > contributors if we were able to get a number of the large > OpenStack participant companies to open their doors to an > occasional meet-up. Instead of asking participants around > the globe to converge on a single physical location for > a meet-up, perhaps they could converge on the closest of > 20 different locations that are linked via telepresence. > If we could make this work, I'd be up for it. It's a great balance to the travel and face-to-face argument here.
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