I've literally just finished the Cinder mid-cycle meetup (I'm still in my hotel room), and the value was huge and undeniable.
Reading through this thread, I've just realised one massive advantage of the mid-cycle meetup that improved our productivity massively: it is in the middle of a cycle. We have actual implementations of the things we are discussing, which is something we rarely have at the summit - the sessions there are much more hand-waving and aspirational. In the meetup we effectively treated the post-summit work as a throw away prototype and redesigned things having learn lessons. This is obvious unfortunate for the people who put the effort into the code, but has I think let to a far better end result. I think that requiring, or at least giving preferences to proposals that have a working PoC before the summit might improve out productivity in a similar way. Certainly worth thinking about... _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackemail@example.com http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev