On 08/27/2014 08:51 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I've been thinking about what changes we can bring to the Design Summit > format to make it more productive. I've heard the feedback from the > mid-cycle meetups and would like to apply some of those ideas for Paris, > within the constraints we have (already booked space and time). Here is > something we could do: > > Day 1. Cross-project sessions / incubated projects / other projects > > I think that worked well last time. 3 parallel rooms where we can > address top cross-project questions, discuss the results of the various > experiments we conducted during juno. Don't hesitate to schedule 2 slots > for discussions, so that we have time to come to the bottom of those > issues. Incubated projects (and maybe "other" projects, if space allows) > occupy the remaining space on day 1, and could occupy "pods" on the > other days. > > Day 2 and Day 3. Scheduled sessions for various programs > > That's our traditional scheduled space. We'll have a 33% less slots > available. So, rather than trying to cover all the scope, the idea would > be to focus those sessions on specific issues which really require > face-to-face discussion (which can't be solved on the ML or using spec > discussion) *or* require a lot of user feedback. That way, appearing in > the general schedule is very helpful. This will require us to be a lot > stricter on what we accept there and what we don't -- we won't have > space for courtesy sessions anymore, and traditional/unnecessary > sessions (like my traditional "release schedule" one) should just move > to the mailing-list. > > Day 4. Contributors meetups > > On the last day, we could try to split the space so that we can conduct > parallel midcycle-meetup-like contributors gatherings, with no time > boundaries and an open agenda. Large projects could get a full day, > smaller projects would get half a day (but could continue the discussion > in a local bar). Ideally that meetup would end with some alignment on > release goals, but the idea is to make the best of that time together to > solve the issues you have. Friday would finish with the design summit > feedback session, for those who are still around. > > > I think this proposal makes the best use of our setup: discuss clear > cross-project issues, address key specific topics which need > face-to-face time and broader attendance, then try to replicate the > success of midcycle meetup-like open unscheduled time to discuss > whatever is hot at this point. > > There are still details to work out (is it possible split the space, > should we use the usual design summit CFP website to organize the > "scheduled" time...), but I would first like to have your feedback on > this format. Also if you have alternative proposals that would make a > better use of our 4 days, let me know.
I definitely like this approach. I think it will be really interesting to collect feedback from people about the value they got from days 2 & 3 vs. Day 4. I also wonder if we should lose a slot from days 1 - 3 and expand the hallway time. Hallway track is always pretty interesting, and honestly at a lot of interesting ideas spring up. The 10 minute transitions often seem to feel like you are rushing between places too quickly some times. -Sean -- Sean Dague http://dague.net _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev