Excerpts from Eoghan Glynn's message of 2016-10-13 05:45:59 -0400:
> 
> > >>> I would like to request for some space dedicated to TripleO project
> > >>> for the first OpenStack PTG.
> > >>>
> > >>> https://www.openstack.org/ptg/
> > >>>
> > >>> The event will happen in February 2017 during the next PTG in Atlanta.
> > >>> Any feedback is welcome,
> > >>
> > >> Just a quick note: as you can imagine we have finite space at the event,
> > >> and the OpenStack Foundation wants to give priority to teams which have
> > >> a diverse affiliation (or which are not tagged "single-vendor").
> > >> Depending on which teams decide to take advantage of the event and which
> > >> don't, we may or may not be able to offer space to single-vendor
> > >> projects -- and TripleO is currently tagged single-vendor.
> > > 
> > > Thanks for the feedback Thierry, I can understand the need to somehow keep
> > > PTG space requirements bounded, but I would agree with Emilien and Eoghan
> > > that perhaps the single-vendor tag is too coarse a metric with which to
> > > judge all projects (it really doesn't capture cross-project collaboration
> > > at all IMO).
> > > 
> > > One of the main goals of TripleO is using OpenStack projects where
> > > possible, and as such we have a very broad range of cross project
> > > collaboration happening, and clearly the PTG is the ideal forum for such
> > > discussions.
> > 
> > Indeed, I totally agree.
> > 
> > While at this stage we can't *guarantee* space for TripleO, I really
> > hope that we'll be able to provide space. One interesting factor is that
> > there should be less tension for space in the "horizontal" part of the
> > week than in the "vertical" part of the week**. TripleO's cross-cutting
> > nature makes it a good fit for the "horizontal" segment, so I'm hopeful
> > we can make that work. We should know very soon, once we collect the
> > results of the PTL survey. Stay tuned!
> > 
> > ** The PTG week is split between horizontal team meetings
> > (Monday/Tuesday) and vertical team meetings (Wednesday-Friday). As we
> > have more vertical teams than horizontal teams (and the space is the
> > same size), we /should/ have more flexibility to add horizontal stuff.
> 
> This split in the PTG week raises an obvious question ...
> 
> Do we expect the horizontal folks to skip town by mid-week, or to hang
> around without a home-room in order to talk to the vertical folks who
> put the "project" in "cross-project"?
> 
> Conversely, do we expect the vertical teams to turn up on the Monday in
> order to collaborate with the horizontal teams? (similarly without a
> project room for the first 2 days?)
> 
> Cheers,
> Eoghan
> 

We expect the "horizontal folks" and "vertical teams" to be the same
people, focusing on different things on different days of the week. We
*hope* to enable more contributions to horizontal teams as a result.

Doug

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