Hi Erin,

Thank you for the details. Can you tell us anything about how discount codes 
for ATCs will change for Boston and onwards?



From: Erin Disney <e...@openstack.org<mailto:e...@openstack.org>>
Reply-To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" 
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] PTG from the Ops Perspective - a few short notes

Hey everyone- wanted to introduce myself and answer a couple questions from 
this thread. I’m Erin, part of the Foundation’s Marketing/Events team, and I 
have been helping organize the inaugural PTG.

Here is what I can tell you from a logistics perspective:

  *   The first PTG will be held February 20-24, 2017 in Atlanta, GA at the 
downtown Sheraton Hotel
  *   Our group rate for rooms is $185 a night (which includes a breakfast 
  *   Registration will go live in the next couple of weeks and tickets will be 
$100, which will help cover lunch/coffee every day and help us ensure 
attendance for those that register
  *   Horizontal/cross project teams will meet Monday and Tuesday, Vertical 
project team meetings will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

For anyone going to the Summit in Barcelona later this month, Thierry and I 
will be hosting an informational presentation on the 
 and then answering questions in the Foundation Lounge (located near the main 
entrance of the Convention Center near Registration) on Wednesday 10/26 during 
lunch from 1:05-1:35pm. Feel free to stop by to learn more or ask us questions, 
and stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Erin Disney
OpenStack Marketing

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From: Clint Byrum <cl...@fewbar.com<mailto:cl...@fewbar.com>>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] PTG from the Ops Perspective - a few short notes
To: openstack-dev 

Excerpts from Dmitry Tantsur's message of 2016-10-13 10:30:44 +0200:
> On 10/12/2016 08:47 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> > Excerpts from Jaesuk Ahn's message of 2016-10-12 15:08:24 +0000:
> >> It can be cheap if you are in the US. However, for Asia folks, it is not
> >> that cheap considering it is all overseas travel. In addition, all-in-one
> >> event like the current summit makes us much easier to get the travel fund
> >> from the company, since the company only need to send everyone (tech, ops,
> >> business, strategy) to one event. Even as an ops or developers, doing
> >> presentation or a meeting with one or two important company can be very
> >> good excuse to get the travel money.
> >>
> >
> > This is definitely on the list of concerns I heard while the split was
> > being discussed.
> >
> > I think the concern is valid, and we'll have to see how it affects
> > attendance at PTG's and summits.
> >
> > However, I am not so sure the overseas cost is being accurately
> > characterized. Of course, the complications are higher with immigration
> > details, but ultimately hotels around international hub airports are
> > extremely cheap, and flights tend to be quite a bit less expensive and
> > more numerous to these locations. You'll find flights from Narita to
> > LAX for < $500 where as you'd be hard pressed to find Narita to Boston
> > for under $600, and they'll be less convenient, possibly requiring more
> > hotel days.
> The bit about hotels contradicts my whole experience. I've never seen hotels 
> in
> big busy hubs cheaper than in less popular and crowded cities. Following your
> logic, hotels e.g. in Paris should be cheaper than ones in e.g. Prague, which 
> I
> promise you is far from being the case :)

Sorry I communicated that horribly.

The hotels next to LAX, which are _ugly_ and _disgusting_ but perfectly
suitable for a PTG, are much cheaper than say, the ones in DT LA near the
convention center, or in Hollywood, or near Disneyland.

A better comparison than LAX might be Atlanta or Minneapolis, which
are cities that aren't such common end-destinations, but have tons of
flights in and out and generally affordable accommodations.

> >
> > Also worth considering is how cheap the space is for the PTG
> > vs. Summit. Without need for large expo halls, keynote speakers,
> > catered lunch and cocktail hours, we can rent a smaller, less impressive
> > space. That should mean either a cheaper ticket price (if there is one
> > at all) or more sponsored travel to the PTG. Either one of those should
> > help alleviate the concerns about travel budget.
> For upstream developers ticker price was 0. Now it will be > 0, so for 
> companies
> who send mostly developers, this is a clear budget increase.

The nominal price of the PTG is expected to be something like $25 or
$50. This isn't to cover all the costs, but to ensure that people don't
just sign up "just in case I'm in the area" or anything like that.

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