Excerpts from Chris Dent's message of 2016-10-17 10:38:25 +0100:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Renat Akhmerov wrote:
> > If you are a developer, of course, PTG is an important event to
> > attend. But… Being a developer, I would also love to attend summits
> > also. For a bunch of reasons like catching up with the activities
> > wider than my current focus of development, participating in getting
> > user feedback and help clarifying possible misunderstanding of
> > technical things being discussed which makes feedback gathering
> > process more valuable (I believe that often users don’t know what
> > they want, at least, in details, we need to help them understand by
> > sharing our experience) etc. Also, for purely psychological reason I
> > think it’s very important for people who mostly focus on very
> > specific tasks to sometimes go and see events like an OpenStack
> > summit. From my experience, people often change their attitude to
> > their work when they see how many people are interested in what they
> > are working on in labs. And it’s almost impossible to find a better
> > way of getting that feeling of participating in something tremendous
> > than attending summits.
> This. A thousand times this.
> Summit is one of the few ways that I get to see the big picture and
> that there are actual real people doing real things with OpenStack.

Agree with all of these things. However, a lot of us felt that the
pressure to do both at the same time was compromising both to the point
that the sum of these two things was not even equal to the parts.

Perhaps more dev focused people will find themselves going to 2 PTG's,
and just one summit, the one closer to them geographically, every year.

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