There are still a LOT (more than 75%) of OpenStack community members who have not voted. If you are in that number, please cast your ballot.
[NOTE 1/16: We made it! OpenStack reach quorum at 7pm on Thursday – 20 hours before the polls close]
Have you voted and tired of these messages? Your bylaws vote (yes or no) means nothing if we do not reach quorum. So, contact your OpenStack friends and make sure they voted.
If you think you should have gotten a ballot, but can’t find it. Please contact ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to check it out.
While inactive members have been removed from the system, there are some people whose ballots did not arrive (like mine) and had to ask for it to be resent.
PS: Yes, that is Niki Acosta with me in Boston.
This is a friendly PSA that OpenStack Paris Summit session community voting ends on Wednesday 8/6. There are HUNDREDS (I heard >1k) submissions so please set aside some time to review a handful.
MY PLEA TO YOU > There is a tendency for companies to “vote-up” sessions from their own employees. I understand the need for the practice BUT encourage you to make time to review other sessions too. Affiliation voting is fine, robot voting is not.
If you are interested topics that I discuss on this blog, here’s a list of sessions I’m involved in:
The scope and diversity of sessions for the upcoming OpenStack conference in Atlanta are simply overwhelming. As a board member, that’s a positive sign of our success as a community; however, it’s also a challenge as we attempt to pick topics. That’s why we turn to you, the OpenStack community, to help sift and select the content.
Even if you are not attending, we need your help in selection! Content from the summits is archived and has a much larger outside of the two conference days. You’re voice matters for the community.
While it’s a simple matter to ask you to vote for my DefCore presentation and some excellent ones from my peers at Dell, I’d also like share some of my thoughts about general trends I saw illustrated by the offerings:
- Swift has a strong following as a solution outside of other products
- Ceph seems to emerging as a critical component with Cinder
- Neutron has breath but not depth in practice
- HA and Upgrades remain challenges
- We are starting to see specializations emerge (like NFV)
- OpenStack case studies! There are many – some of uncertain utility as references
- Some community members and companies are super prolific in submitting sessions. Perhaps these sessions are all great but on first pass it seems out of balance.
- Vendor pitch or conference session? You often get both in the same session. We’re still not certain how to balance this.
The number and diversity of sessions is staggering – we need your help on voting.
We also need you to be part of the dialog about the conference and summits to make sure they are meeting the community needs. My review of the sessions indicates that we are trying to serve many different audiences in a very limited time window. I’m interested in hearing yours! Review some sessions and let me know.