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Re: Community discussion panel at OpenStack.Folsom Conference


Hi Stef,

Yes I'd be very interested in joining the panel. Our presentation earlier that morning will have a chunk devoted to our experiences with the Aussie community, and i can report on how over the next couple of weeks our Indian head of ops Kavit is working with Prakash from Canonical in India to grow the Indian community.


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On 03/04/2012, at 6:58 AM, "Stefano Maffulli" <stefano@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> hello folks
> the programming committee suggested to merge two proposals regarding
> community for the next OpenStack conference. 
> Here is the proposal I originally submitted:
>       OpenStack community is growing at a very fast pace. The talk
>       will give an overview of this growth, with metrics and graphs.
>       The role of metrics will be highlighted pointing at what we're
>       currently measuring and what we should be measuring. The session
>       will also highlight a grandiose plan to:
>          * redesign the current community tools and web properties in
>       order to streamline operation
>          * create local OpenStack ambassadors to help promote the
>       project worldwide
>          * give recognition to all the people helping in the success
>       of Openstack
> George Joseph of Dell submitted a related proposal titled "Building
> Success with Open Source User Groups"
>       Creating a local user group for Open Source projects requires a
>       common focus. Using their experience in forming OpenStack User
>       Groups, Dell will walk you through learned best practices used
>       for establishing user groups for OpenStack.
>       Open Source User Groups are community-based organizations,
>       global in scope. They exist for collaboration, education, as
>       well as advocacy, and rely on member sponsorship to support
>       regularly scheduled meetings – or “meetups.” 
>       The Open Source Initiative defines the importance of open source
>       projects, those projects similar to OpenStack and Hadoop,
>       saying, “Open source is a development method for software that
>       harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency
>       of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher
>       reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to
>       predatory vendor lock-in.” 
>       Creating a local user group for Open Source projects requires a
>       common focus. If the User Group you are interested in supporting
>       does not yet exist in your area, finding support from existing
>       groups or your local community is made easy with Meetup:
>       http://meetup.com/create. 
>       Using their experience in forming OpenStack User Groups, Dell
>       will walk you through the steps used for establishing user
>       groups for Open Source projects.
> We agreed to merge the two and Mirantis will also join the panel in
> order to bring the experience of working with the Russian community.
> Is anybody here interested in joining this panel too, especially to
> share experience from Asia, India and Europe?
> We should also come up with an attractive title and a description:
> http://openstackconferencespring2012.sched.org/event/eda8d9162bfd04eb1074ef07daeed890
> The panel is scheduled for Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:10am
> thanks,
> stef
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