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Re: OpenStack Design Summit - Fall 2011 Location Request


I used to live in Amsterdam so I'd +1 that. I'd also recommend Berlin over
Frankfurt if that is an option, Berlin is pretty wildly cheap.

I think either will be getting a bit cold and rainy in october, however.
Perhaps somewhere in Spain? Barcelona? Weather there is much nicer that time
of year, I hear.


On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Stephen Spector <
stephen.spector@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Developers:
> I have started early planning on the next OpenStack Design Summit in early
> October 2011 this year and would like to get some feedback on location
> options. The current thinking is to just host a Design Summit event for 3
> days without the associated Conference portion that we are doing next month
> in Santa Clara. It is my intention to take this idea to the broader
> community in the coming weeks but I need to gather some data from the
> developers before I can put together a final proposal to the community,
> Location – My goal is to host the 3-day event in a gateway city so
> attendees from Asia, Europe, and the US can easily fly directly to this
> destination. This leads me to look at cities like New York, Chicago, London,
> Paris, Seoul, etc except these locations tend to be expensive for hotels and
> facilities. Other global cities such as Houston, Amsterdam, Frankfort,
> Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas are cheaper locations for the event. Thus, I am
> looking to see what locations are of interest to the developers; also
> remember weather in October as a factor.
> Host – Having an event at a hotel is more expensive then finding a
> corporate facility, university setting, or even co-locate with a conference.
> I am open to any ideas you have about interesting facilities or events to
> co-locate with as I want to ensure that we not only accomplish our goal of
> setting the project's direction for the future releases but also provide an
> excellent environment with top notch facilities.
> Feel free to provide your thoughts directly to myself via email or respond
> to this email should you wish a broader conversation. Thanks.
> - - -
> Stephen Spector, Rackspace
> OpenStack Community Manager
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