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From Karen Vuong <>
Subject RE: [OPEN PLANNING MEETINGS] CloudStack Days 2015
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:53:36 GMT
Hi Raja,
Yes, I'll send you the meeting invitation now.

From: Raja Pullela []
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: [OPEN PLANNING MEETINGS] CloudStack Days 2015

Hi Karen, I would like to join.  Can you please include me ?  Hopefully it will be at a convenient
time for me to attend ?
From: Karen Vuong []
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:14 AM
Subject: RE: [OPEN PLANNING MEETINGS] CloudStack Days 2015

Hi all,
There was a CloudStack Days planning meeting on Tuesday, March 10th.
Highlights from the meeting:
New sponsors: SolidFire signed up to sponsor CloudStack Days Austin and Seattle.
Number of registrants for CloudStack Days Austin (as of 3/10): 53 registrants.
Call for Proposals: CFP closes on Friday, March 13th.
Full meeting notes located here (meeting notes tab):
If you would like to join the planning meetings, let me know and I will send you a meeting
invitation. The next planning meeting is on Tuesday, March 24th.

From: Karen Vuong []
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 2:56 PM
Cc:<>; David Nalley; sebastien
goasguen (<>); John Kinsella
Subject: RE: [OPEN PLANNING MEETINGS] CloudStack Days 2015

Hi Giles,
Answers are inline.
From: Giles Sirett []
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 10:36 AM
Cc:<>; David Nalley; sebastien
goasguen (<>)
Subject: RE: [OPEN PLANNING MEETINGS] CloudStack Days 2015

Hi Karen et al
Its great to see this progressing
I'm sure some of these things will get covered off in the planning meetings, but these are
a random set of thoughts/questions from me:

1.       I fully support this new format, as I feel it allows us to reach a much broader audience,
 but I think they are going to be quite different events to CCC - more about attracting new
people than the "existing" community getting together.

2.        does mean that the  existing   community people (i.e. us !)  are going to be spread
thin at each event. To that extent, 5 x CFP's is going to to be some work

3.       Have we any idea on the format?  I notice on TLF website, that theyre talking about
a plenary morning and then breakouts. Have we any idea how many sessions there are to fill
at each one ?
Angela will go over the logistics of the main meeting room and hackathon room at the first
meeting on March 10th. The number of sessions wanted, length of sessions and selection of
talks is entirely up to the community.  We just need to tell Angela what we would like to
do :)

4.       My suggestion would be to give one person "lead" responsibility for the CFP for each
event. Yes, the actual selection can be done by a committee (open to the whole community)
but from experience it takes somebody to drum up interest and herd the cats.
For example, I'd be happy to take the lead on Dublin, maybe David on Austin,etc
Currently, we have David Nalley taking the lead for the CloudStack Days Austin CFP. Sebastien
is taking the lead for CloudStack Days Budapest CFP. The Japanese CloudStack User Group is
taking the lead on CloudStack Days Japan CFP. You are taking the lead for CloudStack Days
Dublin CFP. We do need one person to take the lead on CloudStack Days Seattle CFP - does anyone
want to take that? John Kinsella? :)

5.       Have we engaged with the guys in JPN ? - I'm sure they'll have no problem filling
their day :)
Yes, we have engaged with the Japanese CloudStack User Group. Angela has filled them in on
Cloudstack Days Tokyo. She has ensured that they are aware that CloudStack Days Tokyo is their
event and the Linux Foundation is helping with logistics. She's doing an amazing job there.
Noriaki Fukuyasu with the Linux Foundation is going to help with sponsorships for CloudStack
Days Tokyo.

6.       To save work: maybe discuss having repeatable content for the plenary ? If we can
collectively work on that content, then its less of a burden for whoever has got to stand
up on the day
Let's discuss this during the first planning meeting so we can get a consensus from everyone
on the call.

7.       It may be sensible to try and co-ordinate *who* from the existing community is going
to be at each event.

8.       Risk: I initially had the thought that it would be nice if PMC/committers all "aimed"
for one of these events  - so we could all get together (which we may miss with this new format).
In hindsight, I think that could present a real risk to the success of the events (i.e. if
committers, etc all go to, say, Seattle, it may leave the others very short of people to speak
So, bad idea, but I have to ask the question: how do we stop that happening anyway ? i.e.
a critical mass building up around one of the events
Let's discuss this during the first meeting.

Looking forward to the first meeting
Great! I'll forward you the calendar invitation now.

Kind Regards

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From: Karen Vuong []
Sent: 26 February 2015 22:10
Cc:<>; David Nalley; sebastien
goasguen (<>)
Subject: [OPEN PLANNING MEETINGS] CloudStack Days 2015

Hi all,
The Linux Foundation will be helping the Apache CloudStack community with the logistics for
CloudStack Days 2015. There will be CloudStack Days Planning meetings held every other Tuesday
beginning on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am Pacific.
Open to the community - the planning calls are open to the community. Feel free to share your
feedback, ideas and suggestions on these calls. If you would like to join, please send me
a note and I will send you the meeting invitation.
CFP Committee - if you are an Apache CloudStack committer and would like to volunteer to help
review and vote on proposals for a specific CloudStack Day, please reach out to Sebastien
Goasguen and David Nalley (cc'd). The CFP for CloudStack Days Austin will open next week.
Sponsors - Cloud Foundry has signed up to sponsor all five CloudStack Days. Thank you! There
are several other companies that are currently considering. Sponsorship prospectus can be
found here:
Registration - CloudStack Days 2015 is free to attend.
Bi-monthly updates - I will be sending bi-monthly updates from the CloudStack Days planning
calls to the CloudStack marketing list.
Meeting notes are located here:



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