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At the Forum the entire community gathers

The OpenStack Foundation offers a Travel Support Program to help cover travel expenses.

Next Forum

  • OpenStack Summit, May 8-11, 2017 in Boston, USA.
    • Gather feedback on Ocata, start drawing Queen's requirements, venue for Pike midcycles

How does the Forum work?

The Forum is a part of the OpenStack Summit. It is not a classic conference track with speakers and presentations.

Those scheduled sessions can include the presentation of a few slides but are generally a 40-min long, open brainstorming discussion on a given subject or feature. If you care about a particular subject, please join. Due to the nature of the event, the schedule is a bit dynamic, so check out the summit schedule pages often.

The Forum is not the right place to get started or learn the basics of OpenStack. For that it's better to check the various OpenStack meetups organized by user groups around the world or attend the other conference tracks of the OpenStack Summit.

Session types

There are three main types of sessions at the Forums:

Before the Forum: propose sessions

At the Forum

  • The schedule will be available online about a month before the Design Summit starts. Refer to it early, refer to it often
  • The session should start on time, be there or be square
  • The session lead starts by introducing clearly what the session is about (and what it is not about) to set expectations
  • It is the responsibility of the session lead to keep the discussion live and on-topic
  • Make the best use of the available time !
  • Collaborative note taking during the session should be done through http://etherpad.openstack.org, please participate and make sure your points are reported there
  • End on time, to give participants the time to switch rooms to the next session if needed

After the Forum: document outcomes

  • Document significant outcomes and post them to the mailing-list, so that the people who could not join the event can still influence the decision

Forum tips

  • We organize a special "Forum 101" session to serve as an introduction to how things work.
  • Experienced OpenStack contributors share their tips on how to moderate a successful session on this video.