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Call for Proposals: Open Source Ecosystem Design Sessions at the Paris Summit

At the Atlanta OpenStack Summit we launched Open Source Ecosystem Design Sessions, a new track to give design session space to external open source projects related to OpenStack. It’s an opportunity to foster the projects and communities that don’t fall under the umbrella of the OpenStack Foundation, but are actively being used and developed within the greater ecosystem. We were inspired by everyone who came together to plan the next development cycle on their storage, configuration management, orchestration and networking projects.

We’re continuing this program at the OpenStack Summit Paris (Nov 3-7, 2014), and are opening the Call for Proposals. If you have an open source project that’s related to OpenStack and has a significant community of contributors, we invite you to submit a proposal.

The purpose of this space is to get developers in the same room so they can plan for the Kilo release cycle. This is not a speaker or marketing session, rather it’s meant to give a venue for focused collaboration and planning for a distributed development team. To achieve these goals, please follow these guidelines:

  • *The project needs to be directly related to OpenStack in some way.
  • It must be open source, with code freely available and actively developed.
  • The session must be non-commercial and vendor neutral, although a vendor that sponsors a project can organize and moderate the meeting.
  • Sessions must be open to anyone who is interested in contributing to the project. It’s primarily a venue for core developers to meet and plan, but also a place for new developers and those interested in the project to get more information.
  • Group organizers and participants must hold a conference pass and adhere to the OpenStack Summit Code of Conduct (passes will be available to organizers who do not currently have ATC status).
  • Sessions will be 90 minutes long.

The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2014, and we’ll follow up with decisions by September 19. Note that space is limited this year, with 6-9 slots available — similar or related projects may be asked to share space due to venue constraints.

Please apply for a session room with this form. You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Project name
  • Project description and how it relates to OpenStack
  • Overview of how you’ll use the time and space
  • Names and contact information for up to two organizers committed hosting the session
  • Link to your project site and source code repository

A big thanks to everyone for all of the time and effort they put into supporting OpenStack!

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