The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) is an event organized by the OpenStack Foundation. It provides meeting facilities allowing the various technical community groups working on OSF projects to meet in-person, exchange and get work done in a productive setting. It lets those various groups discuss their priorities for the upcoming 6 months, assign work items, iterate quickly on solutions for complex problems, and make fast progress on critical issues. The co-location of those various meetings, combined with the dynamic scheduling of the event, make it easy to get specific people in the same room to discuss a specific topic, or participate in multiple team meetings. Evenings allow for relationship building and problem sharing.
Developers, operators and end users who are involved or hoping to get involved in a OSF project contributor group that decided to meet at the PTG.
NOTE: If you are hoping to get involved with a particular team, check with them to make sure they are planning to do onboarding before you book travel.
Leaders from teams, SIGs, working groups that decide not to meet at the PTG should attend to represent the views of their group at the event.
The event is optimized for engaged community members that are involved in one of the various teams working on one of the projects supported by the OSF (workgroups, development teams, SIGs…). If you’re brand new to OSF projects, you might want to attend the Open Infrastructure Summit event instead, which features presentations, forum sessions (designed to get wider community feedback) and on-boarding sessions.
The event is not the occasion to sell goods or to propose jobs to the attendees -- hiring managers and product vendors will therefore probably feel out of place.
Usually this event is not for new contributors; however, for Shanghai, we are including the possibility for teams to do project onboarding as a part of the PTG. That being said, not all teams will be participating, only those that want to.
Our community is global. This creates challenges that cannot easily be solved using asynchronous, low-bandwidth communication tools. Getting technical community members to meet in-person regularly is essential to build the amount of shared understandings and trust that is necessary to successfully cooperate. Participants to the event are therefore a lot more productive and efficient the rest of the year.
PTG’s are organized in cost-effective transportation hubs in order to minimize travel expense. At the same time, we aim to maximize the ability of contributors to work through their workgroup objectives in an environment that is focused towards work and productivity.
The Project Teams Gathering (PTG) is a biannual event organized by the OpenStack Foundation that will take place in Q2 and Q4 at the Open Infrastructure Summits in 2019.
The PTG is where contributor work is being organized in open source projects supported by the OSF. It could be considered a “mega midcycle” gathering for all contributors. PTG events aim to maximize the ability of operators and contributors to work through their project objectives in an environment that is focused towards work, productivity, and relationship building.
Getting all contributors together throughout the year allows them to build the amount of shared understandings and trust that is necessary to successfully cooperate and achieve community objectives over the next six months.
The PTG events are critically important to the OSF projects development process. Sponsoring these events will greatly help ensure the continued growth and success of Open Infrastructure. Contact [email protected] with any questions.