Understanding how others use OpenStack is Key

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These are the stories from our team members who attended the summit and some of their key take aways from their week in Shanghai.

I always make sure to suggest topics on the use cases that we see as a public cloud operator. Over the years we have seen some really good results and improvements in the software derived from the discussions in the Forum.

Tobias Rydberg, Senior Developer

Our team recently got back from the Open Infrastructure Summit in Shanghai. This was the first ever Summit in mainland China and for good reason. Chinese companies are pouring more and more resources into basically all of the OpenStack projects, so hosting a Summit there came quite natural.

As usual the summit consisted of keynotes, presentations, hands-on labs, and the Forum. The setup of the event was a little bit different than usual with 3 days of Summit and 3 days of Project Teams Gathering (PTG) with one day overlapping.

Tobias Rydberg, Senior Developer

The Forum sessions is what I find most interesting at the OpenStack Summits in general. These conversations are the most fruitful in my opinion and the Forum is where the actual collaboration happens. Overall I think it’s a really good way to get the operators, end users, and developers of OpenStack gathered in the same room to get some actual work done.

Speaking strictly as a representative of an operator, the Forum allows us to present feedback or ideas to the developers that are involved in the projects. In the end they are the ones who prioritise and make the decisions on the future of the software. On the other side of the table, I know it’s equally important for the developers to actually get that input so that they can make sure to work on features that will be used in the real world.

I always make sure to suggest topics on the use cases that we see as a public cloud operator. Over the years we have seen some really good results and improvements in the software derived from the discussions in the Forum. Participating here is also a good way to get an understanding of how others use the software, how the different projects works and how they are tied to one and other, and it’s an excellent opportunity to get to know people in the community.

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