Wow! A lot’s happening, and almost all the sessions have another session equally interesting. Some links that could help:
Summit Schedule: http://folsomdesignsummit2012.sched.org/
Summit Sessions (if you are presenting/ leading): http://summit.openstack.org/
Live:https://openstack.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=openstack (check @openstack for the access passwords)
After events: Mirantis launch party, Cloudscaling event, Rackspace event, HP event and more!
Some ideas to get better ROI from the sessions:
1) Pick the sessions you want to attend. In case of conflict, see if you can split with your colleague. If not, reach out to the session lead offline (you always have the session notes/ slides archived)
2) Please read the blueprints/ proposals prior. This enables you to contribute (or at the very least, not be lost). This also saves the leads from repeating
3) Go with an open mind. This is a design summit, and the best time to throw options. However, please be considerate to the session time limits. Leads would want to drive to conclusion, or at the very minimal, not to randomize. If you don’t agree totally (more likely than one would image), please follow up offline
4) Usual tips about networking will fill in here:) Swags are only ice-breakers; talk about what you do/your company does.
If you are presenter (I know, I know, I didn’t do all these either yet. I still have time for my 5 pm session tomorrow :-))
1) Have an agenda and publish it ahead.
2) If possible, scope the topic/ session clearly. Everyone has one’s own definition/ expectation about any given topic/ term.
3) While you want to keep the session from rat-holing, please be considerate to attendee’s view points. ‘I don’t like it’ doesn’t justify, but ‘Out of scope for today’s session’ very much does.
Most of all, enjoy the sessions! We are trying to make Openstack better and more successful! To a successful Folsom release!