I worry that if the users meet just a day before the conference, we cannot consolidate the input. Having the time to work out that a large share of the users are blocked on a specific problem is an important input to the conference. A single user may have specific problems to be addressed but if these are shared by many others, the community needs to listen.
There is also a clarification required of what a 'user' is … cloud partners are both users and developers …. many people involved in the community have different hats with more/less engineering resource and more/less production deployment experience.
I'm happy to help to consolidate the current pain points. We should gather the data for both Diablo and Essex based deployments and it may well be that many of them are addressed in Folsom (but we should check to be sure).
On 27 Jul 2012, at 19:38, Vishvananda Ishaya wrote:
On Jul 27, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Mark Collier wrote:
I do wonder if it would make sense to gather user feedback and goals before the summit, like the day (or week) before, to help provide some priorities (from their perspective) to consider going into the summit.
This does seem valuable, although keep in mind that most users are a release behind, so the majority of their feedback will hopefully have been handled already :)