[ovs-discuss] #ovscon week of Dec. 7

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Wed Jun 24 05:04:40 UTC 2020

Thanks for doing the research.  None of these seems to me like a hard
barrier to holding the OVS/OVN conference, but I'll continue to listen
to see if anyone else thinks differently.

We are planning to hold the OVS/OVN conference completely online this
year.  One idea is to have the talks prerecorded and then watch them
together at scheduled times while discussing them during and afterward.
I've heard that this has worked out well for some other conferences,
although I have not attended one in this format myself yet.

Since people around the world might want to join us, both as presenters
and attendees, it also occurs to us that we will have to be careful
about timing.  One idea I had was that we could survey the people who
plan to attend for, say, the top 3 talks that they want to attend, along
with their time zones, correlate those against the presenters' time
zones, and try to work out a schedule that way.  We could also do more
than one joint viewing for popular talks spread across difficult
combinations of time zones.  With the plan to prerecord all the talks,
I guess people can always just watch them later, too.

Anyway, everyone's thoughts are welcome.  Please share yours!

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 09:10:27AM +0800, Levente Csikor wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> I really appreciate the idea of discussing this. 
> I did a quick research on flagship conferences in related topics and it
> seems that OvS and OVN conf. would collide with these ones:
> ACM/IFIP Middleware
> IEEE ACSAC (computer security applications conference)
> IEEE Globecom
> ... and only one of them is in the U.S.
> If we plan for the next week (from Dec 14), there seem to be no such
> flagship conferences that would collide.
> For the record, some that might ring a bell are the following:
> IEEE Bigdata
> IEEE Cloudcom
> I hope this help.
> Cheers,
> Levi
> On Tue, 2020-06-23 at 11:35 -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > We're talking about holding the Open vSwitch and OVN conference the
> > week
> > of Dec. 7.  Does anyone know of a reason that's a bad week (such as
> > other conferences that attendees are also likely to want to attend)?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Ben.
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