The OpenStack conference will run on two days, from Tuesday April 26 to Wednesday April 27. This is a classic conference, with speakers making presentations on various OpenStack-related topics. We’ll have keynote sessions on Tuesday morning, then parallel technical and community tracks will run during Tuesday afternoon. The day will end with a reception sponsored by Cisco. On the Wednesday, the “User track” will run during the morning and the “Service provider” track will run on the afternoon.
Diablo Design Summit
The Diablo Design Summit will run on three days, starting Wednesday morning to end on Friday evening. It’s a gathering of OpenStack developers to discuss how the next releases of OpenStack should be made and brainstorm the design of the key features we’ll add. Developers submit blueprints, those are turned into session topics and scheduled in the available session slots.
Since developers are currently busy getting the “Cactus” release out, we expect the schedule to start to take shape during next week. You should expect sessions on release management to occur on the Wednesday morning, and once the expectations are set, various sessions on Nova, Swift, Glance and other OpenStack projects spread throughout the 3 days of the event. Sessions will be categorized so that it’s easy to tell what the topic is by looking at the schedule.
The sessions are held in fishbowl-style room layout, with a session lead (usually the submitter of the blueprint) moderating the discussion. You can look up the whole process in more details at http://wiki.openstack.org/Summit