I don't know if this has been discussed yet but I think we need to start.
It's very likely all Chinese speakers and attendees will not be able
to attend Cephalocon. Further, it seems likely that many
attendees/speakers from outside the APAC region won't be permitted to
go either. Red Hat has just issued an advisory that travel to the
entire APAC region is only permitted in special circumstances. Based
on historical trends for this type of virus, it's likely to take a few
months to calm down and therefore that restriction will remain in
place for at least 1-2 months.
So... I don't want to be an alarmist but it seems very likely we'll
have low attendance. What should we do? Is it possible to cancel this
close to the conference dates? Issue a survey seeking who still plans
[Note: I was not planning on going to Cephalocon because I'll be on
paternity leave. I don't have a horse in this race but certainly don't
want everyone to get sick or have a lousy time!]
Patrick Donnelly, Ph.D.
He / Him / His
Senior Software Engineer
Red Hat Sunnyvale, CA
Hi Blaine, Seb, Sagy,
You all submitted Rook talks for Seoul. Blaine's and Seb's looked like
general intro talks, and Sagy's abstract is looking more at how to achieve
certain resiliency levels, how to think about failures, etc.
We'd like to combine this into 2 talk slots. Presumably that's one that's
more intro-ey, and one that's more advanced. Can the three of you work
together on that?
Note that there is also a 1.5 hour rook tutorial session, proposed by Ian
Choi (MSFT) and John Haan (SK Telecom). Do any of you know them? We
should also reach out to them to offer any review/assistance with the
On Fri, 17 Jan 2020, Myoungwon Oh wrote:
> As a keynote speaker for Cephalocon 2020, I would like to recommend
> Professor Yeom in Seoul National University(SNU) for two reasons.
> First of all, Prof. Yum is one of the few distributed storage system experts
> in Korea who has published a number of outstanding research papers that have
> been recognized by major academic conferences such as ATC, FAST etc. In
> addition, he is interested in Open Source, and many of his students,
> including myself, are now working for the related industries. Therefore, it
> is helpful for Professor Yeom's presence to raise Ceph's status.
> Secondly, as the Ceph conference will be held in here, Korea, it is
> necessary to select a keynote speaker considering the sentiments of Koreans.
> The attendance of academic experts as keynote speakers is better for
> attracting Koreans' attention and participation than focusing on related
> industry speakers. Moreover, considering the status of Seoul National
> University in Korea, Professor Yeom will be the best option.
I think this sounds like a great option... what does everyone else think?
(Note that Myoungwon is conflicted has he is a student there and has
published papers with these professors.)
> If you agree with me, please check which of the keynote date will be
> available. Also, if I get the response from NAVER folk, I will certainly let
> you know.
We can keep NAVER as a regular talk. And probably keep that last final
slot on Thursday, unless we have more talks drop out?
Hi Roman, Danil,
Thanks for submitting your talk proposal 'Make RBD snapshots independent
with COW on radix trees'. The program committee decided that this topic
would benefit from an interactive discussion, so instead of accepting this
as a conference talk, we're setting aside a time slot during the developer
summit on Tuesday. You can see the (tentative, WIP) schedule here:
You'll get a notification from LF for your original talk submission,
presumably saying it's declined, which you can ignore.
Mike put the talks in teh agenda and I did some rejiggering.. want to
take a look?
There are 2 talks that did't fit. For now I just added a time slot at the
end of Thursday, although ultimately I suspect one of these will become
the keynote and/or we'll have a talk drop out.
I tried to group related topics in sessions, and to avoid obvious
conflicts. I also put Dan and Tom's talks in the last session Friday
since they'll likely be popular. Thoughts?