During last few days I was in Kraków, Poland at OpenStack Days conference. It had two (Tuesday) or three (Monday) tracks filled with talks. Of different quality as it happens on such small events.
Detailed list of presentations is available on conference’s agenda. As usual I attended some of them and spent time on hallway track.
There was one issue (common to Polish conferences): should speaker use Polish or English? There were attendees who did not understand Polish language so some talks were mix of Polish slides with English presentation, full English ones and also fully Polish ones. Few speakers asked for language option at start of their talks.
Interesting talks? The one from OVH about updating OpenStack (Juno on Ubuntu 14.04 -> Newton on Ubuntu 16.04). Interesting, simple to understand. Szymon Datko described how they started with Havana release and how moved from in-house development to cooperation with upstream.
Other one was about becoming upstream OpenStack developer given by Sławek Kapłoński from Red Hat. Git, gerrit etc. Talk turned into discussion with several questions and notes from the audience (including me).
DreamLab guys spoke about testing OpenStack. Rally, Shaker and few other names appeared during talk. It was interesting but their voices were making me sleepy ;(
Attended several other presentations but had a feeling that those small conferences give many slots to sponsors which not always have something interesting to fill them. Or title sounds good but then speaker lacks presentation experience and is unable to keep the flow.
Met several people from Polish division of Red Hat, spoke with folks from Mirantis, OVH, Samsung, Suse (and other companies), met local friends. Had several discussions. So it was worth going.