If this rambles, I apologize. What follows next, are my impressions, thoughts, and notes from Day 1 of the November 2013 Design Summit in Hong Kong.
The user storys this time around focused on Media, both big and small, along with Concur, the Expense reporting / management company. While not as huge as some of the user stories in summits past, these were interesting for a few reasons:
- OpenStack is becomming part of the fabric of life.
- Hybrid is real.
- Interop needs to happen
The non-user story keynotes from Cononical and IBM were also telling. Both brought up the Interop question again. Also, there was some focus on focus. Both also had a local customer of OpenStack come up and speak.
The rest of the day was spent mixed between Design summit sessions, standard breakout sessions, and booth duty.