The next Operators focused meeting is to be in Tokyo next March. Planning is going well (more on this later).
The big topic of debate, however, was whether subsequent meetups should be co-located with OpenStack PTG. This is a question for the wider OpenStack operators community.
The three broad options as I see it are
1. continue completely separate events
2. 2 events under one roof (PTG and ops meet ups at same venue, same days, but distinct)
3. redefine ops meetups (and to some extent PTG) so that days 1 and 2 are community inter-working between devs and operators.
I would like to request a full and open discussion on this because the meetups team alone can't decide something like this, obviously, and yet we'll need to know what the community as a whole would like to do if future events are to succeed. Some of the issues around this are captured here (thanks to Melvin Hillman for starting this doc) :