Also, FWIW, we (organizers) suggested "genres" for submissions to Flock from the first event, to help encourage talks that we thought would be valuable to the community. Having an overarching theme would be interesting, but I'd want it to be something that Flock inherited from a community focus, not an event only thing.

On Jan 9, 2017 9:03 AM, "Matthew Miller" <> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 07:53:35AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > I believe the council should, with community input, set some themes for
> > each Flock.  These themes are not absolutes, but instead should be one
> > of the many factors considered when looking at programming submissions.
> > This way we can also help keep Flock focused on doing.
> We did this last year.  It didn't really pan out well.  Whether that's
> because of the themes that were set or something else, I have no idea.

For whatever reason, we basically got those themes by accident. I
suggested some examples that fit the style of theme that I wanted
(thinking about impact on the project or the community, rather than
technology-centric tracks), and no one else had any other ones, so
that's what we got. (I mean, I don't think my suggestions were bad per
se, but we probably good have done better with more input.)

Matthew Miller
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