On Sun, 2015-08-16 at 12:37 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
This Flock was great — thanks to the organizers for making
go so smoothly. I got a lot of feedback that not only were the talks
great, but the workshops/hackfests really gelled this year.
I think (and also heard from others) that having the conference in
hotel was a big part of this. I love our university connections, but
think we should look for arrangements like this one for future Flocks
I think it was really convenient to have everything in one place.
One of the key element for FUDCon Managua 2015 success was the hacking
room at the hotel during night. Having a place where people can hack
freely until late at night it is helpful. We had a meeting room open
until midnight. But we where having the event at an university.
Having said that, evening events at this FLOCK where outstanding, which
allow a lot of social interaction. So my previous comment may not be as
relevant in this context. I hope it is still valid for other events.