On 16 November 2015 at 19:06, Jon Stanley <jonstanley(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 8:42 PM, Josh Boyer
> It's not double edged. It's exactly how we say the conference funding
> works. We fund people coming to provide the content of the
> conference. Speakers first, then if there are funds left over, we
> fund non-speakers. Which, aside from the lower number of non-speaker
> registrations anyway, is why the majority of the conference is
> attended by speakers.
I think that when you say "we" fund, you mean the Council and the
Premier Fedora Events budget. I think that Stephen was referring to
something broader. Lots of people's $DAYJOB doesn't see the value of
attending Flock (either as a speaker or not, actually) and forces them
Why do I feel like this is dejavu all over again? Didn't we have
exactly the same threads for the last couple of FLOCK and FUDcons?
We need more interesting talks
We need more speakers
We need more people attending
We need reasons for more people to attend
We need to pay for more things
We need to pay for better things.
We need to pay for more people to attend
We need to pay for better venues
And after a bunch of these emails, the 3 people who do a lot of the
non-site specific work (and help the people with the site do other
bits) have to work on the fact that
1) We don't have much time
2) We don't have much money
3) We don't have much people
Which doesn't fix any of the items above. So unless someone can really
help with one of those 3 items... can we just skip the same thread
Stephen J Smoogen.