On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:58:24AM -0400, Tom Callaway wrote:
Here is the proposal I'd like to put forth for determining the
* We form a "conference committee" which includes:
- Ruth, Robyn, and Myself
- One appointed member from each:
- Fedora Board
* We open the call for talks (and for scheduled 2hr
hackfests/sprints/workshops), and collect titles and abstracts. Everyone
submits talks, as many as they're willing to give.
* When the call is closed, we take the titles and abstracts, anonymized,
and put them into the Fedora elections app. All CLA+1 contributors can
vote a score of 0-10 for each proposed talk/hackfest/sprint/workshop. We
leave this open for an announced window of time.
* When voting is done, the conference committee will review the results
and determine the final approved talks. They will see the un-anonymized
submissions. They will also reach out to Sponsors who donated at Gold or
above and requested a guaranteed talk on the schedule and confirm their
choice. In the case of Red Hat, they are guaranteed three slots, due to
the large amount of money being spent.
Would the sponsors only be guarateed talks, or would they be able to
request a hackfest/sprint/workshop if they wanted?
* The committee will reserve the "morning, before lunch"
times for 45
minute talks, and "after lunch" times for 2 sprints/hackfests/workshops
in each room, unless we don't have enough good fits for the entire
schedule, then we'll adjust as necessary. We'll also have a slotted time
for lightning talks (they will not need to be submitted beforehand, we
will collect them at Flock).
* They will announce the finalized schedule (un-anonymized) and put it
on the Flock website.
This sounds like a good plan to me. I'll volunteer to be the FESCo rep.