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On 06/03/2013 12:40 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
* I really want to know the speaker names. - There's a few talks
that are very similar. Judging which one I want to go to largely
depends on who was giving it.
I think it makes sense to combine any similar talks into one talk for
the final schedule. We would of course reach out to both submitters in
this case and ensure they are okay with a joint presentation.
If you see talks that you feel are similar enough for this, please
call them out explicitly. What is obvious to you may not be obvious to
the scheduling committee. :)
* As I was voting, I felt that I didn't personally want to go to
some of the hackfests (already overcommitted on the hackfests that
I need to go to) but I also felt like that shouldn't stop that
hackfest from being held. If three people were already planning on
attending flock and were excited to hold a Fedora on Alpha hackfest
with each other I don't think we'd do anything (or could ;-) to
I agree. We will do our best to accommodate as many submissions as
possible, and of course, the last day is currently planned as open
"hackfest", so anything that didn't land in the formal schedule could
happen then. (Alternately, we could schedule out that last day, but I
think people will prefer that open day).
- Maybe in the future we could separate the hackfests into a
separate section. Hackfests where the organizer would be attending
flock would have their hackfests accepted to the schedule.
Hackfests where the hackfest organizer needed sponsorship money to
attend could be vetted to determine whether we would fund them or
It's not a bad idea.
* Many of the similar sessions are talks about how we might want to
change Fedora. I don't think the talk format is going to serve us
well here as we're going to have different people giving competing
proposals in different time slots throughout the conference with
potentially disjoint attendees. It seems like it would be better
to merge these types of future-planning into a one-day "hackfest"
session. People could each be given 15-30 minutes to present a
proposal for the future of Fedora (hopefully with the proposal
online in advance so that people could consolidate if their
proposal had significant overlap with someone else's). At the end
of the presentations, the attendees could try and come to consensus
on some of the changes to make a single proposal or at least,
narrow the field a bit. This could then be presented to the
conference as a whole (and mailing lists after the conference) as a
proposal or starting point for discussion about the future.
Hmm. I was more thinking about having a specific track for these
items. Perhaps I am pessimistic in thinking that consensus across all
of these "change" ideas is likely to occur over the course of a single
day. I almost want FESCo/Board to listen to these ideas and try to
turn them into a plan for the future.
Thanks for the feedback!
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