On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 02:55:05PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>/ There might have been if the CFP was setup differently. It wasn't
/>/> though, so outside of Fedora.next overviews/round-tables and the
/>/> keynotes, I'm not seeing massive opportunity to bring everyone into
/>/> one of two rooms. There's easily the following tracks:
I hear your point about the CFP. Maybe if I'm convincing anyone
little bit here, we can make some space for this next time around, at least.
>/ * Cloud/virt
/>/> * Security
/>/> * Kernel
/>/> * Testing
/>/> * Languages (python, ruby, go, etc)
/>/> * Community (Outreach, Ambassadors, etc)
/>/> * Fedora.next
/>/> And those categories are painted pretty broadly. Lumping all of that
/>/> into two tracks seems ridiculous. Which of them would you like to not
If we were to go to two, I wouldn't slice it that way. I'd
suggest one track
with more deeply-oriented talks about specific technologies/projects and one
track aimed more at bigger picture issues.
Random examples of the first:
* Unit Testing
* State of Copr
* Ambassadors Mentor Program.
On the other track (almost correspondingly) there might be:
* Fedora QA - You are important
* Fedora for Developers
* Why I can't have the package that I need?
* Fedora: Sharing thoughts, experiences and passion.
That said, the more I look through the proposals and the more I think
it, the more I like the idea of having each morning devoted to a *single*
track with the broader community talks, some of the Fedora.next stuff, and
any subproject talks intended to appeal to the broader audience. Then, the
afternoon could split into however many tracks seem necessary. The morning
could even include (pre-invited and pre-arranged) lightning versions of some
of the sessions later in the day (or the previous day) so the broader group
(or anyone who was pulled into a competing session) can get a taste.
The way Libre Graphics Meeting holds their conference works *splendidly*.
The talks are typically grouped loosely together, like a morning of Font
Design related talks, etc.
The shorter talk length tends to make the speakers more focused on their
message, and as an attendee, I tend to learn a lot more about projects
that I probably would not have attended the talks for because I'm in the
single room pretty much the whole day.
Despite being focused on the topic of Libre Graphics, there are many
sub-communities (fonts, blender etc) that many people are not involved
with much at all, and the single track really helps to link these
communities together rather than keeping them split out and separated
as a multiple-track conference tends to do.