Flock proposals now open for community voting

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Jun 4 13:46:52 UTC 2013

On 06/04/2013 04:28 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Mon, 03.06.13 12:36, Tom Callaway (tcallawa at redhat.com) wrote:
>> These submissions are mostly anonymized (some people put their names
>> or enough details in the abstracts to make it obvious who the proposed
>> speakers were). This is intentional, as we are trying to eliminate an
>> area of potential bias. We want the ideas behind these submissions to
>> be the area of focus, and not be overly biased by the speaker.
> This sounds seriously misguided. I mean, I usually prefer attending
> talks where I know that the presenter is actually involved in the
> respective project, rather than just any random guy/gal.
> I am all for levelling the playing field, but things like this sound
> like they have pretty negative consequences for the quality of
> talks.

When we publish the final schedule, we will have speaker names on them,
so you won't be choosing talks without knowing who the presenter is.


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