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[Debconf-discuss] Talk lengths


We are considering introducing a new talk length for DebConf 15: 20' talks.

These talks would have their own slot (30' slot with a 10' pause between
talks), and at a certain time any concurrent talks would have the same length.

Personally, I think most talks can fit in this length. Think about TEDs 18'
presentations, and also the currently believed maximum attention span [1].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_span

From my personal point of view, for complex technical topics it's impossible
to cover them in 45' anyway, so it's better to have a talk that provokes
hunger to learn more on a topic, with good pointers for where to find out more
than to have details that you won't remember after the talk.

We would like to hear your opinion on this idea.

"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and BSD.
We don't believe this to be a coincidence."
-- Jeremy S. Anderson
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/

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