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Re: "Breaking Cliques at Events"

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net> writes:

> At the IETF (another technical conference, quite different from debconf
> but with some similarities), there are "newcomer meet-and-greet" events
> at the start of the conference.

Linux Conf Australia also has a long tradition of a session for
newcomers the evening before the conference starts that is usually well
attended, with multiple long-timers providing advice on how to not be
overwhelmed and how to feel good about joining and/or starting

> one of the things i've liked about past debconfs is being exposed to
> stuff i didn't know about at all that is also going on in the project.

Yep, me too!


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