Re: [Debconf-team] Accomodation - Room capacity limits
Hi Gaudenz, and thanks for this discussion (re)start;
Le dimanche, 17 mars 2013 22.36:52, Gaudenz Steinlin a écrit :
> It was pointed out several times, that filling the largest rooms at Le
> Camp to their maximum capacity might be unacceptable. I agree with this
> and propose to fill the 3 largest rooms (all rooms in the "Large
> sleeping-bag" category) only to 2/3 of their capacity, even if we have
> more people applying for accomodation in these rooms. If we run out of
> accomodation space (…)
I do agree with that line of thought.
> For the rooms in the "Medium sleeping-bag" category I propose to leave
> an equal amount of beds empty as far as possible but to eventually fill
> them if needed.
This has one kinda-unrelated implication: as we'll probably use all rooms of
that category in any case (even with 1 person per room), that means we'll have
to clean all of them at the end of DebConf. That's of course mitigated if the
rooms are filled.
> For all smaller rooms IMO it's acceptable to fill them to their full
> capacity. These are our best rooms and I don't want to "waste" any beds
> in them.
I agree. As I expressed in the IRC meeting: I really think (and I have seen
the rooms/beds) that being the 8th in an 8-beds room is way more confortable
than being the 16th in a 16-beds room: for privacy, for available private
space, for noise, etc. The ideal comfort is provided by having have all rooms
half-filled, but if we want to have as many DebConf attendees as possible, I
think it's a better plan to try filling the "good beds" before the "bad beds",
and mitigate the "perceived very crappy beds" by making those more acceptable.
> (…) With this proposal we still have 79 beds in rooms
> with 4 or less attendees. IMO this is enough to satisfy the needs of
> those that have expressed a preference to not share their room with more
> than 4 persons.