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Re: [Debconf-team] A proposal about scheduling for DC14

Sorry for top posting.

Jonathan's schedule has everything I liked about mine, fwiw, so +1 from me. I particularly love the idea of having talks, then serious hacking time, then lightning talks. Maybe some day one lightning talks could be interesting too for people to do brief manifestos of what they think is importance and will be working on? (Do debconf lightning talks have hard two minute limits or similar? Long manifestos by people other than Eben might be a bad idea :)

Is there somewhere in Portland that'd be good for unofficial debcamp hacking for a few days before debcamp?


On 18/05/2014 7:13 am, "Jonathan McDowell" <noodles@earth.li> wrote:
> It doesn't look like we yet have a shape for how the days should be laid
> out over the conference. Steve put forward a strawman in
> http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20131001.175026.0a50b91b.en.html
> and AJ countered in:
> http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20131002.135054.6fb41220.en.html
> I'd like to suggest something that's a bit of a mix, as I think there
> are good elements in both.
> My understanding is that we're having 2 meals on the weekends, so a
> later brunch. I don't know what exact timings of meals are expected to
> be but am assuming roughly 12->1:30 for lunch, and dinner at 6->8, with
> the brunch probably 10->11:30 or a bit later? That probably means we can
> fit 2 talks into the morning (with a 10am start) and 4 into the
> afternoon (allowing for a mid afternoon break as well).
> Reconfiguring the plenary room into talk rooms takes time, so my
> suggestion is that we don't aim to have to reconfigure the room during
> any of the days; for the opening day it'll be a single room and thus the
> talks that day should be the ones we expect to have a bigger audience,
> and then for the last day with the closing it can be a single room as
> well. All other days assume we have 3 separate talk rooms.
> I liked AJ's suggestion about a sort-of DebCamp after the day trip day
> but thought that perhaps we could mix some of the BOFs in with this. If
> we have a BOF session before + after lunch on each of these days it
> hopefully doesn't break flow of concentration too much (assuming you'd
> break for lunch anyway) and potentially provides a bit more focus for
> hacking in terms of providing time near the BOF to go off and work on
> stuff related to it.
> Fri, August 22:         Arrival day. Dorm check in available after noon.
>                         Minimal hacklabs. No talks.
> Sat, August 23:         First day of conference. Opening immediately after
>                         brunch. Slots for 4 talks afterwards (inc DPL).
> Sun, August 24:         Full day of talks; start post brunch, 15 slots.
> Mon, August 25:         Full day of talks. 18 slots.
> Tue, August 26:         Full day of talks. 18 slots.
> Wed, August 27:         Day trip
> Thu, August 28:         Hack day. BOFs either side of lunch (6 slots).
> Fri, August 29:         Hack day. BOFs either side of lunch (6 slots).
> Sat, August 30:         Hack day. BOFs post brunch (3 slots).
> Sun, August 31:         Last day of conference. Post brunch lightning
>                         talks (1hr30?), closing plenary, done by 4pm.
>                         Hacklabs open.
> Mon, September 1:       Leaving day. No hacklabs, leave rooms by noon.
> I think the important people who need to say that this works for them
> are the talks and video teams. Getting a quick agreement on this will
> help those trying to get their tickets booked; I will assume if I don't
> hear anything in the next week that this works for everyone.
> J.
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