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Re: [Debconf-team] Report from the talks team

also sprach Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> [2014-09-21 03:51 +0200]:
> We announced the first batch of accepted talks early on because
> CfP response was coming in *very* slow. We feared we would end up
> with ~80 slots and... ~20 talks. That would clearly not be good.

Why not? 20 good talks would be much better than 80 mediocre talks,
IMHO. It's not like we (the attendees) won't be able to use the time
wisely otherwise!

Our selection criteria should be based on relevance, interest, and
quality in terms of speaker knowledge and preparation (as I said, we
need not select for presentation skills). We should not aim to fill
the slots, IMHO, that's wasted resources (and if only on behalf of
the video team). Only if we get more submissions than slots, then
we'll need to start selecting according to what we think will make
our conference super interesting.

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