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Re: [Debconf-team] General schedule proposal for dc15

On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:14:19AM +0200, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM, martin f krafft <madduck@debconf.org> wrote:
> > We don't really have much weekend time, especially considering tnat
> > we are planning an opening weekend. The next Saturday is already the
> > final conference day and we are off on Sunday. I believe just three
> > days of talks with all the other days without talks in the afternoon
> > will mean too few slots. Generally, I'd be fine with that, but we'd
> > have to select very strongly based on quality, and I am not sure we
> > are ready to do this.
> 8 hours during weekends 

I think we should not overload the weekend that much.  This year, we had
only plenaries on Saturdays.   We could do this again for the closing
day afternoon session and skip the closing session (or demote it to
hacking time).

We should probably also not start too early on the first day, depending
on how build-up is planned.  Also, I assumed we'd have some keynotes on
the opening weekend.  This would mean quite a bit less than 16 hours (in
two rooms) of talks during the weekends.

Finally, there was the idea of having a 10:00-10:30 plenary slot every
morning for announcements and raffles, which might cut the morning
session somewhat short (we should probably make it a 25 minute slot and
have another 25 minute slot for the rest of the hour and then start the
next slot at 11:00).

> and 3 hours during weekdays add up to: 3*8 + 4*3 = 36 hours of talks.
> With 2 talkrooms, that's 72 talk slots (the amount of talks may vary
> depending on talk length, which is a different thing).

My proposal would be to at least have the Monday (and maybe Tuesday)
afternoon sessions be talk slots as well.  In my experience, people come
up with good ad-hoc ideas during the conference (well, or DebCamp) and
we should thin out talks towards the end.

I understand that makes the schedule slightly more difficult.  It could
be: "Sat-Tue: more talks then ad-hoc time, Thu-Sat: more ad-hoc than
talks time"


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