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Re: [Debconf-team] Slot length and regularity (was: Report from the talks team)

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM, martin f krafft <madduck@debconf.org> wrote:
> also sprach Maximiliano Curia <maxy@debian.org> [2014-09-22 12:14 +0200]:
>> Why would it need coordination between speakers?
>> Is it because you are planning to have them one after the other
>> without pause (25' talk 1 + 25' talk 2 + 10' pause)? If that is
>> the case, I don't think that would be practical.
> Why not? All the two speakers would need to do would be to make sure
> that not too much time is lost for the switch between them.

I don't think we can rely on speakers to do much at all. You need a
talk-meister to herd them.

> Make it 20' slots so that there's 5 minutes anyway, and 15 minutes
> at the end, maybe?

Sounds more comfortable for all involved. People _will_ shuffle in and out.

> The benefit is that we don't intermix 60 minute slots and 30 minute
> slots but keep the basic grid the same all the time.



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