Re: [Debconf-team] Pontificate on Debian Day/Open Weekend - 2 days.
Again, thanks for the great questions.
I have made a 'messy' Open Weekend/Debian Day (we're not 100%
convinced on a day or a weekend yet) wiki, please feel free to
contribute to it:
I worked in some of your questions there, but also address them in line:
On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:46 PM, shirish शिरीष <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Have there been any proposals for talking/pontificating on Debian
> Day/Open Weekend ?
> There hasn't been much talk about that.
> Is there a form or something that people fill before-hand or it's
> supposed to be all walk-ins ?
Good point, we should make one. Walk-ins would be welcome on the
day/weekend, but if people have ideas etc, knowing about them
beforehand is great.
> If there are is a form and people are filling it, it might give us as
> estimate of number of attendees as well as what they are coming to
> find out about on those two particular days.
> For instance, if there are newcomers/newbies/noobs who are on the wall
> either about free software in general or Debian in particular, then am
> open to sharing the choices that led me to Debian. As most people on
> the group, did my fair share of distro-hopping over years before
> settling on Debian.
> To do such a thing, am I expected to submit a talk/proposal or just
> this mail will do ?
That's great. Speakers still need to submit a talk proposal on the
main website please. I have not become acquainted with the system yet,
but Allison(wendar) is involved there.
> Also is it expected in one place or all over the place, probably apart
> from the 3 rooms where video professionals will be testing their
> equipment and sorting any last-minute kinks out to be ready for
It is in one big place (Menzies Glasshouse), although today we thought
it may be good for the catering place, so it may go to a different
place, but it would be in ONE, place. It would not be in a room, and
not in the video rooms, except the talks, to allow people to walk
around, and set up exhibits or booths, or hack spaces without having
constraints like chairs.
> IMO, all of the above info. should be in a separate page "Debian for
> Noobs" and link it to the main page of Debconf 16 wiki. I am open to
> creating and maintaining that wiki page if people think it is needed
> and would be useful.
The current page for the 'proper' info is
https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/DebianDay but I would like
there to be some info on the main debconf16.debconf website as well,
at some stage. I would try for this wiki page to have that content, so
it can be migrated easily.
> @Bernelle/indiebio what do you think ? As you are running with the
> Debian Day/Open Weekend bit, you would probably be the be the best
> person to answer it.
I'd like it to be a team effort, but this is my main reason to be
involved in DebConf, yes :)
> Look forward to learning.
> Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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