Re: DebConf 2 post-mortem
Chris Lawrence <email@example.com> writes:
> Other comments:
> - We needed official, sanctioned Internet access in the conference
> facilities. Patching together a WLAN with PCMCIA cards in ad-hoc mode
> and hoping it works is not an acceptable procedure, particularly since
> apparently the WLAN couldn't even cover the entire auditorium (by
> contrast, a $120 WAP should have covered the building).
I still don't see what is so important about this. I don't have a
laptop myself, and although it would have been nice to have one, I
didn't feel that I lost anything because I didn't.
> - Corrollary: we needed official, sanctioned Internet access in the
> housing area. Less that the organizers could do about this, but still...
Having Internet access in the housing area I can see as being useful,
though. That would have been nice (for those that had laptops,
anyway). Although I enjoyed the non conference social time very much
as well as I spent time with the other conference goers.
> - Housing in general was less than satisfactory. I realize this is a
> dorm, and the price was right (particularly after multiplying by 2/3),
> but I found the conditions to be bordering on squalid.
I don't know if it's because I've seen other student residences but I
thought the rooms were very nice. But maybe my expectations were not
> - Would it be more practical to hitch DebConf to other developer
> events? For example, should we organize a "Debian track" at OLS
> (since the "main conference" seems to be moving to a "kernel track"
> type of situation)?
This might bring in more people but I think the attendance was fairly
good. I have not been to other conferences though (such as OLS) and
it probably doesn't compare to OLS. But the size of the conference
was just right for such a short period of time. I still didn't have
time to at least shake hands with everyone there.
Ryan Golbeck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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