On 28/07/05 12:20 -0700, Viksit Gaur wrote:
> Just thinking about this on IRC - possible methods of getting the
> crowd to interact with each other and not just run away after
> attending a talk.
> In the normal course of events, you'd have a talk, 10 minute
> interaction with the speaker, a cup of tea outside(?!) and .. Next
> Talk, in Hall down the corridor. For an event like this which is
> community driven, I guess this isn't the best method to hold the
> participants in sway...
Actually, looking at the OLS schedule and Kalyan's suggestions, I would
run a schedule like this:
1000 - 1100 talk
1100 - 1130 break
1130 - 1230 talk
1230 - 1330 lunch
1330 - 1430 talk
1430 - 1500 break
1530 - 1630 talk
1630 - 1700 break
1700 - 1800 BOF.
> Instead, divide each talk into certain groups or parts - these are
> logical assignments/divisions, and dont in any way affect the content
> of the talk. Each of these groups could have a temporary SIG attached
> to it, which could meet after the talk is over in an aclove or lawn
> How this would work could well be illustrated by a fictitious talk on
> Bluetooth. It could have a technical and a commercial SIG attached to
> it. (Depending on the profile of the intended audience, these
> classifications can be designed better). Thus, techies who want to
> hack on the latest version of BlueZ could go one way, and CTOs
> interested in adapting a particular trend in BT could go another.
> Again, the schedule would have to account for things like this - but
> as usual, I'm sure there are refinements to such a technique.
Ideally, we don't want a formal talk schedule. We want to be able to put
a whiteboard there, have a bunch of clued people come in, schedule their
talks and run the show.
The problem is that we have too many people instead of a small, limited,
focussed audience, so we can't do that.