Utah Open Source Conference

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Sep 10 10:55:18 MDT 2007


Al Byers wrote:
> On 9/8/07, John Anderson <sontek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, now that UTOSC 2007 is over, what is everyones opinion of it?
>> ...
>> What can we do to improve the conference for next year?
>> ...
> 
> 
> 
> I was very impressed with the organization and value of the conference. One
> idea that I have for next year is that 45 or 90 minutes to address a subject
> is not much time to do it justice. There are many topics that deserve a full
> day or more and and many attendees who would like the in-depth training but
> do not want to miss the conference, itself. I suggest that more in-depth
> training be offered in the days preceeding the conference and that you
> charge more for the service. Things would be more static and not require as
> much effort and the extra fee could pay for some management.

OTOH, some topics don't need extensive coverage.  At PyCon I've seen a
lightning talk session where people get to talk for 5 minutes about
their favorite project.  The speakers wait in line and a time keeper
sits in front with a xylophone.  I think that would be a good idea for
UTOSC as well.

Shane




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