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Re: [Xen-devel] [Seeking input] Format of Xen Project Developer Summit in October

On gio, 2013-08-08 at 15:20 -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > Option 2) We could use the second room for in-depth discussions (using 
> > > an unconference scheduling mechanism as we have done at the Hackathon: 
> > > if you want to know how this works do read 
> > > http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2013/05/28/event-report-xen-hackathon-2013/ 
> > > - 
> > > we would use a simplified version of the mechanism described). These 
> > > would run in parallel to the main program, for example in the afternoon. 
> > > In other words, we would have "BoF type meetings decided on the day" or 
> > > "hacking sessions" or "get started with X" or "how do we solve problem 
> > > Z" etc. that would happen in the second room in parallel to talks.
> > 
> +1
> I concur with Jan. There is already so much going on that week with LKS
> and LinuxCon, XenSummit, and meeting other people in the halls - that
> having everybody in one room would make it much easier to have discussions.
> Instead of trying to find some "time" to talk to them and potentially not
> having enough people in the discussion.
I tend to agree, especially since I liked the hackathon format and
outcome. However, one concern I have with 2) is, who's been listening to
the talks from the main program in RoomA, if everyone is in RoomB having
"fun" discussions?

Wouldn't that raise fairness issues regarding which talks are scheduled
to happen in parallel with the BoF sessions, as compared to the ones
that are not?

As I said, I liked it for the hackathon but that was, well, the
hackathon... In this case I fear it could be a bit both rude and
pointless to ask people to submit talks for the summit and then have
noone listening to the presentations, because everyone is in the room
next door! :-O

Or did I misunderstand something and there is no risk of that?

Also, won't the "let's have everyone in one room" be covered by the
Devs/Committers/Maintainers Meeting, of course, if we have one?

Thanks and Regards,

<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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