[PyCon-AU-chat] PyCon Australia 2012 - Call for volunteers

Mark Ellem mark at colmiga.org
Wed Aug 8 21:23:55 EST 2012

Hiya Chris,

I am definitely interested (as you know). I'll see if I can make it to 
the briefing session.


On 08/08/12 19:20, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
> With just ten days until the start of PyCon Australia 2012, it’s time
> for us to call for volunteers -- we need your support to make PyCon AU a
> huge success. Over the course of the conference we will be needing
> session chairs, people to man the registration desk and general volunteers.
> Session chairs and only need to commit to being in one room
> between two breaks (e.g. from the end of morning tea through the
> beginning of lunch).  You can take up these roles and still see all of
> the talks in one room for a session -- just nominate which sessions
> you'd be happy to chair in your reply and we'll try to allocate you to
> them
> Session chairs are responsible for managing one room for a block of
> presentations between two breaks. Their job is to:
> - Introduce the speakers
> - Keep speakers on time
> - Ensure the session is kept in order
> - Passing the audience microphone to questioners (this helps make sure
> our video recordings are of a very high quality).
> Our registration desk will be open on Friday night and Saturday
> morning (http://2012.pycon-au.org/programme/registration ).
> We need four volunteers to make short work of the 200+ delegates that
> we are expecting. Outside of those rush hours we’d like to keep the
> desk manned to answer delegate queries and deal with late check-ins.
> Finally, any volunteers who can be on call throughout the conference
> to assist the organisers would be greatly appreciated.
> For those who can make it, we plan on running a briefing session on
> Friday afternoon, sometime around 3:30pm (time to be confirmed).
> If you're interested in volunteering for any of the roles that we've
> described above, please reply to contact at pycon-au.org
> We look forward to hearing from you!
> --PyCon AU 2012 Organising team.

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