[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au Possible *Future* Programme Format
sjh at svana.org
Wed Jan 10 07:55:02 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 10:48:01AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Kylie Willison">
> > Future lca's may like to think about a format like this:
> > 5 days of conference with miniconferences running on all of these days.
> > 3 miniconfs on the Monday & Tuesday, 3 on Wednesday & Thursday and some
> > on Friday or Open Day on Friday. Often there are several miniconfs I'd
> > like to attend all on at the same time. Does anyone else find this?
> > Could the above suggestion be workable? Has this been discussed before?
> Yeah, this sounds like a really worthy evolution of what we've done this
> year to highlight and 'officialise' the miniconfs. Good call!
Jeff has a good point here, trying to bring the Miniconfs into the fold more
is a good plan. Previously, for a variety of reasons, Miniconfs have always
tended to be treated as a second class citizen. The LCA crew worries abotu
the main conference and sort of hopes hte miniconfs happen but ddoes not pay
too mucha ttention to them because they are busy with LCA.
There could be some advantages to clashing with the main confeerence, One I
see immediately is allowing the main conference to go for longer (5 days, 3
streams), if there are two mini confs on at the same time at the conference
all week it is like having 5 streams but with two of them being miniconfs.
There are definite things to be discussed with that sort of idea I reckon.
(admittedly I had at first when I saw Kylie's post completelly dismissed the
idea out of hand thinking, thats crazy talk, it was not until Jeff's post
just now I thought of osme of the possible advantages.)
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