[Linux-aus] LCA2016 post event report

James Polley jamezpolley at gmail.com
Thu May 26 06:59:26 AEST 2016

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au> wrote:

> On 05/25/2016 12:31 PM, Russell Coker wrote:
> > So if I witness a CoC violation at an LCA in NZ I should just tweet
> > about it with the conference hashtag? :-#
> If your only method is online, why not send an email? Or, find someone
> with a local sim who can make the call for you.

Probably because the only published out-of-hours contact information
provided was a mobile number. There was no information that I saw that
suggests that an email would get an urgent out-of-hours response.

I think Russell makes a good point, that there will be some issues such as
CoC violation reports that warrant an urgent out-of-hours response, and
some people may not have access to a phone to be able to report the issue

> if you have made a conscious choice to limit your ability to contact the
> conference organisers, why is the onus then on the conference organisers
> to make arrangements to be contactable by you?

Russell has already explained that his concern here is not related to his
own needs, it's related to hypothetical foreign travellers who might be on
wifi but not be able to make a phone call.

I don't think that Russell intended to say that the onus is on the
conference organisers to make arrangements to suit him personally; I think
he intended to point out that for a conference that does attract a large
number of people from overseas and does make a point of having an
out-of-hours contact, it seems like a gap to be missing a way for people
who might not have a phone to be able to reach the out-of-hours contact

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