[Linux-aus] LCA2016 post event report

David Bell dtbell91 at gmail.com
Sun May 29 17:06:55 AEST 2016

Our schedule was something we spent a considerable amount of time thinking
about. We settled on a 10 minute break between talks for LCA2016 due to the
walk to the Wool Museum venue. As well as not wanting to rush our delegates
from talk to talk or have people interrupting the start of the next session.
Other conferences who's talk venues are located closer together might be
able to get away with a shorter break, we weren't so lucky.
On 29 May 2016 4:25 PM, "Simon Lyall" <simon at darkmere.gen.nz> wrote:

On Sat, 28 May 2016, Russell Coker wrote:

> On Sat, 28 May 2016 09:40:10 PM Simon Lyall wrote:
>> 5b. 10 minute gaps in the middle of 100min sessions are a big lose of
>> time, I'd recommend no longer than 5.
> 5 minutes is barely enough time to change rooms given the crowds.  It's not
> enough time to change rooms and get a drink or go to the toilet.

In which case you'll be late for the next session, please try not to
disrupt things as you come in the room.

Seriously though we already have 40 mins each for Morning and afternoon tea
plus 60 minutes for lunch (going off the 2016 schedule). 10 minutes out of
the middle of each session is 10% of miniconf talk time. I could fit
anouther 1-3 talks in there.

Perhaps 5 minutes minimum and some miniconfs could give another 5 if they
think it will help. FWIW the Sysadmin Miniconf did a 5 minute break in
2016. I think at least if the schedule has a 5 minute spot in there then it
enables miniconfs to be coordinated.

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