[Linux-aus] Proposal: LCA lightning talks be selected in papers selection process

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Jan 28 17:08:24 AEDT 2019

On Sun, 2019-01-27 at 20:13 +1030, Jonathan Woithe via linux-aus wrote:
> Hi Paul
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 05:44:16PM +1100, Paul Wayper via linux-aus
> wrote:
> > 
> > I'd like to propose that the lightning talks be considered in the
> > same
> > process as submitting talks for LCA.
> This is an interesting suggestion and deserves to be
> discussed.  Thanks for
> bringing it up.
> Speaking personally, I would not be keen on this for a number of
> reasons. 
> Perhaps most significate is that the short notice is part of what
> makes the
> lightning talks what they are.  True, it does mean that they are not
> as
> polished as standard conference talks.  However, often lightning
> talks are
> shaped by the conference itself: talks which were heard, hallway
> discussions, issues which turn up in the weeks before the conference,
> and so
> on.  If lightning talk submission and selection occurred before the
> conference then we'd miss this.

That is my concern here.  I fear we would loose many of the first-time-
speaker talks, those encouraged by seeing longer presentations made and
thinking 'perhaps I really could do that'.


Andrew Bartlett
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Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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