Le 03/06/2015 18:33, Robert Schweikert a écrit :
another log to the fire.
I agree with most (if not all) what you say.
The intent of the openSUSE Conference (oSC) is/was to be an inward looking conference.
this do not prevent us from using the fact that many well known openSUSE people are there to make a marketing operation :-)
If I keep what you say the OSC have to be (and I agree with it), I think we should :
* provide free and reasonably comfortable lodgement for any attendant at first. People should know than finding a Hotel is not an option.
* then if we don't have a "public day", we could have only three days (from Friday to sunday morning). Using the monday is a very bad idea.
* make the travel expense system more friendly and reactive. Right now somebody have to work like if no reimbursement is possible, because nothing is sure. For example I have not received anything yet. I could afford this this year, but may be not always.
This is for basic things.
For content, we should have a welcome comity. Nobody should come without being received by some openSUSE member. I come this year thinking to help like I did on Nuremberg 2011, but found nobody to give me tasks...
may be there where too many conference (for the attendance number), I couldn't attend as many as I would (=at the same hour).
do not think at this as a rant. I perfectly know how difficult the task is, I I'm grateful on OSC-15 team for the good job!
I specially appreciated the quality of the video of OSC-15. I couldn't test the stream, the the video are extremely good (and with very good sound)
this one conference was specially good:
and have been seen 677 time until now, a very good number...
On the end (just for now :-) I would say that the call for OSC locations should say how many people are awaited, and roughly how many money will be available.
We can accommodate anybody in a hostel or find a congress center, not the same work nor the same price :-)