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Re: [opensuse-project] oSConference: Theme & Program Planning
On Thursday 28 April 2011 20:04:32 Jos Poortvliet wrote:

We had a big whiteboard at the entry last year where people could
schedule sessions ad-hoc. That's barcamp style, right? (I read the
wikipedia page [0] and it's not so different from unconference style or
BoFs) I very much like that way of working, however it didn't work out
that well. Well have to make it a bit more obvious this time.

It didn't work well, because we were confused where to put the BoF schedule
and how people could become part of it. We first had it as part of the
conference program, then in the Wiki, and then on the whiteboard, but didn't
communicate clearly.

If we make clear from the beginning that this is unconference, people are
responsible for scheduling their sessions themselves, and we have a clear
definition of where the schedule is, we should be able to make it less
confusing and more effective this time.

I would suggest to not let the conference program committee deal with the BoFs
at all, let people schedule BoFs in the Wiki before the conference, and move
the schedule to a whiteboard at the venue, when the event starts.

Cornelius Schumacher <cschum@xxxxxxx>
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