[Marketing] qt summit 2012 schedule structure
sivan at omniqueue.com
Wed Apr 18 23:17:32 CEST 2012
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> Please let's define the basics of the schedule:
> - Opening and closing times + coffe & lunch breaks on June 21, 22 and
> 23. Without this Kalkscheune can't organize themselves.
How about we gather at 8:00 register etc tags shirt etc , start at
9:00 , close at 18:00.
First c-break at 09:45 , lunch at 12:00, c-break again at 13:45,
15:45, 17:45 to closing.
> - Main room sessions (video recorded) will be cherry-picked and
> scheduled in advance or not?
I don't see how it can work out without in-advance scheduling, yes.
> - June 21 in the morning dedicated to plenary session only or not?
We could do that, but perhaps also allow them to happen throughout the
event if interesting guests arrive later? that said, we need to have a
device to announce them enough so people will know.
> NOT SO URGENT
> - Any other activity that would be scheduled in advance or does all the
> rest go to unconference mode?
As mentioned before, having hacking sessions happen as per track and
in-schedule will relieve interested parties of having to decide
between attending a sessions, or sitting to hack/learn, given it is in
their track of interest. (we cannot help it if another track has a
hacking session that happens during another track's sessions.) Those
not interested in the hack session can attend a sessions of a
different track at that time.
Also, some parts of Qt require/get a large number of participants
in-session, and require allocation of large enough rooms. I'd love to
see those scheduled in advance to not repeat last year's situation,
where those sessions were filled and people (myself included) gave up
attending since there was no space left to squeeze yourself in the
> - How are session slots distributed over rooms and during the day?
> Everything in a regular grid or do we have longer & shorter sessions?
Judging by the experience of last year, I think it is not realistic to
have less than 45 minutes sessions simply because it is very hard to
achieve something (even a decisions) in less time than that. I also
personally think it'd be a good idea to try to confine to the one
duration to enable as many subjects to get discussed and not "hog"
So we just have 45 mins sessions. If a group needs more than that they
can take it , but if the room is scheduled for something else, they
need to continue on their own somewhere else (I imaging there'd be
enough room for that other than the sessions rooms, like the benches
we had in the venue last year).
How does that sound for a start?
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