[Inpycon] Prizes/mentors for newbie track
Anand Balachandran Pillai
abpillai at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 14:29:03 CEST 2010
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2010/7/20 Anand Balachandran Pillai <abpillai at gmail.com>:
> > On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com>
> >> Anand Balachandran Pillai <abpillai at gmail.com> writes:
> >> [...]
> >> >
> >> > Should we have 3 or 2 ? If we say "Top 3" won't they expect all
> >> > prizes to be the same ? I suggest keeping it "Top 3" if we get enough
> >> > submissions (>=15 ?) and just one prize if we get less (<=10 ?).
> >> [...]
> >> While that's a good idea (deferred decisions), we won't be able to
> >> publicise it effectively. We need to decide upfront whether we'll have
> >> one or three and then pitch it. "SUBMIT YOUR TALK FOR A CHANCE TO WIN AN
> >> HP NETBOOK! w00t!".
> >> If we *are* going with 3, I think "1st, 2nd, 3rd" is better than "Top 3"
> >> which, like Anand suggested, carries with it the air of 3 same
> >> prizes. Also, Top 3, at least to me, suggests that we're trying to not
> >> hurt feelings etc. Sort of weak.
> >> However, I'm not sure if we need to keep 3 prizes at all. The whole
> >> scheme is to bribe otherwise shy people into delivering talks and so one
> >> should be enough. Also, if we can pool our resources into a single
> >> prize, we can make it a good one - Remember, our budget is limited.
> > Yes - I kind of favor a single prize now to think of it. A single
> > prize can be marketed more effectively and more competitively
> > than a set of three.
> > Like Noufal said, "Enter a talk for a chance to win an HP Pavilion
> > netbook" is definitely more appealing/inspiring than " Enter a talk for a
> > chance to win an Acer netbook or IPod Touch or a gift voucher".
> > Yes- we definitely need certificates also. Plaques - I don't think so.
> > They are more difficult to get right and don't have too much
> > of additional value.
> +1 for single prize.
> Now the next question is who is eligible?
Everyone who submits a "newbie" track talk. Winner to be decided
by a panel of judges and announced on the 2nd day - Panel should
include David and anyone else from us.
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