[Inpycon] Some thoughts on talks
anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 17:38:09 CEST 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Kannappan <deshkanna at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 12:36 +0530, Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
>> > > That was a euphemism. It is a shame to do so
>> > > for a national conference. They must be
>> > > blacklisted.
>> > [...]
>> > You're both a lot more gentle than I would be but I agree with the
>> > sentiment. However, it is possible that this will happen again in the
>> > future and we need to bulletproof ourselves against it. Getting their
>> > numbers and using the badge trick DAvid suggested are steps in that
>> > direction.
>> one precaution we can take when accepting talks is to see where the
>> speaker is coming from. Many of them are deputed by their companies to
>> speak (usually to blow the company's trumpet). Take for example the talk
>> on openstreetmap. The person who was supposed to speak is unheard of in
>> OSM circles, and was probably deputed by mapquest to talk. He did not
>> turn up - disappointing quite a few people. I would have submitted a
> Coming from mapquest.. I wish to say that the talk I gave was out of my own
> interest for python. The company did not depute anyone.. I would have
> preferred to remain silent not replying to such mails...anyways..
I think Kenneth is referring to this talk :
> Despite some elitist remarks from a few ppl.. I was surprised to find most
> of the audience in my talk had never programmed in python before.. I hope my
> talk was useful to at least a few folks.
>> similar talk but did not because I did not want to duplicate the effort.
>> I noticed some company deputed speakers who turned up in time for their
>> talk, spoke and left immedietally.
>> Kenneth Gonsalves
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