[Inpycon] Some thoughts on talks
zubin.mithra at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 17:53:15 CEST 2010
> On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 12:59 +0530, Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
> > > I noticed some company deputed speakers who turned up in time for
> > > their talk, spoke and left immedietally.
> > Others too. Senthil came, spoke and left. Busy with personal
> > matters. This doesn't hurt the conference as a whole though.
> senthil is our guy, pity I missed him.
In light of the discussion that has been on this and a few other threads
here are a few views which I simply cannot refrain myself from putting
1. Applying for a talk, getting selected and not delivering the talk is the
wrong thing to do. However, addressing this issue is something the
administrators must do amongst themselves rather than on a public ML.
2. Constructive criticism helps. However, mentioning that a particular talk
was'nt upto the mark(yes, this did happen recently. I would'nt dare mention
the name of the person or the talk which was being criticized) in an
un-related thread is abusive. Please do not make the speakers feel sorry for
their attempt to contribute by giving a talk. If you feel that there needs
to be a discussion regarding this, then the administrators should discuss
this amongst themselves, organize a poll(maybe?) and send the speaker
reviews. If you think that "This is a community conference and that there
are no 'officials'" is an argument against what I just said, then you are
simply missing the point I am trying to put across. :)
3. A person who gives a talk must be given the luxury of leaving the venue
at a time of his choice. Its completely upto him. While organizers/attendees
might individually feel that this is not a good practice, this is certainly
not something that should be discussed(might I venture out to use the word
"gossiped", because that is what this is starting to look like) on a public
Pycon-India 2010 was great. Let us all try and have good memories when the
hashtag #pyconindia comes to our mind.
Great work organizers, Nice job speakers and Hope all the attendees had fun.
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