[EuroPython] FYI: Chat recap re: the CFP

Paul Everitt paul@eurozope.org
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 20:37:42 +0100

On Thursday, Mar 6, 2003, at 19:26 Europe/Paris, Nicolas Chauvat wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 02:26:38PM +0100, Paul Everitt wrote:
>>     - Lightning talk (5 min)
> Couldn't it be 10 min ? 5 is *really* short. In 10 min, you can barely 
> say "hi here is what I do". You can make people actually respect the 
> timing and tell them that 10 min includes questions if you want to 
> keep an average speed of 6 talks per hour.

Sorry, I didn't do a good job of capturing the IRC discussion.  We'll 
advertise it as 5 min, but expect each speaker to be spaced 10 min 
apart.  I learned last year that it's hard to shuffle quickly, so we 
need speakers to *really* have the "lightning" part of lightning talk 
well understood.

>>   o Adopting the new-style of conference: free space in schedule,
>>   rooms for mingling, BoFs and lightning talks as prime focus, sprints
> sounds good! who is the sprint manager (some organisation needed I 
> guess) ?

Sorry, this was just idle chit chat.  I don't expect us to dramatically 
overhaul the conference and embrace these parts.

Although, with Daniel Veillard coming, I suppose a Python XML sprint 
would be pretty cool.