[EuroPython] Talk list - different sorting

Harald Armin Massa ghum at gmx.net
Thu May 13 03:05:07 EDT 2004

Actually the talk list within


starts with

Python Language 
Masquerading and Adaptation Design Patterns in P... 

a talk that is for

target audience:
technical, advanced

and I am really, really sure that it will be very interesting for 
everybody who has the brain to understand it. And having experienced the 
very high quality of Alex Martellis work, it will also be on a really 
profound level.

That said ... I imagined one of my customers reading the talks sheet, 
people from business. (Assuming they knew enough English) they would 
stop immediately ater "Design Patterns", if not at "Adaptation".; 
classifying the conference as "absolutely geeky" and assuming "I will 
not understand 3 words if I go there".

So I suggest that we do just a resort in the presentation:

put 2 out of (Business, Education, Science, Social Skills , Tutorials) 
on top
put 2 others out of (Business, Education, Science, Social Skills , 
Tutorials) on bottom

Reading psychologie suggest that "casual readers" and especially 
scanners (which will be the majority on the internet) "read" the top and 
the bottom. Within one of the mentioned the probability that they 
recoginze more than 4 words is bigger.

Geeks anyway will dig deeper and find the more sophisticated talks in 
the middle of the list.

AGAIN! I am not suggesting any rescheduling or priorization. I am only 
suggesting a more "common knowledge friendly sort order"


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