[Inpycon] Collated feedback

kracekumar me at kracekumar.com
Tue Oct 2 09:37:03 CEST 2012

It would be good if we send the feedback of the respective sessions to 
the speaker, saying "Topic: total +1, -1, -0 represented as charts"

> Hi,
>       First, congrats to the organisers of Pycon India, for pulling it
> off, given that we had a late start this year, with the venue shifting
> to Bangalore and all that. And we had really nice key note speakers.
> Both the presentations were good.
>       Thanks to Noufal for this mail. It is a nice summary of the over
> all mood. I would like to add a few of my suggestions.
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at nibrahim.net.in> wrote:
>> - OTOH, maybe it is sensible to avoid tutorials all together. 3 days is
>>    harrowing for everybody and the separate registrations and stuff makes
>>    it quite hard.
>           I would like to have tutorials(though I couldn't attend them
> this year due to unavoidable reasons). This where people new to python
> pick things up. But, here is what I would suggest. We should do the
> CfP by around April, and announce the selected proposals by around
> mid-July. We can use the  intervening time to do rigorous rounds of
> selection - including asking the presenter to show a non-trivial
> working example of his talk(and it should not be picked from the
> tool's tutorial page). This is just a suggestion
>> 5. Poor talk quality - This was by far the biggest complaint. Following
>>     are some suggestions.
>        This was felt by a lot of people. We felt that some of the
> presenters were actually disinterested. May be their organisation
> asked them to give a talk ? Again, talks should not be blind
> theoretical data, picked from various web sites. These are a few
> things that we should take into account.
>         Probably, we need to ask people to upload their complete
> material, including slides and code, and with more volunteers review
> the content, at least a month before the event. I agree that we need a
> lot more man power for this. But we will do our best.
>> - One hour is too long for a talk and gives people time to ramble. 30
>>    minutes of talk plus 10 or 15 minutes of questions. If it takes more
>>    than that, it's covering too much.
>          May be like the US pycon, we can have longer sessions, in
> which lengthy discussions can be organised. For eg., someone
> explaining the ZTK may not be able to cover up a lot of things in a
> diligent way within 1 hour.
>> - CFP and selection done *much* earlier with a larger review
>>    committee. Perhaps with multiple meetings of members (over IRC). We'll
>>    have to take into consideration the bio of the presenter and get a
>>    little brutal with selection.
>      Yes :) About April beginning, and close it by first week of May.
> After selecting the proposals, allow uploads of presentation material
> till middle of June. And do further checks on that ? Will that be
> possible if we have an expert panel of volunteers ?
>> 6. Too tight a schedule - No sufficient gap between talk slots.
>> - We should keep 5 (or even 10) minutes of "free time" between slots and
>>    mercilessly enforce this.
>       Yes, by the time we move out of a hall and get into the next, the
> speaker has already finished the intent and purpose of the talk.
> Thanks again to the organisers for making it a good event. We will do
> our best to improve the event further :)

Thanks & Regards
"Talk is cheap, show me the code." -- Linus Torvalds

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