[Inpycon] Open spaces & Lightning Talks
shrayasr at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 15:52:20 CEST 2014
On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Jaseem Abid <jaseemabid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Went through the thread again, had some chat on #pyconindia at freenode.
> Here is the summary and things that need to be done. Should make this
> into a blog so that attendees know what it is all about and will make
> good use of things.
I've already got a half written blog here. Was waiting for more input
to finish it up. Will do that soon.
> * What are open spaces and what do we want out of it?
> An open area where people can collaborate/learn things in groups
> and have small flash talks. A smaller group generally leads to a
> lot more discussions, encourages the audience ask more questions
> and keep things lively.
> * Things to do at an open space.
> + Flash talks (10m max)
> + Code reading. Pick up a FOSS and start. An experienced hacker
> can take a group along for a quick intro.
> + A mini hackathon? - Indradhanush Gupta
> + Bug squashing sprint sounds awesome! - Indradhanush Gupta
> + Round table hacking
> + *Rejected talk proposals* - Krace
We are going to include these things as possibilities right? Are we
planning to organize anything per se?
> * Things for us volunteers to do.
> + Need a simple way for people to know what is going on. Details
> + Krace said,
> 1. Publicize in web site, schedule and mailing list.
> 2. Announce in social media and send open session notes to all
> participants and rejected talk proposers.
> 3. Make announcement about open sessions during breaks and
> have sign board for open session.
> + Shrayas was ready to announce etc.
> * Available venues
> + First floor - we need to arrange a lot of tables there.
> + Audi 3 (Capacity ~80 I think)
> * Communication/ Scheduling
> _How do we let people know what is happening and where?_
> + How about using something like trello for this? We could have
> lists for every open space spot, and anyone who likes to give a
> talk simply puts a card in there with the required details (topic,
> a small description). The interested people could reply on the
> card itself and could get something arranged. - Shrayas on mailing
Arvi was not too ok with this because everyone would have to have a Trello
> + The same idea, but offline with stickies. Picture shared by Bibhas.
Looks v.good but we need to prepare this. In an agreeable format.
> + Come to think of it, it really isn't necessary to have designated
> places for these sessions, we really only need a way to *connect*
> the interested speaker to the people who want to listen to
> him/her - Shrayas
> + Google calender. We could do this along with trello
Yes, Maybe both together makes more sense.
> + IRC. That will happen anyway.
IRC or scrollback?
> + Twitter.
> * Volunteers
> - I <Jaseem jaseemabid at gmail.com> can take lead. Would love to get
> more volunteers :)
> - Jalem Raj Rohit (http://dawny33.github.io/) on the mailing list
> - Shrayas?
My presence at the event is questionable :( I might not actually be able
to make it. Some family issues.
> - Vipin <swvist at gmail.com>
> * Food for thought
> + How can we make it more attractive? - Anand
> + Most of the group interactions happen either on the stairs or the
> first floor. I couldn't go to audi 3 last year, so not sure what
> happened there - <bibhas>
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