[Inpycon] Lightning Talks @ Pycon India

Rejy M Cyriac rcyriac at redhat.com
Tue Sep 9 08:39:51 CEST 2014

On 09/09/2014 11:46 AM, Arvi Krishnaswamy wrote:
> I didnt necessarily think we should stop the offline method, but use an
> online method to complement it.  
> Shrayas, most people attending Pycon already *are* on the Funnel
> platform since theyve either submitted proposals or voted on them.
> That's why I felt it made sense to go with this.
> I'm for experimenting this year with online + offline. I think this has
> a number of possible benefits and fills a gap between the very
> structured talk selection process and the informality of open spaces and
> lightning talks.
> Arvi

online + offline is good. But we need to ensure that both are in sync at
all times. How are we going to do that ? How about at the common area,
we have a kiosk setup for inputs, and a display showing the current
submissions and votes ?

- rejy (rmc)

> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Shrayas rajagopal <shrayasr at gmail.com
> <mailto:shrayasr at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > I'd like to propose that we run lightning talks at Pycon through the Funnel with a lightweight approach that still keeps things informal.
>     >
>     > How does this sound?
>     >
>     > Arvi
>     ​While using the funnel really sounds like a good idea, It has the
>     same drawback as using trello or any of the other online services -
>     You need to be on that platform to use it. ​Going offline like @rmc
>     suggested definitely seems like a better option.
>     Though, with that said.. How about we use this year as an
>     experimentation phase. Let us prepare an offline version as well but
>     market the online version more than the offline thing. Naturally if
>     the online version doesn't work out, people will fall back on the
>     offline one but it will give us an idea about the acceptance of
>     doing something like this online. 
>     Thoughts?
>     Also, Is it possible to contact the PyCon US folks to see how they
>     organized this? If @Anand, @Noufal or @Arvi or the others have some
>     contacts, I could take up the responsibility to figure how they did
>     things. 
>     /S
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