jacob.kaplanmoss at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 16:56:39 CET 2008
On Mar 16, 6:10 am, Bruce Eckel <lists.ec... at gmail.com> wrote:
> But it gets worse. The lightning talks, traditionally the best, newest
> and edgiest part of the conference, were also sold like commercial air
Thanks for being harsh here, Bruce. I've been responsible for
organizing the lightning talks at PyCon over the past few years and
Saturday's talks -- where a grand total of four community talks were
given between twelve sponsor talks -- was the low point. I volunteer
to run the lightning talks because they're usually by *far* my
favorite time of the conference. Yesterday wasn't.
> What was supremely frustrating was discovering that the people wanting
> to give REAL lightning talks had been pushed off the end of the list
> by this guarantee to vendors. We didn't get to see the good stuff, the
> real stuff, because that time had been sold.
Tell me about it. I felt like crap putting up a sign-up sheet with
four names on it.
Again, thanks for your harsh words, Bruce. Needed to be said.
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