Pycon disappointment

Aaron aaron.murray at
Sun Mar 16 15:31:00 CET 2008

> In my opinion, open spaces should have had greater status and billing,
> with eyes-forward talks and vendor sessions offered only as possible
> alternatives. Especially, vendor sessions should not be presented as
> "keynotes"  during plenary sessions. I think it took a little while
> for people to catch on to the idea that they could have control of
> their own experience through the open spaces and that the main
> offerings were not the only option.

This is an excellent suggestion and observation.  Sold sponsorships
are fine as long as they are billed as such.  Labels on the vendor
speeches indicated they were sold as ad space would be great, as well
as more strongly emphasizing the ad hoc discussion spaces.

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