Mini-conference on Apr 3/4!
jon at creativecommons.org
Sun Mar 30 22:44:48 EDT 2008
On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 23:40 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:58 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> > Since most of the participants are local, we'll be having our
> > conference at the OLPC offices at 1 Cambridge Center next Thursday and
> > Friday (April 3 and 4). Tentative plan is for talks from 12-6pm, then
> > dinner, and then informal discussion in the evenings. The community is
> > welcome!
> Is there any reason to be those days? I'm afraid I won't be able to
> attend in person, due to the little time given in advance.
> If we are going to have the discussions with a significant part of the
> team assisting remotely, then I think the talk schedule should
> consider that. Problems I see:
> - after two hours of conf call, my head hurts and cannot follow the
> discussion any more. Other people feel the same?
> - 6pm EDT is midnight in most of Europe
> - when lots of people are in a meeting room, not enough care is
> usually given when talking, so people on the phone cannot follow.
> Also, I have seen that most proposals have received little attention
> in the mailing lists. Is people waiting for the real meeting or too
> busy, or ...?
Yes, I notcied this as well.
> - give more time for people to plan their travel and to round their
> talk proposals,
+1000 points to this one.
> - schedule the talks in a more convenient way for people not there,
Yes, I've never seen the async. conf. work in secondlife, streaming,
irc, or other...if you really want in, then f2f in real life should be
preferred imo. Be there or be square.
> - just have the "talks" via mailing list and IRC?
I think that this will not work...if there is really a plan to have a
conf., need to give like 1-2 months minimum for travel, esp. because so
many are around the world. IMO, we should move the event to middle or
end of may and then there will be a proper timeline and possibility for
> > For proposers: I'd appreciate if you could organize your talks roughly
> > as follows:
> > * background material ("what is a mesh network")
> > * history & current state of affairs ("what currently works? what doesn't?")
> > * open tasks, both "simple matters of programming" and "hard problems
> > no one has a clue about"
> > * concrete proposal for forward progress.
> I like this, any chance people could send to the ml more detail about
> their proposals in the way outlined above? That could revive
> discussions. I will do so tomorrow.
Is there a wiki page collecting these proposals...to the organizers,
good to block out the days and just put up average timeslots and then
plug the talks in?
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