Re: Scope of Conference

On 19 March 2012 12:24, Emily Chen <emilychen522 gmail com> wrote:
> Hi Haggen, Max and all,
> For the hackfest, I would suggest make it optional. Hackfest is somewhat
> independent with GNOME.Asia, it happened before or after the GNOME.Asia
> summit, the advantage to organize hackfest during Summit is to bring lots of
> GNOME hackers/expert to summit, they can be the speaker for the summit and
> also helped on the communication with local people.
> It would be great if we can have a hackfest before or after the Summit, but
> this need someone as  a leader arrange it, process like to choose a right
> topic, invite hackers, figure out who will attending, set goal for the
> hackfest, apply for budget from GNOME Foundation, arrange transportation and
> lodging in HK, report/blog the achievement after the hackfest. To organize a
> hackfest, you can refer to this wiki:
> I do think "Adapting GNOME to New Types of Devices" is an interesting topic,
> I also know that one company in Beijing are adapting GNOME to mobile device.
> If the topic is set, I am happy to help to contact developers from this
> company.

Thank you. This is what I am looking for.

> If the hackfest is optional, then the main program of the Summit could be:
> 2 days conference (main) + 1 day training before summit (Warm up)+ 1 day
> trip after summit (After hour).
> Usually, GNOME.Asia Summit has two days main conference schedule, but this
> is up to you (organizer) to decide, based on the speakers' number, topics,
> local audience's interests and time.

I can see that there are some complicated inter-dependencies in these
factors and decisions. We are now working on the sponsors, and the
amount of fund raised affects the number of speakers. The number of
speakers affects the schedule. And we are now advertising a 2-day
conference to our sponsors, if we cannot fulfill it, it will be bad
for GNOME and any countries that organise GNOME.Asia after us. While
we can make the decisions, we definitely need more input  as we have
never organise GNOME.Asia before.

So from everyone's experiences, which factors come first and what is
the sequence in making these decisions?

> For the training, we found it is really appealing when hosted in university.
> Many students like this part, they can learn something even they are new to
> GNOME. We also can provide certificate for students, Karen or  Brian can
> sign on the certificate, as ED and Chairman of the GNOME Foundation. It is
> also easy to arrange a training session, we only need to choose several
> topics from our speakers. 2011 summit's training session has a good
> example:

Yes, we are negotiating with Universities and hope to attract students.

> Then for after hour, it can be a one day trip (usually for speakers and
> organizer ), Party. movie or football match, this is various in different
> culture and country. Organizer can make the best decision.
> -Emily
> 2012/3/19 Haggen So <haggenso gmail com>
>> Hi All,
>> While we are negotiating for a venue and try to book the right hotel, it
>> will be helpful to fix the scope the the conference. According to the
>> original proposal
>> (
>> It will be a 1 Day Conferece + 1 Day Tour + 5 Day Hackfest.
>> Emily suggested to have a community track. This is noted and will be
>> considered seriously when we put together the conference schedule.
>> Is this the scope that everyone comfortable with? The 5 day hackfest is
>> actually copied from last years' proposal. With GNOME 3 to be released,
>> there were plenty of work to be done. As I know that a number of person are
>> interested in the "Adapting GNOME to New Types of Devices", some topic
>> within the hackfest can be related to that as well.
>> Any comments?
>> Regards,
>> Haggen
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