Re: Students lightning talk, or how we got screwed


so you might remember there is free space in the lighting talks today
(Sunday) at 2PM.

So all of you, get your slides ready, put them on a usb stick (the
same if you can!) and be there tomorrow *at the latest* at 1:30PM so
we can fit you into the schedule.

It's first come, first serve, so be there ***early***. :-)


On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Stéphane Maniaci
<stephane maniaci gmail com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Today was the first day of the DesktopSummit, and a very exciting day
> for KDE & GNOME summer of code students who were to present their work
> at 17:15 in the big auditorium. Big time for us, or should I say most
> of us since three GNOME students (including myself) got cut off the
> talk not earlier than 5 minutes before the beginning. Lydia Pintscher
> told us that there were no slots left and that they had no time for
> us, basically.
> Really? So a couple weeks ago we got her email [0] asking who would be
> there and present, and we (the three students) answered promptly,
> saying we would attend and present. Then finally, it just doesn't
> happen?
> We're students, and we know our work is not the most important thing
> happening at the DesktopSummit, but that's the essential reason why we
> come. We're proud to be part of this, and showing off our work is part
> of the deal. Being wiped off without any apology or earlier notice was
> a big, big disappointment, to stick with nice words.
> Next year, please make sure all students get time to present, or
> extend the session, or make the students fight for their talk,
> whatever it takes, but make sure this does *not* happen this way
> again.
> Thank you.
> - Stéphane Maniaci.
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