Re: Students lightning talk, or how we got screwed


lighting talks will start 10 minutes earlier, that means 13:50 (1:50 PM).

So, you guys be there extra early, because you are going first. At the
latest 13:30 (1:30 PM)!!
And please try to put all your slides in the same USB stick.


On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 1:13 AM, Diego Escalante Urrelo <diegoe gnome org> wrote:
> Hi
> 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***. :-)
> Diego
> 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.
>> [0]:
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