Comments on schedule

* The scheduled start is too late. Yes, we'll have lots
  of jet-lagged people there, but still, not starting the
  real program until 11:00 is a waste of the very limited
  time we'll have at this conference.

  If you have opening remarks, coffee, and organizational
  stuff at 9:00, everybody will be there and semi-awake
  by 10:00.

  If you do that, you might want to back up lunch a bit
  to give time for two full-size tracks in the afternoon or
  one long track plus keynote.

* Three parallel tracks all the time is almost certainly
  too many. There's nothing harder than getting a bunch
  of hackers to split up. Even with only two tracks, people
  will doubtless miss things they want to hear.

* It might be good to have one or two real "keynotes" -
  not by Miguel, necessarily, as much as we love Miguel,
  but by people who are less familiar to the GNOME community.
  Say, one of the Sun people talking about Sun's vision
  for GNOME. Or an outside expert in useability, or...

* As Havoc mentioned, I think having specific sessions
  with a char for each session, who is responsible for 
  finding presenters and coordinating the session would
  be a low-maintainence way of handling things and would
  give plenty of time for discussion.

  Some suggestions for topics:

   GNOME 2.0 libraries
   User Interface / Accessibility

  The session chair would then find 3-5 people to give short
  presentations about sub-areas of the topic to go along with
  open discussion.

  I think it would good to plan for something like 8 sessions - 
  two parallel sessions a day for Fri/Sat. Then have Sunday 
  scheduled for "user day" plus BOF sessions for developers to break
  out and discuss things from the previous days in detail.


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