[Conference-cee] Fwd: Re: FOSS4G-CEE 2012: Workshop vs. Tutorials
jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Sat May 26 04:35:38 PDT 2012
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Předmět: Re: FOSS4G-CEE 2012: Workshop vs. Tutorials
Datum: Fri, 25 May 2012 14:07:50 +0200
Od: Robert Nuske <rnuske at gwdg.de>
Přeposláno - Komu: rnuske at gwdg.de
Společnost: Uni Göttingen
Komu: Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com>
Kopie: 'conference' <conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org>
sorry for writing to you in German. I thought you would still be fluent in
German and would welcome the possibility to practice ;-)
Thanks a lot for the detailed comments, they are most welcome.
Whether workshops should be before the main conference or are allowed to be
parallel to the talks is not an easy decision. The German FOSSGIS
usually had a mix of both.
I like the idea of tutorials. This could be interesting for people, who
to present their project in more detail, but don't have the time to
workshop. Whether this is an option for the FOSSGIS conference will have
decided by the program committee
> Hi Robert,
> if you don't mind, I'll answer your mail in english and redirect it to
> conference_dev mailing list, the information could be useful to more
> RN: What is the difference between workshop and tutorial?
> We took this model from FOSS4G in Denver (at least there I saw it for
> the first time). General speaking: workshop (for us) was standard
> workshop, around 1.5 hours, with computers, and you may try hard, that
> people are following your lesson as many and as far as possible. More
> lectors in the room are welcomed. Workshops were organised, so that they
> did not overlap with the main conference program (in our case, before
> the conference).
> Lesson learned here: OSGeo-Live is actually not so often used anymore
> for workshops. It's good start, but people are coming with their custom
> distributions (even Windows). Only thing, the workshop computers need to
> have is *Virtualbox*, internet and up to 4GB of RAM (2GB usually is
> enough as well).
> Tutorial was 1.5 hour (or less), during the main conference program
> (from coffee break to coffee break). Their purpose would be described as
> "longer presentation with practical impact". In my case: how to start
> with pywps (with little introduction to WPS, installation, configuration
> ...). Generally speaking: some people would like to give a workshop, but
> it's preparation might be too time consuming. Tutorial has from my point
> of view ideal time/impact ratio. Disadvantage: you risk, that the
> parallel program will be too interesting, that nobody will come for the
> tutorial (I'm aware at least of one case at FOSS4G-CEE - pity).
> RN: What was the price of worshop/tutorial?
> We made the prises of workshops about according to FOSSGIS prises. So
> about 100Eur/workshop. They were probably too high though. There were no
> extra charges for the tutorial, since they were "part of the program".
> RN: How long was Workshop/tutorial?
> As said: workshop was about 1.5 hours or more, tutorial about 1.5 hours
> or less. There was one workshop having 3 hours long. Depends more on the
> rooms you have available, than on the lectors.
> RN: Any other lessons learned?
> I'll post them to some official wiki, when they come in my mind. Nothing
> else yet, regarding workshop/tutorial topic.
> Good luck with FOSSGIS (pity, I could not come last years). We should
> start to talk about foss4g-europe, it's place between regional events
> (like FOSSGIS, GFoss and others) and the global one.
> Dne 25.5.2012 08:21, Robert Nuske napsal(a):
> > Moin Jachym,
> > ich hab heute morgen deine Email zu der FOSS4G-CEE 2012 gesehen und
> > dachte vielleicht kannst Du mir helfen ;-)
> > Ich denke gerade über die weitere Entwicklung der Workshops auf der
> > deutschsprachigen FOSSGIS Konferenz nach. Einige der zahlenden
> > Workshopteilnehmer sind mit der Qulität, Dauer, Vorbereitung der
> > Workshops nicht zufrieden.
> > Also:
> > Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Workshop und Tutorial?
> > Wieviel hat der Workshop/Tutorial gekostet?
> > Wie lang waren die Workshops/Tutorials?
> > Hast Du sonst noch Empfehlungen für mich?
> > Vielen Dank,
> > Robert
> > Am Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2012, 22:38:29 schrieben Sie:
> >> Hi,
> >> if anybody is interested, I'm sending here very short report about
> >> FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics in Prague 2012, which was organised this
> >> week (and which is continuing with GRASS Code sprint right now). See
> >> http://foss4g-cee.org for more details.
> >> Number of registered participants: 120
> >> CZ - 35
> >> RO - 14
> >> DE - 12
> >> FR - 6
> >> AT - 5
> >> SK - 4
> >> EE, HU, CH, PL, TU, USA - 3
> >> IT, UK - 2
> >> HR, NRW, NZ, Georgia, Ghana, Nigeria 1
> >> Number of accepted papers cca 60
> >> Number of accepted workshops: 6
> >> Number of accepted tutorials: 5
> >> However, relatively high number of presenters did not arrive (at least
> >> one did announce it soon enough, but has slipped between my fingers,
> >> sorry one more time) - luckily, present speakers were usually able to
> >> prolong their presentations operatively.
> >> On some tutorials, no attendees have come :-(
> >> Social events formal and informal: nice!
> >> Lessons learned:
> >> * Double check presenters against list of registrations.
> >> * Double check list of vegetarians and keep track of it
> >> * Have more accepted presentations in the stack, for possible
> >> substitutions * and others
> >> List of photos: http://foss4g-cee.org/photos/
> >> PDF version of presentations are being added to
> >> http://foss4g-cee.org/program/overview/
> >> Big thanks to the organisation team, general feedback was positive.
> >> Big thanks to all participants: Without them, the conference would not
> >> happen.
> >> Future of FOSS4G-CEE:
> >> ---------------------
> >> It was agreed, that (unless there is no big obligation), FOSS4G-CEE 2013
> >> will be organised by Vasile Crăciunescu and his team at geo-spatial.org
> >> in Bucharest, Romania. Their situation will be quite difficult thanks to
> >> "global" FOSS4G organised "somewhere in Europe". But still, they have
> >> clearly expressed their enthusiasm about organisation the event.
> >> During the event, several participants from various countries (France,
> >> Italy, Germany, Czech, Romania and others) have indicated their strong
> >> demand for conference best described as "FOSS4G-Europe".
> >> Having FOSS4G-NA in mind, and all the discussions about positives and
> >> negatives of such proposals, we've had during last months, I do
> >> personally support this idea: There is demand for more local oriented,
> >> yet "big enough" events around the ellipsoid, let's talk about it
> >> (better in some other thread, at conference_dev list). Such event should
> >> happen during 2014, so we have about year for clarifying all possible
> >> questions.
> >> Jachym
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