[OSGeo-Discuss] Tips for running FOSS4G
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 16:03:18 PDT 2011
A few hints for you from our FOSS4G 2009 experience:
One thing we didn't get working very well in 2009, but which you might
have more success with is collecting metrics are about how good
different presentations are. (This would be really useful for following
years in selecting presentations.)
Can each presentation finish with reference to a webpage, where audience
immediately spends 1 minute filling in an evaluation, covering something
1. The presentation just attended. (Presenter, Time, Date), probably
from a pull down list
2. Ranking how good/interesting the presentation was, sliced a couple of
ways: (Content, Style of presenter)
3. Profile the person doing the ranking: (Developer, Technical User,
4. Guess number of people in the room: 10, 50, 100, 300, 500, 1000
You will probably find that all slides for the conference are collected
by staff of the PCO as they register to present. It will probably be
put into a directory like:
What I strongly urge you request from the staff as they collect this
material is that they also provide a URL to the abstract already on your
website, or alternatively, an Id, so that you can easily automatically
generate a link from abstract -> presentation.
I also strongly suggest that you ask (not mandate) all presenters to
sign a confirmation that they are ok with their material being made
public on the website under a Creative Commons licence. Strongly
recommend they select either CC-By-SA or CC-By.
The reason being that it is easy to collect this as it comes in, but
much harder to collect retrospectively. It also gives you the permission
required to publish other people's content.
On 05/09/11 04:10, Peter Batty wrote:
> Hi Steve, have just been having another conversation on this.
> We (FOSS4G) are planning to have handouts for the workshops but not
> regular presentations. If you want to do something yourself that's
> fine but my inclination would be to put something online.
> We will be recording presentations (slides plus audio) using FOSSLC
> and will have those online afterwards. We also plan to have a way to
> put slides (or handouts) online, we're just discussing a couple of
> options and will let you know what we decide shortly.
> If you have any other questions let me know.
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Stephen Woodbridge
> <woodbri at swoodbridge.com <mailto:woodbri at swoodbridge.com>> wrote:
> Does anyone know what the process is for handouts for FOSS4G
> presentations? Is the conference making copies for the audience?
> Do the presenters need to make copies? How do we know how many to
> make if we need to do this?
> Is the conference collecting presentations to put online or to
> publish? Who should we get the presentation to? in what format? by
> Sorry if this info has been already published somewhere, but I do
> not remember see it so a pointer to it would be good.
> Steve W
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