[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G presentation review process [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Oct 2 02:24:26 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:

> With my "simple maths" hat on:
> Expect 150+ abstracts. Each abstract takes say 2 mins to read, think about,
> and provide a ranking.
> Total review time = 300 minutes = 6 hours.
> Best not to complicate the review process thus increasing review time.

Agreed - and if I was presented with a big list of 150 abstracts and
150 radio buttons from -2 to +2 I'd get to about 20 before giving up.
However, a system that presented random pairs of abstracts or names
and asked simply "which would you like to see?", then took a "this
one/that one/dont know" response (with big fat buttons to easily
click), and then presented another pair would enable reviewers to 'dip
in' and do a bit more reviewing at any time.

Its the "kitten war" method: http://kittenwar.com/


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