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

Volker Mische volker.mische at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 04:30:41 PDT 2012

On 10/02/2012 11:24 AM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> 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/

IIRC, the abstracts were always in random order, so that even if
everyone did a subset things should work out fine.


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