[FOSS4G-Oceania] [OSGeo Oceania] FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019 - programme outline

Alex Leith alexgleith at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 17:03:30 PDT 2019

Hey Adam

An in-person discussion on workshop day is a great idea.

We can do a couple of coaching sessions a month and two-weeks before too. I
did communicate with session chairs, but I left them to self-direct a
lot... so being a bit more involved in building a common view will help, I
think. Building on last-year's instructions should make this easy.

We can also perhaps do a little more to ensure that devices are ready in
the rooms, so that session chairs know how things will work and that they
actually DO work!


On Tue, 30 Apr 2019 at 09:58, adam steer <adam.d.steer at gmail.com> wrote:

> ok
> - lets adopt Daniels program.
> - we will strongly encourage speakers to use timers (most people have one
> in their pocket, I use one)
> - let's try to meet all the session chairs on workshop day (if they’re not
> giving workshops), but again, that doesn't mitigate the case of ‘last
> second’ or 'fill in' chairing (me, with the massive technical glitch to
> boot; also me and a lot of other people at other F4G events I’ve been to).
> Alex did a great job of preparing materials for session chairs last year -
> this shows that even the best laid plans go awry when the rubber hits the
> floor. It’s no reflection on the chairs or speakers, everyone does the best
> they can. Yes people are paying to come, and yes we can have a slick
> professional event if they pay a lot more (noting that even slick
> professional events have hiccups)
> Overall we need to remember, and perhaps impress upon the audience, that
> it’s a conference bootstrapped by volunteers.
> --
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Alex Leith
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