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Re: Fedora Board Recap 2009-01-13

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:58:50AM -0600, inode0 wrote:
> We have been considering a hybrid barcamp structure for a local
> barcamp we are planning as well in part to accommodate more attendees
> who are more comfortable with coming to learn about new things but who
> don't feel comfortable being expected to actively participate. Our
> current thinking is to schedule maybe one or two sessions per timeslot
> that are pre-arranged in the more traditional conference style to be
> mixed throughout the day with barcamp sessions.

Yeah, this mixed format could draw more participants.  I've heard of
this practice used in other events.

> Travel and fatigue on the final day were evident to me. Travel for
> many of the non-locals required leaving before things were scheduled
> to wind down completely as well. One can't get 8pm flights to
> everywhere unfortunately. Short of staying over an extra night, which
> I would be inclined to do in the future, there probably isn't a
> solution to that. The sort of restructuring suggested here might help
> with the fatigue factor on the final morning though.

I've tried both.  Since I'm a total homebody, I actually prefer
getting home, and it usually is a good thing when I'm back ASAP.
However, the opposite is true at the same time.  When I stayed Sunday
night in Boston one or two times ago, I ended up having a great late
night session in a hotel room that was at least equal to any other
time of the weekend.

- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

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