On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Flavio Percoco <fla...@redhat.com> wrote:

> On 08/27/2014 03:26 PM, Sean Dague wrote:
> > On 08/27/2014 08:51 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> I've been thinking about what changes we can bring to the Design Summit
> >> format to make it more productive. I've heard the feedback from the
> >> mid-cycle meetups and would like to apply some of those ideas for Paris,
> >> within the constraints we have (already booked space and time). Here is
> >> something we could do:
> >>
> >> Day 1. Cross-project sessions / incubated projects / other projects
> >>
> >> I think that worked well last time. 3 parallel rooms where we can
> >> address top cross-project questions, discuss the results of the various
> >> experiments we conducted during juno. Don't hesitate to schedule 2 slots
> >> for discussions, so that we have time to come to the bottom of those
> >> issues. Incubated projects (and maybe "other" projects, if space allows)
> >> occupy the remaining space on day 1, and could occupy "pods" on the
> >> other days.
> >>
> >> Day 2 and Day 3. Scheduled sessions for various programs
> >>
> >> That's our traditional scheduled space. We'll have a 33% less slots
> >> available. So, rather than trying to cover all the scope, the idea would
> >> be to focus those sessions on specific issues which really require
> >> face-to-face discussion (which can't be solved on the ML or using spec
> >> discussion) *or* require a lot of user feedback. That way, appearing in
> >> the general schedule is very helpful. This will require us to be a lot
> >> stricter on what we accept there and what we don't -- we won't have
> >> space for courtesy sessions anymore, and traditional/unnecessary
> >> sessions (like my traditional "release schedule" one) should just move
> >> to the mailing-list.
> >>
> >> Day 4. Contributors meetups
> >>
> >> On the last day, we could try to split the space so that we can conduct
> >> parallel midcycle-meetup-like contributors gatherings, with no time
> >> boundaries and an open agenda. Large projects could get a full day,
> >> smaller projects would get half a day (but could continue the discussion
> >> in a local bar). Ideally that meetup would end with some alignment on
> >> release goals, but the idea is to make the best of that time together to
> >> solve the issues you have. Friday would finish with the design summit
> >> feedback session, for those who are still around.
> >>
> >>
> >> I think this proposal makes the best use of our setup: discuss clear
> >> cross-project issues, address key specific topics which need
> >> face-to-face time and broader attendance, then try to replicate the
> >> success of midcycle meetup-like open unscheduled time to discuss
> >> whatever is hot at this point.
> >>
> >> There are still details to work out (is it possible split the space,
> >> should we use the usual design summit CFP website to organize the
> >> "scheduled" time...), but I would first like to have your feedback on
> >> this format. Also if you have alternative proposals that would make a
> >> better use of our 4 days, let me know.
> >
> > I definitely like this approach. I think it will be really interesting
> > to collect feedback from people about the value they got from days 2 & 3
> > vs. Day 4.
> >
> > I also wonder if we should lose a slot from days 1 - 3 and expand the
> > hallway time. Hallway track is always pretty interesting, and honestly
> > at a lot of interesting ideas spring up. The 10 minute transitions often
> > seem to feel like you are rushing between places too quickly some times.
>
> +1
>
> Last summit, it was basically impossible to do any hallway talking and
> even meet some folks face-2-face.
>
> Other than that, I think the proposal is great and makes sense to me.
>
> Flavio
>
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> Flavio Percoco
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​Sounds like a great idea to me:
+1​
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