[IAEP] [Grassroots-l] Planning for Sugar Camp Paris
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Thu Apr 30 02:03:05 EDT 2009
Sorry about the other partial reply. I meant to hit save to gather my
thoughts, instead I hit send.
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> with the beginning of Sugar Camp Paris only being 2 weeks away from us I
> thought it was time to get started on some planning.
> While the list of attendees
> is basically a guarantee for an awesome meetup already I think we should
> discuss what kind of tracks we want to have, who is going to do
> workshops and talks, what formats we want to have for these sessions,
> how we can include remote collaborators such as Yama, etc.
> I also haven't been quite able to find out what the exact plans of OLPC
> France for Saturday are, we should definitely try to coordinate that as
For the schedule, I would like to try something complete different
than the normal sit in a room and listen to scheduled talks.
Instead, I would like to handle the organization similarly to how
FudCons are run.
I was extremely disappointed in our last two SugarCamps. Rather then
coming together as a community with shared goals, I got the feeling
that we were just a bunch of people gathered in a room; each trying to
push their own agenda. The turning point for me was when a scheduled
speaker said, 'God Damn It. This is my hour and now YOU have to
listen to ME.'
This time, I would like us to come together with no prearranged
schedule or agenda.
Instead, Saturday the 16th is OLPC France's day. We are there to
learn what they are doing. Learn where the interests and goals of our
various groups intersect. Learn how we can work together.
Then, on Sunday and any additional days we have together we will run
SugarCamp like FudCon.
1. We will have multiple meeting places.
2. The days will be divided into one hour time slots.
3. First thing each morning we will get together and people
interested in leadings sessions will introduce themselves and their
4. Then we will assign sessions to time slots and meeting places.
At any point in the day participants will select which session is most
useful and interesting to them. If you find a session uninteresting
or not useful please feel free to get up and leave; attend a different
session, go in the hall and hack, have lunch.
Walter has started a topic request list at
. Pleases add topics which you would like to discuss.
we will sort them out on the days of the event.
There are no travel stipends for this conference. Everyone who
attends has a rather large person investment. So, no open laptops
during sessions. This is a time for face to face interactions.
> With regards to logistics I was wondering where we'll have the meetings,
> I assume the location that OLPC France is providing is only available on
> Saturday? Are there any hacker-spaces, apartments, whatever that we can
> occupy while we're there?
I am counting on Sean's apartment.
> Anyway, let me know what you think.
> Christoph Derndorfer
> co-editor, olpcnews
> url: www.olpcnews.com
> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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