XDC 2017 feedback

Daniel Vetter daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch
Tue Sep 26 16:57:43 UTC 2017

Hi all,

First again big thanks to St├ęphane and Jennifer for organizing a great XDC.

Like last year we'd like to hear feedback on how this year's XDC went,
both the good (and what you'd like to see more of) and the not so
good. Talk selection, organization, location, scheduling of talks,
anything really.

Here's a few things we took into account from Helsinki and tried to apply:
- More breaks for more hallway track.
- Try to schedule the hot topics on the first day (did we pick the
right ones) for better hallway track.
- More lightning talk time to give all the late/rejected submissions
some place to give a quick showcase.

Things that didn't work out perfectly this year and that we'll try to
get better at next year:
- Lots of people missed the submission deadline and their talks were
rejected only because of that. We'll do better PR by sending out a
pile of reminders.
- Comparitively few people asked for travel assistance. No idea
whether this was a year with more budget around, or whether this isn't
all that well know and we need to make more PR in maybe the call for
papers about it.

But that's just the stuff we've gathered already, we'd like to hear
more feedback. Just reply to this mail or send a mail to
board at foundation.x.org if you don't want the entire world to read it.
And if you want to send at pseudonymous feedback, drop a pastebin onto
the #xf-bod channel on the OFTC irc server.

Thanks, Daniel
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
+41 (0) 79 365 57 48 - http://blog.ffwll.ch

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