[Mesa-dev] XDC 2017 feedback

Ian Romanick idr at freedesktop.org
Wed Sep 27 23:25:38 UTC 2017

On 09/26/2017 09:57 AM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> 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.

Not scheduling it to conflict with another industry event would be a
good start.  This is the first XDC that I've missed in nearly a decade.
I know I'm not the only person that missed one or the other due to
scheduling fail.

> 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

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