[Mesa-dev] XDC 2020 feedback and comments

Jason Ekstrand jason at jlekstrand.net
Mon Sep 21 14:28:09 UTC 2020

First off, I think you all did a fantastic job.  I felt that things
ran very smoothly and, as far as the talks themselves go, I think it
went almost as smoothly as an in-person XDC.  I'm really quite
impressed.  I do have a couple pieces of more nuanced feedback:

 1. I think we were maybe a bit too scared of overloading jitsi.
Having more people in the instance for questions might have made that
portion go better.  As it was, there was only one or two talks that
had any live questions.  That said, there are a few advantages to
having things funneled through IRC, the most obvious of which being
that people can ask their question mid-talk and have it handled at the
end instead of having to remember it for 20 minutes.

 2. I really miss the hallway track.  On Thursday, after the
conference, Bas, Connor, and I used jitsi to have a chat about
ray-tracing.  That was really fun and I wish I'd done something like
that every day of XDC.  Maybe it's my own fault for not setting up
said chats but I think it could have been made more accessible (I had
no idea how to fork off a jitsi instance) and/or encouraged somehow.


On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:07 AM Samuel Iglesias Gonsálvez
<siglesias at igalia.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Huge thanks again to the entire team from Intel, for their great work
> organizing XDC 2020, our first virtual conference!
> As usual we're looking for feedback on both XDC itself, and the CFP
> process and program selection. Both about what was great and should be
> kept for next year's edition, and where there's room for improvement.
> The board does keep some notes, for those interested in what we have
> already:
> - XDC notes for prospective organizers:
> https://www.x.org/wiki/Events/RFP/
> - CFP notes: https://www.x.org/wiki/Events/PapersCommittee/
> If you want to send in your comments in private, please send them to
> the X.org Foundation board: board at foundation.x.org
> Cheers,
> Sam
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