A little post about how http://www.nonblocking.io/2011/10/jsconf-eu-how-to-guide.html, and I put on JSConf EU.
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- a good howto for any meeting organizer. thanksOct 7, 2011
- one question: why were there no lightning talks?Oct 8, 2011
- Short answer: Because they have no champion between the 3 of us.
Also we've been quite happy with our two curated-tracks model (as opposed to the 1 track + first-come-first-serve track B in the US) and there doesn't really seem a need to change. What would you say are the main reasons to do them? If we'd do them we'd also need a kick-ass moderator to keep things going with the right speed.Oct 8, 2011
- Agreed the two track system is perfect. Managing lightning talks with all else that is taking place seems a bit much if not downright distracting, IMO.Oct 8, 2011
- it's just that on numerous conferences I've experienced that the most exciting/bizarre talks came out of the lightning talks section. there isn't really much to do on the organizer side (at least i would assume; provide a whiteboard to list talks and a slot). the 5 min. format means bad talks are over very quickly and the good talks offer very dense and exciting content for a few minutes. it also leads yo interesting off topic talks, for example i gave a talk on film making which was well received and i've seen a talk on cooking at nordic ruby. i think it would be a great addition.Oct 8, 2011
- I guess one would still need a very good moderator to keep things in check and timing. I'd be open to trying it out, but one of the cool things about JSConf is that content is being dictated by the benevolent curators which would be undermined if the format would be more open :)Oct 9, 2011