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Re: Guix Days and FOSDEM 2021?

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: Guix Days and FOSDEM 2021?
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:54:28 -0400
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Le 14 septembre 2020 06:38:23 GMT-04:00, zimoun <> a 
écrit :
>Thank you for your replies.
>> With delays and varying audio quality, it can be hard to follow
>what's going on, so we should make sure we're not going to all talk at
>the same time. Making separate rooms could be nice to reduce the number
>of participants in the same chat.
>I agree.  What I had in mind when proposing the schedule is:
> - start with a 1 to n stream with thematic pre-recorded videos,
>presenting the rooms
> - in each room let consider a chairman
> - the room could do a n to n voice/video communication, if the number
>is participant is enough low, or 1 to n voice/video if higher and the
>n to n communication happens on IRC, the chairman reporting back
> - at the end of the session, all the chairmen explain in m to n
>communications what had been discussed
>Technically, what we need is:
> - something to stream
> - check the BBB instance: if it works well for people around the
>world (far from Southern France :-))

Sounds great!

Something like a plenary session in the beginning, with pre-recorded talks and 
chat over irc, then sessions chaired by someone, more or less unconference 
style, with a chat on irc, in separate channels. After each session ends, the 
chairs provide a 2 minutes summary of what happened, and we start again with 
another round of thematic sessions.

With pre-recorded talks, we can have a schedule and easily keep it. Here's what 
I suggest:

Start at 9:00, welcome everyone, explain the schedule.
9:15: first talk. 30 minutes, and 15 minutes for questions
10:05: second talk, same format
10:55: third talk, 15 minutes, 10 minutes for questions
10:25: fourth talk, same format
10:55: break, free talk on irc
11:30: presentation of the rest of the activities.
11:40: first unconference session (encourage people to chair a session with 
their favorite subject, and letting them work/discuss)
13:00: summary of previous session and second session
14:30: summary of previous session, break and free talk
16:00: summary of previous session and third session
17:30: summary of previous session and fourth session
19:00: summary of previous session, the chair gives final thoughts on the day. 
Free discussion on IRC.

Note that I haven't put a lunch break, because it might not correspond to 
everyone's timezone. For instance the conference starts at 3am for me, so I'll 
need a breakfast break :p. So I'm thinking people could leave one of the 
sessions to eat, and come back for the following session.

Now we need to find the right technique. Can we host multiple sessions in BBB 
by branching from a big gathering? Can we force everyone to have their mic (and 
maybe webcam) off to reduce bandwidth? Is it the best software for this task?

If more than 4 people want to give a talk, let's have them record it and 
publish them on the website.

>All the best,

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