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Re: Guix Days and FOSDEM 2021?

From: Manolis Ragkousis
Subject: Re: Guix Days and FOSDEM 2021?
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:13:29 +0200
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Julien can you resend me an invite? The token seems to be invalid.

On 12/13/20 1:49 PM, Julien Lepiller wrote:
> Le 13 décembre 2020 02:51:53 GMT-05:00, Pjotr Prins 
> <> a écrit :
>> I have access to BBB thanks to Julien. Yes, it looks like we can have
>> open rooms. One thing we can consider is closing a room when running,
>> i.e., if someone is a problem we can react to that. That way we can
>> anticipate the worst scenario.
> The reason we didn't do that is because in our tests, it was not possible to 
> change the properties of the room while it was open, but only change those 
> for next time it opens. So we would have needed to close the room and re-open 
> it, making everyone join again, which was not deemed acceptable :)
>> Pj.
>> On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 04:45:23PM +0100, Pjotr Prins wrote:
>>> Thanks Simon,
>>> Can we test drive the rooms? Whoever can, just send Manolis and me a
>>> private invite.
>>> You have a good point with the TZs. I think we can do 3+4+3 hrs. 9
>>> hours is more than I can handle ;).
>>> A blog is a great idea. We can all help too once you have a draft.
>>> Pj.
>>> PS we have a great list of speakers for the real devroom. From near
>>> and far :)
>>> On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 02:57:30PM +0100, zimoun wrote:
>>>> Hi Pjotr,
>>>> @Tobias: what about the  Is it doable for this
>> event?
>>>> On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 at 11:44, Pjotr Prins
>> <> wrote:
>>>>> We would like to use the conferencing system as we did last time,
>> if
>>>>> possible. Can it handle open entry - we'd like to have an open
>> door
>>>>> policy. Can it handle working groups? If not, we'll just split
>> out
>>>>> with Jitsy and have IRC as a fallback.
>>>> You mean the FOSSHost Jitsi instance, right?
>>>> Tobias has the admin power.  Julien, probably too.
>>>> To have an account, you need an invitation.  Once you have an
>> account,
>>>> you can create rooms.  IIUC.
>>>> I am currently using the instance to our weekly Outreachy meeting
>> with a
>>>> dedicated room.  So yes, it is appears to me possible to open as
>> many
>>>> rooms as you want.
>>>> About the policy, last time, we did “admin of the room should
>> accept”,
>>>> so Julien, Tobias and me (maybe more I am not aware) were clicking
>> on
>>>> people to allow them to enter in the room.  It can also be totally
>> open.
>>>> I have no opinion.
>>>> From the past event, the schedule which seems maximizing dev
>> attendees
>>>> is 14:00-18:00 CET (more or less).  This slot is ok for American
>>>> timezones (USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, etc.) and for European
>>>> timezones (France, Germany, UK, Belgium, etc.).
>>>> Therefore, instead of the proposed morning unconference then
>> afternoon
>>>> hacking+newcomer, I would split:
>>>>    hacking+newcomer – unconference – hacking+newcomer.
>>>> Assuming unconference is what we want that most people attend.
>>>> Well, proposing a 12 hours event where people attend to what they
>> want /
>>>> can depending on their timezone.  For example, synchronising with
>>>> Chinese Peng Mei Yu <> for the early morning
>> and
>>>> with American folks for the late evening.
>>>> One point that fails at the previous event is “taking note”.  Each
>>>> session should have one secretary and then report, even ugly notes.
>> We
>>>> are doing that at the IRL Guix Days–at least the 2 I attended–and
>> it is
>>>> a good and necessary practise.  We discussed it for the previous
>> event
>>>> but failed to implement it in the event.  It should be avoided this
>>>> time. :-)
>>>> Last, I should prepare a blog post about the past event.  Boring
>> and not
>>>> fun task. :-) Since the initial motivation of this previous event
>> was a
>>>> repetition about the fringe FOSDEM Guix Days, it appears to me nice
>> to
>>>> end with the announce like “Schedule your Monday, Feb. 8th
>> blablabla and
>>>> stay tuned.”.  Well, since this task is blocking my agenda, I
>> should
>>>> send something about the previous event to review this week-end. 
>> So,
>>>> feel free to add anything which could be helpful for the next
>> event.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> simon

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