[TIP] PyCon BoF

laidler at stsci.edu laidler at stsci.edu
Sun Mar 15 21:45:24 PDT 2009

>-> Uh, can I cast a vote for doing things in the opposite order? 
>-> How about starting with the lightning talks -- then those who want
>-> to carry on the conversation over dinner and/or drinks can do so? 
>-> Also, that way there is more of a chance of attracting people who might
>-> be only casually interested in testing at the moment, but whose 
>-> interest and enthusiasm might be piqued by what they hear. There's
>-> not much chance of collecting those people if the answer to "When are
>-> the lightning talks on testing?" is "Oh, whenever we get
>-> back from the pizzeria, we'll find a room someplace..."

Hi Titus,

>I don't think that works well within the time constraints...  the talks
>end at 6:10pm, and getting organized etc. for a dinner generally seems
>to take an hour, so I doubt that we'd be able to start dinner before
>7:30 even without anything inbetween.  I personally get grouchy if I
>don't eat by 8!

Right, that would be a problem!

Looking at the schedule, some of the daytime sessions are set aside for lightning talks, 
though, including that last 5:10 to 6:10 hour. I thought you were
originally proposing organizing a testing-dedicated
session during one of those times. No?

>I take your point, though.  We can certainly plan to be back from dinner
>at a specific time -- say, 9:30pm? -- and a specific place, followed by
>informality at the hotel bar.

That would work too.


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