martin f krafft | 8 Apr 20:56 2015

Childcare at DebConf15 — action required

Dear (potential) DebConf attendee parents…

if you're interested in childcare options at DebConf15 (and future
DebConfs), please sign up to the debconf-kids mailing list:

  https://lists.debian.org/debconf-kids/

We realise that you may not feel comfortable talking about kids in
public, but this will be a good forum for us to send information
out. If you want to reply just to us organisers, you can always
address your replies to kids <at> debconf.org and we'll consider your
input anonymously.

Regarding DC15, I would like to specifically draw your attention to
the following message

  https://lists.debian.org/debconf-kids/2015/debconf-kids-201504/msg00000.html

Right now, interest is too low and a decision needs to be made next
week, so unless you feel strongly and write in, we'll turn down the
offer.

Also, there's an idea floating about on a "Teckids" workshop at
DC15, targeting kids 8 and up. Again, currently interest here seems
low and we'd have to turn down the offer unless we know that there
are (several) kids between 8 and 16 attending.

Let us know!

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Mehdi Dogguy | 29 Mar 23:42 2015

Getting to DC15's venue

Hi,

Is there a page that explains how to get to DC15's venue? (something
that gives at least name of stations and possible connections to get
to the venue).

Cheers.

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Mehdi

sco1984@gmail.com | 26 Mar 06:40 2015
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Re: [Debconf-announce] DebConf15 sponsored registration deadline approaching

On 26 March 2015 at 02:23, Giacomo A. Catenazzi <cate <at> debian.org> wrote:
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> Also please note: if you need a visa to attend DebConf15 and need help
> getting one, mail visa <at> debconf.org - do NOT delay this, do this the
> same moment you register!
>

Thanks Giacomo for the information.
I have sent invitation letter request to visa team just now.
I have marked you in cc as well.  :-)

Regards,
Amey. [India]
Aigars Mahinovs | 18 Dec 19:51 2014
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Spring option for Cape Town bid

Going to Africa in the summer only to get the same chilly and rainy weather that is so characteristic for Northern European summer (sometimes) can be considered to be quite a wasted opportunity.

On the other hand, if it would be possible to escape the October/November chills and combine the warmth of Debian people with some sunshine, I would personally see that as a benefit.
Shifting Debconf a few months when it is in the Southern hemisphere could be a reasonable practise IMHO.
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<p>Going to Africa in the summer only to get the same chilly and rainy weather that is so characteristic for Northern European summer (sometimes) can be considered to be quite a wasted opportunity.</p>
<div>On the other hand, if it would be possible to escape the October/November chills and combine the warmth of Debian people with some sunshine, I would personally see that as a benefit.</div>
<div>Shifting Debconf a few months when it is in the Southern hemisphere could be a reasonable practise IMHO.</div>
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martin f krafft | 27 Oct 22:05 2014

LPI exams at DebConf15?

Hello,

we have the possibility of offering LPI examinations¹ at DC15,
possibly even at a discounted rate. As it would require a room and
some logistics, we want to make sure that this is something people
care about. So if you would seriously consider taking an LPIC exam
at DC15, please let us know.

¹) http://lpi.org

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: :'  :  DebConf orga team
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  `-  DebConf15: Heidelberg, Germany: http://debconf15.debconf.org
      DebConf16 in your country? https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16
Hello,

we have the possibility of offering LPI examinations¹ at DC15,
possibly even at a discounted rate. As it would require a room and
some logistics, we want to make sure that this is something people
care about. So if you would seriously consider taking an LPIC exam
at DC15, please let us know.

¹) http://lpi.org

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: :'  :  DebConf orga team
`. `'`
  `-  DebConf15: Heidelberg, Germany: http://debconf15.debconf.org
      DebConf16 in your country? https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16
martin f krafft | 29 Sep 11:05 2014

RAID1 on a laptop / bcache

Dear DebConfers,

I've had a discussion with one of you at DC14, and since I don't
remember who that was, here it is for everyone! ;)

We were talking about the idea of using a SDCard in a RAID1
configuration with a rotational disk, mainly for speed. The basic
idea was to put all the readily read stuff on a RAID1 with the
rotational disk flagged --write-mostly, so that all reads come from
the (fast) SDCard.

Meanwhile, I have discovered a better approach:

  https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/bcache.txt

which looks really cool for this sort of job.

Now just someone has to package bcache-tools ;)

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 .''`.   martin f. krafft <madduck <at> debconf.org>  <at> martinkrafft
: :'  :  DebConf orga team
`. `'`
  `-  DebConf15: Heidelberg, Germany: http://debconf15.debconf.org
      DebConf16 in your country? https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16
Dear DebConfers,

I've had a discussion with one of you at DC14, and since I don't
remember who that was, here it is for everyone! ;)

We were talking about the idea of using a SDCard in a RAID1
configuration with a rotational disk, mainly for speed. The basic
idea was to put all the readily read stuff on a RAID1 with the
rotational disk flagged --write-mostly, so that all reads come from
the (fast) SDCard.

Meanwhile, I have discovered a better approach:

  https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/bcache.txt

which looks really cool for this sort of job.

Now just someone has to package bcache-tools ;)

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: :'  :  DebConf orga team
`. `'`
  `-  DebConf15: Heidelberg, Germany: http://debconf15.debconf.org
      DebConf16 in your country? https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16
Maximiliano Curia | 22 Sep 12:00 2014
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Talk lengths

Hi,

We are considering introducing a new talk length for DebConf 15: 20' talks.

These talks would have their own slot (30' slot with a 10' pause between
talks), and at a certain time any concurrent talks would have the same length.

Personally, I think most talks can fit in this length. Think about TEDs 18'
presentations, and also the currently believed maximum attention span [1].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_span

From my personal point of view, for complex technical topics it's impossible
to cover them in 45' anyway, so it's better to have a talk that provokes
hunger to learn more on a topic, with good pointers for where to find out more
than to have details that you won't remember after the talk.

We would like to hear your opinion on this idea.

-- 
"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and BSD.
We don't believe this to be a coincidence."
-- Jeremy S. Anderson
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/
Hi,

We are considering introducing a new talk length for DebConf 15: 20' talks.

These talks would have their own slot (30' slot with a 10' pause between
talks), and at a certain time any concurrent talks would have the same length.

Personally, I think most talks can fit in this length. Think about TEDs 18'
presentations, and also the currently believed maximum attention span [1].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_span

From my personal point of view, for complex technical topics it's impossible
to cover them in 45' anyway, so it's better to have a talk that provokes
hunger to learn more on a topic, with good pointers for where to find out more
than to have details that you won't remember after the talk.

We would like to hear your opinion on this idea.

--

-- 
"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and BSD.
We don't believe this to be a coincidence."
-- Jeremy S. Anderson
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/
Maximiliano Curia | 21 Sep 17:26 2014
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DebConf 15 website survey

Hi,

For some time now we have a base for the DebConf 15 website [1], which
includes the possibility of changing the background between light and dark.

However, we are still undecided whether we prefer the Dark background or the
Light background site by default. So we are asking for your opinion.

[1]: http://debconf15.debconf.org/

Clicking "change contrast" you can see the other option. After looking at
both, please enter your prefered option in this dudle:
https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/DC15_site_colors/

We know that both sites still require work, please just vote on the light or
dark concept, disregarding other details. If you are interested in helping
with the website, please contact us through the debconf-team mailing list[2].

[2]: http://lists.debconf.org/mailman/listinfo/debconf-team

Happy hacking,
-- 
"Haskell is faster than C++, more concise than Perl, more regular than Python,
more flexible than Ruby, more typeful than C#, more robust than Java, and has
absolutely nothing in common with PHP."
-- Audrey Tang
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/
Hi,

For some time now we have a base for the DebConf 15 website [1], which
includes the possibility of changing the background between light and dark.

However, we are still undecided whether we prefer the Dark background or the
Light background site by default. So we are asking for your opinion.

[1]: http://debconf15.debconf.org/

Clicking "change contrast" you can see the other option. After looking at
both, please enter your prefered option in this dudle:
https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/DC15_site_colors/

We know that both sites still require work, please just vote on the light or
dark concept, disregarding other details. If you are interested in helping
with the website, please contact us through the debconf-team mailing list[2].

[2]: http://lists.debconf.org/mailman/listinfo/debconf-team

Happy hacking,
--

-- 
"Haskell is faster than C++, more concise than Perl, more regular than Python,
more flexible than Ruby, more typeful than C#, more robust than Java, and has
absolutely nothing in common with PHP."
-- Audrey Tang
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/
Josh Triplett | 19 Sep 01:45 2014

Re: remote participation in DebConf

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:53:22AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Holger wrote:
> 
> > I also had the impression there was less relaying of questions from IRC
> > this year, no idea if thats true and if so, why.
> 
> Likewise and I think this is a shame.

Ditto; I attended the conference, but due to a work meeting, I had to
skip one day, and I attended a couple of presentations that day
remotely.  I appreciated the video, when it was working, but it was very
challenging to ask questions via IRC.

I think it would help to have one of the volunteers already monitoring
the room take a look at the room-specific IRC channel and forward any
questions asked there.

- Josh Triplett
Richard Hartmann | 18 Sep 18:45 2014
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Re: remote participation in DebConf

Could the video volunteer peek into a dedicated question channel during the qa part?

Richard

Sent by mobile; excuse my brevity.

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<p dir="ltr">Could the video volunteer peek into a dedicated question channel during the qa part?</p>
<p dir="ltr">Richard</p>
<p dir="ltr">Sent by mobile; excuse my brevity.</p>
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Tiago Bortoletto Vaz | 18 Sep 16:48 2014
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Re: remote participation in DebConf

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:53:22AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Holger wrote:
> 
> > I also had the impression there was less relaying of questions from IRC
> > this year, no idea if thats true and if so, why.
> 
> Likewise and I think this is a shame.
> 
> I think this is something that people simply forget to do (myself
> included) or find it hard to do since people participating remotely
> usually have no physical presence.
> 
> Some ideas:
> 
> Maybe mix remote participants on WebRTC into the local speaker output
> and stream?
> 
> Messages from IRC could be translated to audio using one of the
> various text-to-speech engines we have in Debian.
> 
> Make some telepresence hardware running Debian for remote attendees?

In previews years we had a working web environment to get people
chatting without the need of an IRC client. This year we had timvideos
which was broke most of the time. This may be one of the reasons.

I'd be glad to see WebRTC being used in next DCs, but I'm not sure how
we should set it. No idea about using text-to-speech engines.

Regards,

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tiago

Gmane