[nycbug-talk] Conference Topics Thread
pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Jun 20 11:33:09 EDT 2006
On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 08:04:00AM -0500, Jeff Knight wrote:
> Ya know, I've never been into the whole theme/track idea. At any
> conference I go to, I just cherry pick from the list of sessions that
> sound interesting to me irrespective of what track they are in. Do
> people really pay any attention? Do the beancounters that pay for the
> conferences think "well... I don't see a track with our company's
> buzzword du jour, so I'm not releasing the funding for that puppy"?
> And, since most conferences usually end up having to pad their tracks
> with a number of sessions that don't really fit anywhere, do tracks
> really do anything at all?
hey jeff, just a quick note. it's considered bad form to top post to this
(and most technical) lists.
i think it's generally considered a good thing to have some form of
coherency between talks. sure we all tend to cherry pick between talks
- especially at good conferences. infact i'd say that's a sign of a
good conf. i dont' see how having a theme could be considered a bad
> On 6/19/06, michael <lists at genoverly.net> wrote:
> > Hello NYCBUG list subscribers,
> > We are well into planning season for this year's New York City BSD
> > Conference. One of the goals this year is to provide the content and
> > speakers that you want to see most. To that end, we are asking
> > everyone to participate in the planning of the conference by making
> > suggestions. Here is your chance to voice your opinion.
> > This year's central theme for topics is "BSD in Production".
> > Some presentation topics may be:
> > 1. afs in production
> > 2. serial console mgmt
> > 3. large data mgmt (large raid, nas, san, etc)
> > 4. hands on kerberos for single sign-on
> > 5. server/network usage and app monitoring
> > 7. server/network security, best practices
> > 8. zone mgmt in large installations
> > 9. os patching mgmt in large installations
> > This is just a 'starter' list. Vote for the ones you like. Add to the
> > list yourself.
> > On the flip side of this coin is, what speakers would most like to
> > see? These do not have to, necessarily, be tied to one of the topics
> > listed.
> > Let us know!
> > --
> > michael
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