[nycbug-talk] Conference Topics Thread

michael lists at genoverly.net
Tue Jun 20 11:46:38 EDT 2006

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:33:09 -0400
pete at nomadlogic.org (Pete Wright) wrote:

> 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
> thing either...
> -p

Pete, I agree that themes are a good thing.  And cherry picking is our
right [grin].  But I, like Jeff, always have a hard time when I want to
catch 2 presentations going on at the same time.  I'm not a fan of
concurrent tracks.

Specifically for NYCBSDCon, what do others think?



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