[FOSDEM] More FOSDEM feedback
jwhite at codeweavers.com
Tue Feb 5 18:42:12 CET 2013
First time FOSDEM attendee, developer room manager.
Two suggestions: I would encourage a voluntary name tag system. I saw
some people doing that, and I really craved broader usage. It's really
nice to be able to quickly scan some ones name and project information
and perhaps make a connection you wouldn't otherwise make. I think
trying to centralize registration and hand out name tags like at other
conferences would be a huge PITA. But I would have been cheerful to
hand make a name tag ahead of time. Perhaps I missed the encouragement
to do so, but I would suggest encouraging that explicitly under the
Second, the address published on the web site does not work properly in
Google maps. If you simply cut + paste the venue information, you get
poor results. I had lunch with a gentleman who took the metro to the
Erasme stop and lost several hours figuring out how to get to FOSDEM.
If I look here:
(or on the English equivalent), the postal code is prefixed with a B-
(so B-1050). Perhaps that's the problem; perhaps Google needs to be
corrected. I thought I'd mention it regardless.
With that said, I know how hard it is to always get complaints; studies
show that one complaint can overshadow 10 or 15 compliments.
I would be very sad if my email left an organizer with a net negative
emotional boost. FOSDEM is amazing; it is an impressive and open and
cheerful event. The originators and current organizers are truly
amazing people who bring a marvel to the world each year. I would really
appreciate it if you could construe that as at least 100 compliments <grin>.
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