[FOSDEM] big rooms for popular subjects with popular speakers please

Nils Kneuper crazy-ivanovic at gmx.net
Sat Feb 1 14:50:23 CET 2014

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Sorry to tell you, but this happens to basically *every* devroom. In the games
devroom we could easily find >100 people interested in each of the talks. Yet
we only have a room capable of 74 people and need to stop people from entering
due to fire regulations.

This is something that happens every year and will not change simply because
there are not enough large rooms at any place since I guess every project
could get more people in.

Be happy with what you got and be extremely happy that there are livestreams
and videorecordings this year. If you have speakers who could easily fill
rooms for 500 people:

Ask them to try to get one of the main track talks. Those usually have the
largest rooms. Someone might attract too many people for a "normal" developer
room talk...

Nils Kneuper aka Ivanovic, live from the games devroom

Am 01.02.2014 14:40, schrieb Pau Garcia i Quiles:
> Hello,
> We have had a similar problem with Lennart Poettering in the Desktops
> DevRoom: room capacity is 150, we had at least 30 people standing on the
> aisles, and we had at least 100 people waiting to get into the room. To a
> lesser scale (20-30 people outside), it also happened to other talks in
> Desktops (GStreamer, Gnome 3, and more).
> On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Joost Ringoot <joost at ringoot.org 
> <mailto:joost at ringoot.org>> wrote:
> Hello,
> Sorry for the rant (because I could not get in), but I think James
> Turnbull should get a room with a capacity of +500 people at least. He
> wrote several books and as a plus his talk is about docker which is fresh
> new and also popular.
> Thanks,
> Joost

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