[FOSDEM] End of the embedded devroom (regarding Call for participation)

Emanuil Tolev emanuil at fosdem.org
Mon Oct 15 19:32:37 CEST 2018

On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 at 18:19, Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:

> So a lightning talk, main track talk or a talk in another dev-room could
> have an "embedded" or "IoT" tag and then people could see an index of
> all talks related to the tag, wherever they end up.  So you can have
> your cake and eat it too: Philippe can enjoy his retirement and the
> embedded dev-room lives on as a virtual dev-room.

That seems like a good idea. I'm not sure staff have the bandwidth (or
expertise!) for tagging all talks well, so I assume you're thinking
submitters self-tag? (with suggestions on previous tags)

It'd be challenging to implement across the large range of topics and
quantity of talks but the content exploration UIs you could build on it
would certainly add value to visitors. I imagine the most practical route
would be processing the penta XML or iCal and essentially tacking on the
tag info, then surfacing it in a simple way. Like a list of URLs to the
fosdem.org pages of the talks in each tag. We'll happily link back to it
from the bottom of the programme page, warning that it's experimental.
Going "3rd party" on it means you avoid the twin problems of figuring out
how to do it in the actual FOSDEM systems (penta + website) and staff's
limited time - I don't think any of us can implement this for this year.
Plus the data you'd need to enhance with tags is already available (or will
be when the talks are up for this year's edition).

If I can do it quickly, I may also try to write down tags that come to mind
while reviewing talks this year. Perhaps some very general topics are
taggable by staff.


> Regards,
> Daniel
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