Below are some issues with the draft timetable prepared last Thursday, after initial improvements made by Jakob and Sj, before an edit war broke out. All of the following are fixed in the modified timetable; which has also incorporated most other requested changes. Sj
First two dozen
DEVELOPING WORLD: 1) The "Florence and Africa" issue is in fact a "Florence and the developing world" issue; it would be best not to have a "Middle East" panel before her. 2) The Global Voices panel is missing. 2b) There is hardly room for a 'middle east' panel, and it overlaps enough with the Global Voices panel that these can be merged to everyone's contentment 3) Achal's talk is not about Wikimedia in the Developing World. He deserves to have his own space to talk. Florence could usefully be paired, in this 2-hour long session, with the other three people who are talking about the same subject. The developing world setup needs to be discussed in detail. See Angela's and my previous comments.-Erik OTHER SESSION 1 ISSUES: 3) Chee Siang Ang is topically out of place. 4) Erik Zachte's talk was intended to be about this specific project (which he has been promoting recently), not a technical workshop; though he ended up as a short tutorial on the Categories page. In any case, his room is underbooked (Thiele is a short pres). Yes. Move Erik and Sj to Small Room, move Oscar to E10 and CS Ang to Sunday, 14:30.--Erik 5) E12 is underbooked. E12 is a small room for 16 people, it makes sense to use it only if we have to.--Erik SESSION 2: 7) Janne will have little time to present, after two of the most anticipated workshops of the conference. Said workshops might not want to be opposite the developing world panel; switching them with the later session's K.Saal group might be useful. 8) E11 is underbooked for that same session. 9) The copyright workshop and Beger presentation, both quite interesting, are in a small room. Even E11 would probably be too small. BREAK 10) Posters should already be set up in the Terrassensaal by lunchtime, not given during the 45 minute break (though that would be a good time for people to wander by them) SESSION 3 11) Michael Anobile has a technical talk, unrelated to the two other gentlemen in Friday's last G. Saal session. Both JC Tall and Milton are unknown speaker quantities. 12) the K. Saal ane E11 are underbooked (Saturday) SESSION 4 13) E10 is underbooked. the K. Saal is slightly so. SESSION 5 14) E11 is underbooked. E12 is empty. 15) Robert Bonato is topically out of place. 16) Kissling an Mao have unrelated topics. This is not terrible, but also not a great use of the G. Saal. BREAK 17) No poster sessions planned here. (Sunday) SESSION 6 18) Lambert Heller is topically out of place. Or rather, the other two are, since both were marginally accepted and not a great use of the K. Saal. 19) Brand is out of place in E11. SESSION 7 20) Cathy Ma is most out of place in the G. Saal, which is underbooked. 21) Neither Bonato nor Dahinden should be in the K.Saal; the workshop will not draw such a crown, and Bonato is out of place; he should be with the other data-analysis groups, perhaps directly part of the visualization workshop. 22) E11 is underutilized. 22b) Vergara can't stay that late; he leaves early on Sunday. 22c) Vergara should ideally be paired with Gerard, since they are both talking about the same ideas for the future, and will be fielding the same questions. 23) Brion's tutorial is in a tiny room; it should be in E11 or the K. Saal. BREAK 24) No poster sessions planned at this point. The trivia contest needs to be over by 16:30, not carried out during that closing session.
Other issues: conflicts, &c.
- Gerard M. conflicts with Wikisign and with Kennisnet.
He feels strongly about both.