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Thursday May 26, 2005
10:09 AM

Accepting/refusing talks

[ #24890 ]
One would think it would be easier.

Sometimes, it is, like for instance when a very good speaker submits a very good talk proposal which has no conflicts with any other.

Most times, it isn't.

There's a guy who submitted four talks and all of them are good (the problem here is to choose which ones to accept). There's three guys who submitted what looks like the same talk (we'll have to ask for details, in these cases). There's a couple of talks we just can't understand what they're about, regardless of how long we stare at the description... :-)

Plus, it's a whole bunch of talks, and we also have other things to do (jobs, etc), so we can't afford the time to start on one end and proceed to the other one without stopping, which means we still haven't been able to look at all talks.

More details soon.

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  • The conference committee for YAPC::NA read through proposals sporadically as they were submitted, but the plan all along was that we had all committed to spending the full day Saturday and Sunday together in a borrowed boardroom, the weekend after the proposal deadline had passed.

    (The preliminary reading turned out to be only partly useful - a huge number of submissions came in on the last day or two before the deadline, right up to and beyond the deadline in fact. Because of this last minute submission p