Sixth planning meeting 2012

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Org Meeting
Place:CTH Johanneberg — EDIT-room


  • Organization
    • todos
    • Mailing list
    • Routines for invitations to meetings - how/who/where?
    • timeline
      • deadlines for track organizers
  • Date and place for FSCONS 2012
    • Date: the 9/10/11 November have been proposed
      • Should the conference be on 4 days (with a keynote on Thursday) like in 2011?
    • Venue: the workshops at Språkbanken and the ITU for the main event.
      • Deadline for the answer? (at most the same date as last year) We now have a positive confirmation for itu.--Ljo 14:40, 18 May 2012 (CEST)
      • Designation of a contact person for the venue. LJO assigned Mathias Klang to be this contact person.
  • Survey - what is the purpose and how will it be used? How are the results used today?
    • Discussion lead by Nahid
  • Keynote speaker
  • Tracks
    • what tracks do we have?
    • any incoming proposals
  • Social event: Berg211 inquiry about dates and booking
  • CFP last minute comments
  • Other questions
  • Next meeting?


  • DECISION: Organisation: The managers as decided May 18th, Grégoire and Leif-Jöran, which prepare and follow up overall items suggested to have a permanent presidium whenever possible to make the meetings coherent.
    • The tasklists prepared in their management meeting from the previous five meetings will be put into the wiki and at later meetings be kept in sync after each meeting.
    • Sign items by resonsible person in agenda.
    • Written proposals are preferred.
  • DECISION: Mailinglists, old lists are deleted, New organisation is now created. Who else needs one? TODO: Template:Trim (User:Grégoire)
  • DECISION: Timeline: Tickets sale should start August 1st.
    • Discussionon potentially have money back guarantee. Though a fixed number of cheap tickets has shown to be best incentive for early registration yet.
  • DECISION: Dates are set as previously discussed 9-10-11 of November. Potentially an evening session on the 8th + follow up discussion as done in 2011. ITU is confirmed.
  • DECISION: Survey should be used. Show results to be used in feedback feedback. Interactive where possible. Ask aspects for questions based on their perspective. Should preferrably be performed in all three phases pre-, during , and post conference. One person had a wish to try to keep number of top level questions down.
    • TODO: Template:Trim (User:Ljo) Property "Has description" (as page type) with input value "Comments_on_the_manifesto_from_FSCONS_2011|Manifesto feedback" contains invalid characters or is incomplete and therefore can cause unexpected results during a query or annotation process.

  • DECISION: Keynote deadline for voting by organisation committee participants meeting after next (next is May 29th).
    • Equal gender division as previous year, One person brought up to keep in mind peoples labels on the actual persons. ==> Factor to keep track of over the years.
  • DECISION: Bylines are obligatory for the tracks. We no have: The six confirmed incl Stians


  • DECISION: Berg211 request handed over to Social events aspect.
  • DECISION: Hardware wants extension with 2 days for Budget request. Granted.
  • DECISION: Next meeting on Tuesday May 29th at 17:30 in EDIT:edit room (Chalmers)
  • Notes:
    • Hardware needs/wants help with inventory on May 31st 16:00 and onwards.
  • Old notes:
    • Tracks that should be in the CFP should be given to Leif-Jöran ASAP!
    • Budget requests from the aspects should be in by the end of the month.

Oliver's opinion, proxied by Rikard

Oliver let me know via email that he wanted this to be expressed as his input during the meeting (which he couldn't attend):

Jag föreslår Allison Randal som en Keynotespeaker
se wiki för fakta vem hon är . Hon gav ett tal på förra
årets LinuxCon med titeln "the fallicty of the zerosum
game" och som gick ut på att aktörer på en marknad
inte alltid tävlar om ett givet antal resurser.

Personligen tycker jag att det skulle vara intressant med en
en kvinnlig talare med teknisk bakgrund eftersom att föregående
år har de kvinnliga talarna främst haft en bakgrund inom
samhällsvetenskap, sociologi etc. Vilken bild ger vi
av FSCONS om alla kvinnliga keynotespeakers har den
typen av bakgrund, att kvinnor inte kan/ska programmera?

Tror dessutom att det skulle bli något enklare att få
sponsoring om vi kan nämna att Ubuntu's tekniska
arkitekt kommer att vara keynotespeaker.

In English: Oliver nominates Allison Randal for keynote. She has given a talk on LinuxCon on the topic "The fallacity of the zerosum game". Oliver suggests that we have a female speaker with a technical background, since the previous female speakers seem to have come from social sciences, rather than a pure technical background. He also thinks Randal will be a good name when contacting sponsors.

//:Rikard 13:11, 21 May 2012 (UTC)