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RE: [Xen-devel] Call for Proposals : XenSummit #4, Yorktown NY

I'll look into getting video recording available.  



Simon Crosby
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: M.A. Williamson [mailto:maw48@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Mark Williamson
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 4:36 AM
> To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Daniel P. Berrange
> Cc: Ian Pratt(X); summit-talks
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Call for Proposals : XenSummit #4, 
> Yorktown NY
> > How about requiring people to submit real papers on their chosen 
> > subject, rather than just presentation slides ? The PDFs 
> from papers 
> > presented at OLS are orders of magnitude more useful than 
> slides we've 
> > typically accumulated from previous Xen summits. In 
> particular for all 
> > those Xen community members who can't actually go along to 
> the summit 
> > itself, the slides have very little content to learn from.
> I agree, this would be much more useful as a record of what 
> happened, *and* as additional documentation for the community.
> As a project, we often don't do a good job of documenting 
> exactly what we're up to or the concepts guiding various 
> design choice.  Building up a corpus of proceedings documents 
> seems like a worthwhile improvement if we're already going to 
> the trouble of having the summit!
> > I realize the time constraints until this current summit 
> don't allow 
> > much scope for long/formal writeups, but even just a few of 
> pages of 
> > descriptive text or technical details on the subject could be very 
> > beneficial as a long term record of stuff covered at the summit.
> Yes.  For this summit, at least, the writeups wouldn't have 
> to be polished, or contain complicated studies.  Just a 
> summary of what the talk is about, what people are working on 
> and why, plus copy and paste + discussion of any graphs / 
> diagrams that appear in the accompanying presentation.
> Another option I'd like to suggest is maybe making an audio / 
> video record of the talks available.  Wouldn't have to be 
> good quality but again would give more information than just 
> the slides, plus might be able to record any questions at the end.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> --
> Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat?  
> And no pedals!
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