Monday, August 18, 2008

Akademy 2008 ended

Last Friday (15.08.2008) the Akademy 2008 officially ended. Thursday was the day of the 'Boat Trip on the rivers Dijle, Ruppel and Schelde'. It was a really nice trip with drinks, finger food and a delicious barbecue. The right event/place to discuss KDE and opensource topics with different people.

The conference was really a great event. Many interesting talks, discussions and new information. Thanks to all attendees and the organization team.

What I really missed (again) was a list of all attendees. With some of the information we filled out on registration as e.g. Name, E-mail address, IRC nickname. But also information about: how long (and on which days) a person will be at the conference, what a attendee contributes to KDE or on what he/she is working and maybe also the 'Remaining information' field if there are usefull information. All this would make it much easier to find and contact the correct people. There were so many new attendees this year that it was really hard to find what they do and if it would be important do speak to one of them. There is room for improvement.

Next year the Akademy is planed on the same place as the GUADEC: Gran Canaria. The content of both conferences will be independently, but there will be a number of cross-over sessions for all attendees.
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2 comments:

jospoortvliet said...

The info about attendants is definitely available - but I wonder if it could be made public, due to privacy concerns. You do have a point, though, maybe next year we need to allow attendants to make their attendance clear if they want to.

Danny said...

I understand the privacy conserns, but the info should be at least available for registered attendees.

Maybe there should be a checkbox. By default the info is visible for others, but the user can prevent some or all info to get public via the checkbox.