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digitalmars.D - DConf 2013 suggestion

reply Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
Hello all,

Now that we know that DConf 2013 is going to happen (congratulations and thanks 
to everyone!), I had a thought about how it might be possible to give some
extra 
involvement to those who can't physically make it on this occasion.

Since there are already plans for the whole conference to be videoed, how about 
also making it possible for non-attendees to submit video presentations?  These 
could be made available via the conference website together with comment
threads 
where the presenters could get feedback and discuss their work.

A second possibility would be to allow people (whether attending or not) to 
submit proceedings articles.  If there's an interest in this, and in seeing
them 
officially published (preferably in an open access venue), I can put out some 
queries to colleagues in academic publishing to see if we can find a nice
solution.

What does everyone think?  The only doubt I have is that it might tip the 
balance in favour of non-attendance for some people who are sitting on the
fence 
right now.

Best wishes,

     -- Joe
Nov 21 2012
next sibling parent "bearophile" <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Joseph Rushton Wakeling:

 how about also making it possible for non-attendees to submit 
 video presentations?
 ...
 A second possibility would be to allow people (whether 
 attending or not) to submit proceedings articles.

Those seem nice ideas. Bye, bearophile
Nov 21 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On 11/21/2012 04:21 PM, bearophile wrote:
 how about also making it possible for non-attendees to submit video
 presentations?
 ...
 A second possibility would be to allow people (whether attending or not) to
 submit proceedings articles.

Those seem nice ideas.

.... no other thoughts or comments from anyone? :-P
Nov 22 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 11/21/2012 5:33 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
 Hello all,

 Now that we know that DConf 2013 is going to happen (congratulations and thanks
 to everyone!), I had a thought about how it might be possible to give some
extra
 involvement to those who can't physically make it on this occasion.

 Since there are already plans for the whole conference to be videoed, how about
 also making it possible for non-attendees to submit video presentations?  These
 could be made available via the conference website together with comment
threads
 where the presenters could get feedback and discuss their work.

 A second possibility would be to allow people (whether attending or not) to
 submit proceedings articles.  If there's an interest in this, and in seeing
them
 officially published (preferably in an open access venue), I can put out some
 queries to colleagues in academic publishing to see if we can find a nice
solution.

 What does everyone think?  The only doubt I have is that it might tip the
 balance in favour of non-attendance for some people who are sitting on the
fence
 right now.

If people want to submit videos and articles, yes, we can get them published on the conference site. I hadn't thought about a proceedings publication, but perhaps that can be done as an ebook.
Nov 22 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "John Colvin" <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 22:35:35 UTC, Walter Bright 
wrote:
 On 11/21/2012 5:33 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
 Hello all,

 Now that we know that DConf 2013 is going to happen 
 (congratulations and thanks
 to everyone!), I had a thought about how it might be possible 
 to give some extra
 involvement to those who can't physically make it on this 
 occasion.

 Since there are already plans for the whole conference to be 
 videoed, how about
 also making it possible for non-attendees to submit video 
 presentations?  These
 could be made available via the conference website together 
 with comment threads
 where the presenters could get feedback and discuss their work.

 A second possibility would be to allow people (whether 
 attending or not) to
 submit proceedings articles.  If there's an interest in this, 
 and in seeing them
 officially published (preferably in an open access venue), I 
 can put out some
 queries to colleagues in academic publishing to see if we can 
 find a nice solution.

 What does everyone think?  The only doubt I have is that it 
 might tip the
 balance in favour of non-attendance for some people who are 
 sitting on the fence
 right now.

If people want to submit videos and articles, yes, we can get them published on the conference site. I hadn't thought about a proceedings publication, but perhaps that can be done as an ebook.

I agree. This would be an interesting way to get a slightly more formal insight in to the D community than the newsgroup and IRC. Perhaps if some of the corporate/business guys were encouraged to write something about their perspectives on D, that would be particularly good.
Nov 22 2012
prev sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On 11/22/2012 11:35 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
 If people want to submit videos and articles, yes, we can get them published on
 the conference site. I hadn't thought about a proceedings publication, but
 perhaps that can be done as an ebook.

I'll have a chat to some colleagues about the latter and see what might be done in that respect.
Nov 23 2012