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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: To extend or not...
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:00:33 GMT
Just as an example of the importance of this, OpenOffice will pass 10M
downloads sometime today. This will create a good amount of press buzz
within the AOO community. It's an ideal time for the AOO PPMC to push
the conference and the AOO track there. However, without any
understanding of the current state of play in terms of talk
submissions, deadlines etc. it is hard for the team to come up with a
sufficiently upbeat message that matches reality.

I imagine other track chairs are experiencing similar frustrations. By
giving them information we can mobilize the volunteers attached to
those tracks.


On 31 July 2012 16:57, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> The deadline for submissions is in a few days. We had months of fog
> and then a very short time for proposals to be submitted. This has
> made it very very difficult for track chairs to drum up support -
> people are on holiday, busy etc. To make things worse I don't think
> track chairs are able to see who has proposed and who has not. This
> makes it impossible for chairs to "gently nudge" likely candidates.
> I understand that traditionally people submit their talks very close
> to deadline. I also understand that we probably don't want to
> pre-announce an extension. However, I think making chairs aware of
> what to expect would be a good idea. Or even better letting chairs
> indicate whether they feel an extension will make much of a difference
> to their own tracks.
> When can we give chairs some visibility into their tracks? If its not
> possible to give them log-in access can we export to a spreadsheet or
> something on a periodic basis (ideally daily)
> When can we expect a decision on extension or not?
> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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