XSF Discussion - 2012-01-18

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  15. goffi g'day
  16. Kev Morning.
  17. kevin Good Morning
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  32. Ashley Roach hola!
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  34. stpeter hey
  35. Kev Af'noon.
  36. stpeter (sorry, on the IETF Tools Team call so a bit distracted)
  37. Ashley Roach no worries, i miraculously paid attention to my calendar, and so i was able to attend in time :)
  38. stpeter not sure if our Chair is available
  39. Neustradamus Hi all, I have a new remark :D It is possible to change: "This is JUser -- a mailing list for end users of Jabber clients." => "This is JUser -- a mailing list for end users of Jabber/XMPP clients."
  40. stpeter Neustradamus: fixed
  41. Neustradamus stpeter: thanks :)
  42. Kev I think Dave isn't going to be available, judging by his comments in other MUCs.
  43. stpeter well, I'm still on the phone, but here's where I think we are on FOSDEM/Summit
  44. stpeter we need to finalize the speaker list / schedule
  45. stpeter I might have time to work on that later today or tonight, but probably tomorrow
  46. stpeter we need to submit it to the FOSDEM folks by the 21st
  47. stpeter I now have credentials to use their tool to do this (previously only Ralph had credentials)
  48. dwd Back, sorry. Was expecting to have been back a little earlier.
  49. stpeter so that's the most pressing concern
  50. stpeter Florian is following up about real-time lounge furniture and such
  51. dwd We also have t-shirts to worry ourselves over.
  52. stpeter we need to organize the lounge a bit more seriously
  53. dwd Yes - we have a fair number of demos and people, but we're lacking in equipment, furnishings, etc.
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  55. stpeter I still need to follow up on some of the equipment
  56. stpeter Neustradamus: we're having a meeting right now, could you wait about posting further little nits?
  57. Neustradamus stpeter: yes ok!
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  59. stpeter Neustradamus: but I fixed that bug :)
  60. dwd I *think* our major problem is going to be furnishings rather than equipment. I've a feeling that we can find projectors and suchlike if not from Cisco, then from somewhere.
  61. dwd And worst case we can do without anything beyond a few laptops, as long as the place looks the part.
  62. Neustradamus stpeter: ok ah, I discover a lot of bugs :D
  63. stpeter I did reserve rooms at the Cisco office but I need to follow up with people in Diegem to find out exactly what they've assigned to us, plus I need to order lunch
  64. stpeter dwd: Florian was following up about furnishings but I've not heard more about that
  65. dwd On the t-shirts front, I think I can sort out t-shirts, the tricky bit is that our current pricing includes VAT - I believe we can avoid VAT (although as we're selling in the EU, it's not 100% clear), but it's not very clear how.
  66. stpeter dwd: I think Will might have insights, since he ordered the shirts last time (or the time before, I can't recall)
  67. dwd The hooded T's which I thought would be awesome have been discontinued, they've offered us a good rate on actual hoodies, but it's tighter than I hoped - especially if we can't get out of VAT.
  68. dwd stpeter, I think possibly both times.
  69. dwd stpeter, And yes, I shall seek advice, I sometimes talk to Will anyway.
  70. dwd stpeter, But I suspect that having the XSF issue a purchase order will, likely, come into it somewhere.
  71. dwd stpeter, Oh, and I think we may actually have too many talks, now.
  72. dwd Pulling some onto Friday could be a reasonable option.
  73. dwd (Depending on the audience).
  74. dwd I can also shorten mine, if it's put after the Bowser ID chap.
  75. Kev dwd: Was your intention with the Peter/Remko/Kev talk to be Q&Aish, or 101ish?
  76. Kev Or something else entirely?
  77. dwd I was anticipating a kind of mud wrestling thing.
  78. dwd No, really, I was hoping for a 101ish thing.
  79. dwd I was hoping to handle the Q&A "Ask The Experts" thing by having a question or two as speakers change over.
  80. dwd But my main concern with the talks currently is that we have a very tight schedule, now, and no slack whatsoever.
  81. stpeter (sorry, got interrupted)
  82. dwd Going by previous years, we will simply never get to FZ/JS's talk, for instance.
  83. stpeter dwd: yes, I think we might want to push some talks to Friday
  84. stpeter dwd: e.g., mine :)
  85. dwd I was going to suggest yours.
  86. Kev Talks to XMPP people, instead of talks selling XMPP, can probably be moved.
  87. stpeter so I will look at that after the IESG telechat tomorrow, or tonight if I can finish my telechat prep today
  88. stpeter Kev: exactly
  89. dwd My "Welcome" chat is basically fluff to cover your setup, BTW - "Look, MSFT and Skype do XMPP now! Join the XSF! There's the RTL!".
  90. stpeter yep
  91. stpeter so I think we'll be fine
  92. dwd So I'll do that over the top of people walking in, and once the room's settled hand to you guys.
  93. stpeter I notice that the FOSDEM folks say "you might want to schedule a break so people don't get too tired"
  94. stpeter https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/devroom-managers/2012-January/000005.html
  95. Kev I hadn't seen that, but had thought that.
  96. dwd Yeah, we scheduled some web talks when everyone can leave. ;-)
  97. Kev An hour off for lunch would make things much better.
  98. dwd Also provides a slack point to get back onto schedule.
  99. stpeter dwd: yes
  100. Kev Quite.
  101. dwd Oh, reminds me - I had discussed with Florian about ensuring that a sandwich run happens for the guys at the stand. (ie, someone dashes down to the cafe and grabs enough sandwiches and drink for the helpers there).
  102. stpeter dwd: yes, that's important
  103. stpeter so when shall we schedule the break?
  104. Kev Do we have plans about manning the stand?
  105. stpeter Kev: in the works :)
  106. Kev Jolly good.
  107. stpeter I've been focusing on the devroom first
  108. stpeter I think it would be best to have people sign up for shirts at the lounge
  109. stpeter instead of hoping that folks show up
  110. stpeter er
  111. dwd Shifts.
  112. stpeter shifts
  113. stpeter yeah
  114. stpeter doing too many things at once here :)
  115. dwd I had to parse that twice before it made sense. :-)
  116. stpeter sorry :)
  117. dwd So - other than furniture - I think we're good.
  118. stpeter at least on track
  119. dwd Right.
  120. stpeter I'll add an RTL sign-up area to the wiki page
  121. dwd I was being slightly more up-beat than that.
  122. dwd Oh, Dinner sponsorship - I do know we're on track there as well.
  123. Kev Yay :)
  124. dwd Last I heard, we were breaking even. But then again, not all the Isode folk have signed up yet...
  125. Kev I have!
  126. stpeter when do the stands open?
  127. dwd iono.
  128. stpeter ok
  129. stpeter will find out
  130. stpeter might also be 11, but could be earlier
  131. dwd For the RTL, we need both reasonable coverage of demos through the day, and also general staffing, and "XMPP Expert" staffing, too.
  132. dwd The latter two can mix.
  133. stpeter http://fosdem.org/2012/schedule/days indicates the start time might be 09:00
  134. stpeter dwd: good point
  135. dwd OK. Anything else to go over?
  136. stpeter not today, I think
  137. dwd OK. I'll be about (in here) tomorrow to thrash out the talk schedule.
  138. dwd Thanks all, then.
  139. Ashley Roach thanks!
  140. stpeter dwd: thanks
  141. stpeter dwd: I have the IESG telechat in the morning tomorrow but after that I'll be free
  142. stpeter http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/FOSDEM_2012#Help_at_the_Real_Time_Lounge updated with volunteering opportunities :)
  143. ralphm waves
  144. ralphm stpeter: did I mention I have credentials for filling in the schedule at the FOSDEM site?
  145. stpeter ralphm: no, but yaloki told me and I have credentials now, too
  146. ralphm stpeter: heh
  147. ralphm I haven't been keeping up with things
  148. ralphm the list of demos for the RTL seems a bit thin
  149. stpeter ralphm: I think we're doing well on the talks, just need a bit of culling and further organization
  150. stpeter ralphm: indeed
  151. stpeter ralphm: I'm about to post to summit@ about that
  152. ralphm What about how the RTL is dressed up?
  153. ralphm Any news on that?
  154. stpeter Florian was pursuing that, but I don't have news
  155. ralphm I'd be more than happy to be your alternate on sunday, btw
  156. stpeter ok :)
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