PyConIE Content

History

Following was the formats we chose for the conference content. We are still re-working how best structure the conference so it will suit everyone, and what works and what doesn’t.

2010

  • Saturday
    • Talks x2
    • Workshops
    • Breakfast / x1 Coffee Break / Lunch / x1 Coffee Break / Dinner
  • Sunday
    • Sprints / OpenSpaces

2011

  • Saturday
    • Talks x2
    • Beginners Workshops x1
    • Breakfast / x1 Coffee Break / Lunch / x1 Coffee Break / Dinner
  • Sunday
    • Workshops/Tutorials
    • Sprints / OpenSpaces

2012

  • Saturday
    • Talks x3
    • Beginners Workshops / Tutorials x1
    • Sprints / OpenSpaces x1
    • Breakfast / x1 Coffee Break / Lunch / x1 Coffee Break / Dinner
  • Sunday
    • Talks x3
    • Workshops x1
    • Sprints / OpenSpaces x1
    • Lunch

Lessons Learnt

  • We will not have a sprint-dedicated room anymore, people are happy enough to find somewhere and tap away on their laptop. Openspaces will also not be needed, the gathering of people in the lobby areas are enough (as long as there are seatings around).

  • Beginners Track is pretty popular.
  • Have 2 breaks during the day as well as breakfast and lunch.
    • 1 hour break for lunch was a success in 2012. Feedback was positive regarding time to mingle and not having to rush food and head to next set of talks.
  • Depending on venues, it seems that maximum 5 sponsor tables is enough else people feel it’s just a recruitment fair. We are trying to provide an informal and friendly event.

  • We have had entertainment between 2010 and 2012, this is optional. It will also depend on the venue.