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Re: Chemnitzer Linuxtage 2022 Call for Presentations/Participation/Lectu

From: Jonas Hahnfeld
Subject: Re: Chemnitzer Linuxtage 2022 Call for Presentations/Participation/Lectures
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 19:48:41 +0100
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Am Montag, dem 10.01.2022 um 15:57 +0100 schrieb David Kastrup:
> Jonas Hahnfeld via Discussions on LilyPond development
> <> writes:
> > Am Mittwoch, dem 15.12.2021 um 23:44 +0100 schrieb David Kastrup:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > after the "big" Linuxtag event folded, the Chemnitzer Linuxtage are the
> > > largest such event in Germany, typically drawing about 2500-3000
> > > visitors each year.  In 2020, they were forced to fold with something
> > > like a week of advance notice.  In 2021, the event was virtual.  In
> > > 2022, this will again be the case.
> > > 
> > > They have turned the floor plan of the lecture hall building normally
> > > used (the "Orangerie") into a walk-through game that opens up Jitsi
> > > sessions at stands and meeting points and connects to Big Blue Button
> > > sessions in the various lecture rooms.  The hallways are, as it was with
> > > the in-person conference, set with project stands where vendors or free
> > > software projects can present their projects and help users and other
> > > interested people with their problems or their questions.
> > > 
> > > This would be an opportunity to set up a LilyPond stand, along with
> > > posters, presentations and people manning the stand, without actually
> > > involving traveling to Chemnitz.  Video conference capable hardware is
> > > all that is required, as is a typical web browser.
> > 
> > sorry for the late reply; I'd be willing to participate in the event
> > and be present at the LilyPond stand. Let me know if you need
> > something for the submission, if you haven't done so already.
> Ok, I messed this one up.  Entry deadline is today.

Not sure, the submission form says 16th, while the latest newsletter
and Twitter says 10th. Maybe they silently extended the deadline?

> The problem with
> the stand is that it's sort of like a real stand: you need to do posters
> and possibly other representation in advance in order to attract
> visitors to engage (get close enough in the virtual walk to enter the
> Jitsi video conference), you really need to have 3 or 4 minimum serving
> the stand because a good part of the time personnel will be on standby
> and/or just talking with one another and for 2 days you want to have
> people available for passersby, the questions will not be interesting
> programming questions or modern composers looking for the best of the
> best but more in line of "how do I even set this up?"  or "I tried
> entering stuff for my band and rather ended up using MuseScore" or "how
> do I input MIDI to LilyPond" and so on.
> And visitors will quite more often than not be German-language (since
> many people return to this conference that know the people and
> organisation and that means that its location in Germany does make quite
> a difference even in this second virtual year), even though official
> conference languages are both German and English.  So it might have made
> more sense to look for volunteers in German-speaking forums but I don't
> actually frequent those.
> So what would be necessary today, if at all, is to conscript a few
> people willing to do some of the leadup work and then serve at the
> virtual stand on the conference date itself.  Without the number of
> people actually able to do pretty much everything involved with a real
> stand job apart from travel (and sadly, apart from participating with
> the great "thank you" dinner that was customary for all active
> participants with the in-person conferences), it would not make sense to
> compete for the limited floor space.
> Um, yeah, that's basically it.
> Do we get there?

Not sure it makes sense with two people, unless you received more
answers privately. We shouldn't be spending the entire weekend in front
of ours PCs...


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