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November 21, 2012
DConf 2013 suggestion
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
November 21, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 suggestion
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
November 22, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 suggestion
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
November 22, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 suggestion
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.
November 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 suggestion
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.
November 23, 2012
Re: DConf 2013 suggestion
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.
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