FOSS4G Program Review

It’s program review time for FOSS4G 2007! In the spirit of open source and Web 2.0, we are looking for the “wisdom of crowds” to help us choose the optimum conference program! The idea is that everyone who is planning on going to FOSS4G goes to the program review page, goes through a review session, and selects the session of most interest to them. The committee then uses that information to choose a program and assign things to appropriately sized rooms.

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos

Remember, if you don’t participate, you lose out on complaining rights…

The program will be selected July 13, so get your votes in before then!

Deadlines and Such

“The prospect of one’s eminent demise wonderfully clarifies the mind’s focus.”
– Samuel Johnson

The FOSS4G 2007 call for presentations deadline has now come and gone, and never have I seen such a large and varied population of procrastinators assembling in one place. Check out the profile of submissions by day:

 2 | 2007-06-24
 2 | 2007-06-25
 8 | 2007-06-26
13 | 2007-06-27
39 | 2007-06-28
73 | 2007-06-29

Way to plan ahead guys! Half the presentations submitted in the last two days if the call.

The final tally of submissions was 213, which we will have to winnow down to 120 oral presentations and N posters. You can see the list of submissions as a KML file or an RSS feed.

Abstract Submission KML

I am way, way, way too amused by this:

Refractions @ FOSS4G

I think we have a great set of submissions this year, so I have my fingers crossed that lots of them make the cut.

Less than a week left until the close of the Call for Presentations and then we move on to the community program review process.

Personal Relevance

Here’s a fun Google nugget. This query:

Returns FOSS4G 2007 as the top result (yay!) when I execute it while logged into my Google account, but as the second result when I execute it while logged off.