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NY Feedback notes

 

 

What went well?

 

 

Saturday:

FOOD GOOD! 

Sense of community

 

Good topics

 

Grid got everyone involved

 

Session Leaders were knowledgable

 

Session timing was good

 

FREE PARKING

 

Healthy debate

 

Easy to get to - great directions!

 

No pitches, non-commercial

 

Clear ground rules up front

 

Acknoledged people involved

 

Made connections

 

Great communication

 

Sessions were interactive (due to size, content)

 

Breadth and specificity of topics

 

People were friendly, open and helpful.

 

People were available and not buried in their phones

 

Positive tone

 

Well Run (thanks!)

 

Easy sign up

 

Free

 

 

 

Friday:

Panel should have included questions

 

 

 

What could we do better?

 

 

Saturday:

 

 

More Water

 

Spend more time describing ways to participate

 

Hard to hear - space acoustics

 

Waiting period in the morning

 

Could have used a hard copy of schedule

 

Sessions printed and posted around

 

Signaling interest in sessions early on

 

Open sessions in the afternoon for "wildcard" sessions

 

Recorded sessions/podcasting

 

Not enough projectors

 

Later start time

 

hand mics for larger rooms

 

People hiring (would people be able to speak/act freely?)

 

          Block off time for recruiters

 

          Would people come just for recruiters

 

Freelance camp?

 

Knowing people's field & interests

 

          Tags

 

Interaction and shared information with simultaneous LaidOffCamps

 

LaidOffCamp events on front page of LaidOffCamp.org

 

Re-introduce LaidOffCamp concept/logistics after lunch for people who come late 

 

 

 

Friday:

 

 

Keynote not a great use of time

 

Waiting period before start

 

 

 

What else could LaidOffCamp become?

 

 

 

Source of information

 

 

Evolve with the times

 

 

Evolve with new technology

 

 

Skills development

 

 

     online and offline

 

 

     Specialized workshops

 

 

Follow-up meetups on session topics

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's next?

 

 

 

 

Session leader contact info on wiki

 

 

Wiki pages for sessions

 

 

EventVue

 

 

Runway Project

 

 

 

 

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