Choosing sessions: how to vote, and next weeks' schedule
In the previous post, we provided several tips about proposing a session. This time we will take a look at how sessions are picked, and we also draw some circles on the calendar since DrupalCamp is now getting closer.
Each website registered user can vote for sessions. In this context, voting means expressing your interest for the session's subject. Voting a sessions doesn't prevent from voting other sessions. Each user can vote each session only once, but you can change your mind at any time and how many times you want, at least until voting operations are officially closed.
Each session page displays how many votes a session has received.
Votes from the website audience are not the only means for picking the right sessions by the event organizing staff; they are a very important part of the process (even more if lots of people vote) but after reading the voting results, other matters will be taken into account, such the presence of duplicate sessions, theme overlapping, consistency in the "tracks" identified in order to build meaningful thematic sequences, according to the available spaces. All in all, beside the public's votes, the organizing staff's final evaluation will give shape to the defined event program.
Here are the calendar steps in the process described before:
- September 12th - last day for proposing a session
- September 17th - last day for voting sessions
- September 19-20th - publication of the list of chosen sessions and first draft of the event program
- Do you still remember that DrupalCamp will be hel in Torino on October 2nd…?
After the first draft of the program is published, small changes to the program itself are likely to happen, in order to better fit each speaker's needs, especially regarding transportation from/to places far away from Torino.