Thanks for the feedback, everyone (both on and off list). The one-week-to-prepare was, in hindsight, too aggressive. Okay, lesson learned (I hope).
The Virtual Lightning Talks session has been rescheduled to April 29th from 1pm to 2pm Eastern U.S. time. I've reset and updated the sign-up form:
On Apr 1, 2011, at 7:13 PM, Matt Jones wrote:
> I also like this idea, and it also conflicts for my schedule, but I was
> contemplating skipping my other commitment to attend this. Hadn't decided
> for sure, as I was waiting to see a few of the Virtual LT talk titles that
> signed up (hah!).
> Also, I am a bit of a newcomer to code4lib, having never attended the
> conference, and coming from a related but somewhat different community
> (environmental informatics). I thought this might be a good way to hear a
> little more about what is developing in the code4lib community. I
> considered giving a Virtual LT as well, but thought it best to hear a few
> to gauge what might be of interest from my projects.
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Edward M. Corrado <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> I agree with Luciano that the lead time was a bit short for me. Well,
>> maybe not specifically because it was short, but it does conflicts
>> with something else I have to do and I don't have time to reschedule.
>> I really like this idea and I hope it can be successful, so I hope
>> this message brought a rash of sign-ups and it goes on, or it is
>> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Luciano Ramalho <[log in to unmask]>
>>> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Peter Murray <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> So far no one has signed up to present on Monday and only one person has
>> signed up to attend. It sounds like the idea of virtual lightning talks
>> isn't going to fly. If you have feedback (e.g., not interesting, not enough
>> lead time to prepare, wrong time of day/week/year), I'd appreciate hearing
>>> As a Pythonista I am a huge fan of lightning talks, a staple of PyCons
>>> all over the World.
>>> Virtual lightning talks is a novel idea to me, but sounds great.
>>> I'd be interested in attending and even presenting, but I think the
>>> lead time was too short, particularly for an activity intended for
>>> business hours (1:30pm EDT is 2:30pm BRT / UTC-3).
>>> How about trying again, but aiming at a date in late April?
>>> Luciano Ramalho
>>> programador repentista || stand-up programmer
>>> Twitter: @luciano
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