Speaking from my own experience, I have almost always used the breakouts
blocks to decompress and do anything else but conferencey stuff. Including
going back to my room to take a nap. By that point in the day, Iım so
wiped out and overloaded with ideas that the last thing I want to do is
pull people together to talk about it more. Maybe itıs an
introvert/extrovert thing, but Iım not sure that adding more
breakouts/time for breakouts solves the problem.

In practice, Iıve pretty much always used the dinners to accomplish what
breakouts seem to do for others.


On 2/23/15, 2:22 PM, "Schwartz, Raymond" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I definitely feel it is time for a hybrid.  My thoughts:  How about an
>hour's worth of breakouts sessions each day?  One idea.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>Frumkin, Jeremy A - (frumkinj)
>Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 2:18 PM
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>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4lib 2016 location
>A couple of thoughts:
>1) It takes a lot of effort to put these proposals together. Let's not
>lose sight that both proposals are good proposals, and that's why we have
>a vote. I'm sure there are various opinions on both proposals.
>2) Separate from either proposal, I was struck this year by a greater
>diversity in topic areas for code4lib than I have observed in the past.
>There definitely felt like there was interest in tracks that were not as
>code-focused (such as culture / community, management, etc.). With the
>conference growing to the size it has, I personally feel it might be
>interesting to try a hybrid of single / multi-track, to allow those
>attending an opportunity to have the ability to have some additional
>focus on some theme areas. When we started code4lib, the size of the
>conference was such that a single track made a lot of sense; as the event
>has grown, both in size and maturity, I'd like to suggest that it may be
>worth exploring having both single track sessions and multi-track
>sessions to allow deeper dives by different segments of the attendees.
>Just my $.02
>-- jaf
>Jeremy Frumkin
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>On 2/23/15, 12:09 PM, "Riley Childs" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>I agree, the appeal of code4lib is the single track.
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>>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4lib 2016 location
>>In conjunction with the "distributed location" pre-conferences AND
>>multi-track the proposal is not very appealing.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>>Fox, Bobbi
>>Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 10:51 AM
>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Vote for Code4lib 2016 location
>>Is there wiggle room on the Philadelphia "multiple track" proposal, or
>>do those of us who would prefer single track only have the [not]choice
>>of voting for L.A.?
>>Best regards,
>>> > On Feb 22, 2015, at 8:48 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Hey All,
>>> >
>>> > Just wanted to make everyone aware of the two fantastic proposals
>>> > to
>>> host Code4lib 2016 that have been submitted. The cities of of Los
>>> Angeles and Philadelphia have submitted proposals which are now
>>> available at the official Code4lib Website
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Voting will open tomorrow (UTC so probably already open if you are
>>> reading this) and will remain open until 2015-03-07 08:00:00 UTC
>>> >
>>> > You can vote here (registration required)
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Thanks to the both cities for their submissions.
>>> >
>>> > best regards,
>>> > Francis
>>> >
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