idea for an enhancement

Jens-U.Jens-U. Knowledge Partner
Hi *,

this year's SUSECon (a first to me) was great - lots of content, lots of ideas, many very interesting folks to meet, in an awesome location.

The downside of having so many interesting persons around was on one hand a specific lack of time (could we make that an all month event? :cool: ), and some common channel to solicit one-on-one meetings. I had a really hard time locating the persons I needed to speak to, because of course everyone (including me) was either at an own booth, somebody else's booth, in session or in between.

I'd really like to see an enhancement to the SUSECon app, allowing me to send "meeting requests" to the speakers / partner representatives / persons I know by name, and to receive such invitations and add them to my schedule.

Of course, having a live chat feature would have been great, too, but maybe that's asking for too much ;)

Regards,
Jens

Comments

  • abab Knowledge Partner
    Might not be too hard to integrate with Twitter or something, since they
    have APIs most folks likely have a Twitter account, or could easily. The
    result is that from a course, or a list of presenters/speakers, you could
    send a tweet asking a question, requesting some time, etc. Maybe also
    have the app provide easier access to send e-mails, since everybody should
    have those. Once nice thing about the Twitter option is it would build
    attention for SUSECon where e-mails would not.

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  • Jens-U.Jens-U. Knowledge Partner
    Hi ab,

    > most folks likely have a Twitter account, or could easily

    I'd be more fond of a built-in solution, that does not require registering with an external service.

    > Once nice thing about the Twitter option is it would build
    > attention for SUSECon where e-mails would not.

    That's the only pro side I can see, and it wouldn't be enough to convince *me* to get an account with whatsoever third-party service ;)

    I'd rather see something like an SUSECon jabber service integrated into the app.

    For multi-presenter sessions / key notes, your idea of sending questions live without having to actually interrupt by speaking up, and the presenters deciding when to answer what questions, sounds appealing!

    Regards,
    Jens
  • kgronemankgroneman Administrator
    Thanks. Your request has been passed along to the SUSECon team.
  • kwimmerkwimmer SUSECon Director
    It's a great idea, and one that we're seriously looking at for next year. We're slightly limited by the functionality of the app that we currently have, so investigating options to upgrade it for next year - hopefully to include this kind of functionality!

    Thanks for the feedback. Keep those suggestions coming!
    Kent
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