[Plugtest-org] ODF Plugfest Schedule: Let's work on defining the technical sessions

robert_weir at us.ibm.com robert_weir at us.ibm.com
Wed Jan 19 00:25:23 CET 2011

The response to my last note was underwhelming.:  Oliver and Frank added a 
session.  I added a couple.  But I don't see any others.

So let's try again.

The technical sessions at the Plugfest are driven by you, the 
participants.  If you don't sign up to present something, then this is 
just an opportunity for free Wifi and coffee.  But I think we'd all rather 
continue the pattern of past events and have an engaging set of 
discussions and activities related to ODF and interoperability.

So please go ahead and sign up for a slot.  This is an easy, friendly, 
supporting audience, so don't be shy.  If your topic only requires 15 or 
20 minutes rather than a full half hour, then please go ahead and sign up 
and note the lesser time requirement.  We can shuffle things around on the 
schedule once we know what sessions we have.

If you don't have a login for the wiki, let me know.

If you're looking for ideas, here are some things that I think would make 
good sessions:

1) Any interop scenario based on new ODF 1.2 features: OpenFormula, 
presentation tables, digital signatures, RDF metadata, database front end, 

2) Discussions of proposed ODF-Next features, especially ones that would 
improve interoperability.

3) Interop of ODF with things other than traditional desktop office 

4) An update on OfficeShots

5) An update on the acitivites of the OASIS OIC TC

6) Discussion of forwards/backwards compatibility strategies

7) Interop of MathML in ODF

8) Update on validators

9) Mobile ODF

10) Of course, any scenarios that we can test with the assembled 



Robert Weir/Cambridge/IBM wrote on 01/17/2011 05:53:02 PM:

> Subject:
> ODF Plugfest Schedule:  Let's work on defining the technical sessions
> An outline of the plugfest is up on the wiki:
> http://plugfest.opendocsociety.org/doku.php?id=plugfests:
> 201102_maidenhead:info
> As you can see this will follow the pattern of the Brussels event, 
> with the first day being a set of technical interop sessions, for 
> vendors.  And the second day will be a public session.  The morning 
> of the 2nd day will feature local speakers, and the event sponsors 
> in the UK are organizing that portion of it.
> But I do need your help signing up for sessions in the following areas:
> Day 1:  I've broken the day in 30 minute slots.  Please sign up for 
> any topic that interests you.  It could be a scenario, a 
> demonstration, a position paper, a topic for discussion, a proposal,
> whatever.  Just make it related to ODF and interop.  Since the 
> audience here will be almost entirely engineers on the standards and
> product side, feel free to dive deep.
> Day 2: We'll have an opportunity in the public session, from 
> 1530-1630 to give brief presentations/demos from each vendor. 
> Depending on how many want to present, you will have around 10 
> minutes.  If you are interested, please put your name/product down 
> for that session.
> Finally, if you are planning to attend, please put your name down on
> the wiki page as well.  This does not replace formal registration, 
> but will give us an early idea of who will be attending.
> Regards,
> -Rob

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