I would love to join the NixCon again this year.
Here is a thought, which took some time to formulate.
I (and others) would like to propose another structure.
In short 2 days hacking/socializing and 1 day talks.
We are a small community, and as long that is the case,
I think discussions work much better for sharing knowledge
and bootstrap projects.
Talks are a very good thing for larger communities,
where you want to reach a lot of people at once,
e.g. via stream.
I still see talks as an important part of the
NixCon, but I would love to see
the Topics more concentrated on
“important” things, like.
- what are the future problems we face?
- what are the current problems we face?
To name my least favorite type of Talks (in general) are
I also think that this strucuture of the NixCon
would fit better, because the people who attend to
the NixCon are not interessted in installing and using Nix/NixOS,
they most likely already have installed it.
I would even state that the majority of visitors
are very active members of the Nix community.
So instead of preaching to the choir,
lets use the NixCon to
get in touch with other members and
focus on the future.
(Sorry this is so late, I had the text for 2 month now, but forgot to post it here, if I’m to late, mabye theses thoughts can be taken into account for the next NixCon)