Here’s my during devroom scribbled notes in a better format.
What we can improve
from @jan above
– A printed schedule of the devroom at the booth would be great! (It already is at the room, right?)
– To spread the workload, but also to get people connected, we should ask people already during the call for proposals process to help out with a shift at the booth.
Agree. As we’re growing we’re all stretched.
We also need more people involved in the devroom on the day. Only because we were a team of @victoria-bondarchuk, @evalica and I did we manage to do it.
– put a laptop/tablet at the booth for people to post jobs to the jobs board. Or at least advertise it “Have a design job? We’ll help you post it on our jobs board” etc…
– Put together a 1 page handout of “what Open Source Design is and does”
People keep asking, “what is open source design?” This year one person asked for something they could read on the train home. This could be as simple as a modified version of the OSD start page.
This could answer some of the questions we get every year:
- “oh so you’re a consultancy?”
- “what do you mean by design?”
- “how much do you charge?”
- “is there a fee for posting a job ad?”
- “does OSD do free training for FOSS devs/projects”?
– add the devroom proposal accept/reject email templates to the repo
I’ll do this.
– update the “fosdem devroom prep” thread with something I learned this year
I’ll do this.
– find a way to automate the twittering about the devroom
Is this possible? We were manually scheduling the tweets announcing the next devroom. There must be a better way!
– put together a “tips list for during the devroom” for the next co-ordinator
I’ll do this.
– put together an easy way for people to give feedback on talks in the devroom
The pentabarf way is really awkward (you need to know the talk name, the event number, go to the schedule website…etc). So far we’ve had very little feedback on talks. It’s not necessary, but it can help speakers, and us.
I like @evalica’s QRCode survey
– after the devroom ends, send out a survey to speakers about their experience in the devroom
Make a new one, or use the survey I put together. 
– during the devroom, advertise the attendee survey to get their feedback of the devroom
Here’s the one I created. 
What was good
– devroom was almost full, if not full from the 1st talk
– new people I spoke to at the booth. The continued positive reaction to “design” in FOSS makes me happy
– the number of new people that came to the devroom. I asked many if they’d been before, and they said no
– devroom setup has gotten even easier
– devroom co-ordinatoring team was great
– the diversity of people there
– the quality of the talks
– the design panel was brilliant. I think this is worth a blogpost summarising what was said. Well done @evalica and everyone involved.
– dinner was great (but a lot of work …maybe next year?)
- Devroom speaker survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WFQ5WCM
- Devroom attendee survey: https://t.co/CS7eNhQV8Y