The ROS World Executive Comittee met today and we would like to have a few birds of a feather (BoF) discussions during and in between ROS World talks. We’re still figuring out the details but the BoF sessions will be some sort of virtual area where individuals with common interests can meet and chat. To create the BoF sessions I need two things from the community.
- A set of 4-6 BoF topics (e.g. robot show-and-tell, navigation, user interfaces, etc).
- One or two people who are willing to moderate and otherwise help organize each BoF session.
I propose that:
- We propose sessions by having the potential moderator comment below with a session title and description (keep it pithy).
- Community members vote of BoF sessions by smashing the button next to the BoF sessions they are interested in.
Sometime next week I’ll look through the comments and select the top four to six BoF sessions and e-mailing the moderator.
We’re also considering having a quiz bowl during lunch and potentially during breaks. We don’t have a firm plan just yet but if one or two people are interested in volunteering to put together a quiz. The quiz bowl would probably use Kahoot and potentially some sort of virtual meeting room. If I find one or two motivated volunteers I can try to make this happen.
If you have a proposal for some way to add more interactivity to ROS World we’re all ears. Keep in mind that we’re a month a way from the event so we have to keep it simple. Feel free to comment with your ideas below.