Does Railscamp scale?

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Does Railscamp scale?

  1. 1. Does Railscamp scale? Leveraging synergies Andrew Grimm
  2. 2. Disclaimer <ul><li>None of this is intended to criticize individual organizers, or the hard work they put into railscamp
  3. 3. Aim is to suggest the benefits of different approaches </li></ul>
  4. 4. RORO nights Analog Blog? Lightning talks Presentations Chatting with others over beverages
  5. 5. Hack nights Presentation pitches and voting Coding Demoing what we managed to achieve
  6. 6. Werewolf nights / LAN parties Werewolf First person shooters
  7. 7. Railscamps Coding Presentations Werewolf First person shooters Cards Sleep What we achieved on the weekend Prizes? Asking what others are doing
  8. 8. For increased scalability Presentation pitches and voting Collision avoidance FTW! (Schedule breaks between talks) Presentations Presentation room 1 Presentation room 2 Presentation room 3
  9. 9. Scalability of Railscamps <ul><li>O(1000000): </li><ul><li>Bus transport
  10. 10. Catering
  11. 11. Wireless </li></ul><li>O(1000000 log n): </li><ul><li>Internet caches (apt-get, homebrew, tutorials) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits of bigger railscamps <ul><li>Bigger railscamps => more railscampers
  13. 13. More railscampers => more organizers
  14. 14. More organizers => better specialization
  15. 15. Better specialization => better defined responsibilities </li></ul>
  16. 16. More railscampers FTW! <ul><li>So what if not everyone knows everyone? </li><ul><li>Nobody knows everyone in real life
  17. 17. Learn from people with similar interests </li></ul><li>How are people who book within one day of tickets going on sale more worthy of coming to Railscamp?
  18. 18. Aren't people who aren't already “In the loop”, the new rubyists, the people we want the most? </li></ul>
  19. 19. More rubyistas FTW! <ul><li>We want more rubyists: </li><ul><li>More libraries
  20. 20. Better libraries
  21. 21. Better tools
  22. 22. Less FUD
  23. 23. More cross-pollination
  24. 24. More innovation </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Dealing with oversubscription <ul><li>Ticket quotas? </li><ul><li>Allocate tickets for organizers / tutors
  26. 26. Allocate tickets for ruby newbies </li></ul><li>Ticket lotteries? </li><ul><li>Allow indication of interest for one month after opening
  27. 27. Hold a lottery if there's more people than tickets </li></ul><li>Take a break if been to previous 2 camps? </li></ul>

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