Re: Agenda experiment for IETF 103 in November in Bangkok

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Mon, 14 May 2018 20:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: Agenda experiment for IETF 103 in November in Bangkok
To: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>, Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com>, Loa Andersson <loa@pi.nu>, Paul Wouters <paul@nohats.ca>, Linda Dunbar <linda.dunbar@huawei.com>
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Replying to the thread in general rather than any one message: most of 
the responses so far have been focusing on perceived efficacy of 
informal meetings on Friday (which is good feedback, although I suspect 
it will be better informed after the experiment is run).

I have yet to see any comments on the fact that we have O(30) working 
groups ask not to be scheduled on Fridays every single meeting. One of 
my personal hopes for this experiment is that we learn whether we can 
avoid these requests (and the consequent scheduling complications, which 
are non-trivial) by simply removing the broadly unwanted Friday slots 
from consideration altogether.

I am curious if anyone has thoughts about how this particular scheduling 
difficulty can be addressed beyond what we might learn from the Bangkok 
experiment.

/a