[Wine] Rethinking WineConf

tparker at etherstorm.net tparker at etherstorm.net
Tue Jan 10 10:14:17 CST 2012

On 1/10/2012 10:23 AM, Jeremy White wrote:
> So then let's imagine that users now feel welcome, and they come in
> droves.  Aside from going to the pub, what would make for a good conference?

As far as meetings/presentations go, if users are welcome and it's 
assumed that some who attend will be newbie users then it might be good 
to have someone give a basic (understandable by non-programmers) outline 
of how Wine works, why it works the way it does, limitations, and ways 
non-programmer users can contribute to the project. I know some of this 
is already readable online, but pages of text do not have the same 
impact on all users as a short presentation and question session might.

Sometimes in other conferences I have noticed that having a few seasoned 
users/devs sit in on newbie talks also helps to highlight areas that 
those in the know do not realize are issues for new people or things 
that have been overlooked for improvement because the people already 
using them are comfortable with the work arounds and tricks.

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