Open Space Format and BoFs


Date: Tuesday, March 3

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 PM

Location: Salon G-J

For those unfamiliar with BoFs and unconference format please see the following Wikipedia entries:

  • Unconference
  • Open Space Format
  • BoFs
It's probably a good idea also to have a read of What is an Unconference?

Outside of Salon E you will find a whiteboard with pens. It will have a matrix on it.
The columns are the available rooms and the rows are the available timeslots. It's COMPLETELY OPEN to anyone pick up a pen and write in a "cell" a proposal title of what to do in the room at that time; be it a talk, tutorial, BoF, discussion. For example "Discuss the spectrum commons" or "Hands on with an open Base Station Transceiver".

It's COMPLETELY OPEN for people to decide if to attend or not; they vote with their feet.

More specifically the whiteboard should look like this:

                                   Salon G    |    Salon H    |    Salon I    |    Salon J

That means there are upto eight proposed uses (per day). It works on a first come first serve basis in terms of booking one of the eight slots (by writing a proposal in a cell).

When writing a proposal in a cell please put in a title (large), your name (small) and if applicable company or organization (small).