Thank you! We just have one, but not finalising yet.
Your topic is highly relevant.
There will be 10 minutes per talk.
Here is the schedule for the event:
6pm: The organisers - Stephen from Owlstand, Suraj from Bettingwin, an additional TBA speaker and anyone else involved in the event from our side such as Tezos board members, camera crew etc. will arrive.
6-7:30pm: Setup of laptops, projectors, recording equipment and any other general event preparation will take place.
7-7:30pm: Guests/attendees will begin to arrive.
7:30pm: The introduction talk thanking people who attended, introducing the speakers and outlining the next hour and a half will begin.
7:40pm: First speaker
8/8:10pm: Second speaker
8:30/8:40pm: Third speaker
9/9:10pm-10pm: Conclusion talk thanking the audience etc. - At this point we will give out the ordered pizzas and hold the room for networking - allowing people to mingle with each other, chat to the speakers and enjoy their pizza!
We can see if we can fit one more speech or leave it to next event.
I strongly recommend you not pack in four hours of talks and events for a meetup. People will be burned out and exhausted less than halfway through. Successful meetups of this sort usually have one long talk of maybe 45 minutes to one hour duration, maybe start with a couple of community announcements, and are never more than 1.5 or perhaps maybe 2 hours long end to end, with socializing in a pub or similar location after the event ends. You are also never going to get a useful talk on OCaml packed in to ten minutes, and you are not likely to get an interesting and serious speaker on the topic if that’s all the time you offer them to present.
I think you should not expect, under the circumstances, that you’re going to get a lot of enthusiasm from technical speakers. People normally expect that they’re going to get a long slot, that there will only be one long technical talk in an evening (because if people are listening to a serious technical talk there’s a limit to how much they can absorb), and that they as speakers are going to be treated quite well by the inviting organization since they’re not being paid to show up. Even the level of disorganization seems off-putting. That said, I don’t expect you’re going to treat my comment seriously, which is a shame.
Hi Perry, there will be 3 topics and maximum half hour for each talk. My topic is: The motivation of spending in proof of stake systems. Then Suraj will present BettingWin, a dapp built on Tezos. Then Richard will talk about OCaml development.
It’s more like a community gathering rather than seminars.
I did take your comment seriously and shorten our talks.