[amsat-bb] Symposium Information - BOFS

Emily Clarke emily at planetemily.com
Mon Sep 25 16:57:51 PDT 2006

For those of you who are attending the Symposium there is a new 
feature we are going to try this year called BOFS - Birds Of a 
Feather Sessions.  BOFS are generally free-form meetings that are 
held after-hours and may be called by anyone wishing to start a 
discussion group.  They have been common at software conferences I've 
gone to in the past and were very popular.  An example of a BOF for 
the AMSAT Symposium might be to start a discussion about 
groundstation antennas.

I have set aside two rooms (one holding 12 people, another holding 
20) beginning at 6pm on Friday evening.

The procedure is pretty straightforward:

1) Develop a title for your BOF - say "Homebrew Groundstation Antennas"
2) Estimate the amount of time you would like for your BOF - BOFS 
usually last 30 minutes or an hour
3) Go to the registration desk and tell someone there that you want 
to start a BOF.  They will give you a flip-chart sized (2 foot by 3 
foot) Post-It note and assign you a room and time.
4) Write your title, time and room on the large Post-It note and tack 
it on the wall outside of the Symposium meeting room.

And that's it!



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