[pgcon-volunteers] Video

Andrea Ross fosslc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 12:05:47 UTC 2017

Dear Greg,

I don't disagree with your comments, but I feel it's worth noting that they
can be addressed for money - typically tens of thousands more. I don't
speak for Dan and others, but I can't imagine it wouldn't have an impact on
registration prices.

Related, other conferences I've been involved with did this, and were
criticized for the higher registration prices making the conference less
accessible and for being "too commercial" having more sponsors. You can't

It's a choice to focus on low cost high value to attendees. To
resourcefully get high quality videos, and preserve the low cost
registration and feel of the conference, might be with the minor items you

Kind regards,


On Jun 7, 2017 19:53, "Greg Stark" <stark at mit.edu> wrote:

> On 7 June 2017 at 08:23, Vik Fearing <vikreykja at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> What cables / adaptors were missing?
> >
> >
> > It seems laptops these days are ill-equiped to deal with VGA.  I don't
> think
> > I hosted a single room where I did not need to provide an adapter for the
> > speaker.
> I would concur. I think the room bag should contain a mini-DP, an
> HDMI, and a USB-C adapter.  It's kind of weird that we can only handle
> VGA but I know getting new capture devices for digital signals would
> be an annoying expense (and splitting would be more complex).
> It's also kind of awful that people have to wear two microphones. It's
> not actually hugely inconvenient but I think it just looks
> unprofessional to people.
> --
> greg
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