The 80:20 rule
When selecting speakers, it is recommended that locals be given preference over out of towners. The general consensus is to try and keep the outsiders limited to roughly 20% of the sessions while letting the local speakers take up 80% of the sessions. It makes complete sense.
The question is, who is a local for us?
Simple answer: people from Pune. Right answer: You’ll get it after this
- How many WordCamps happened in India in 2013 and 2014?
2 in 2013 (Baroda and Pune) as well as in 2014 (Baroda and Mumbai).
- How many WordCamps this year?
Two, Mumbai and Pune
- How many WordCamps in the rest of Maharashtra, apart from Mumbai and Pune?
- How many WordCamps in the rest of India, apart from Mumbai and Pune?
- How many WordCamps are being planned right now, in Maharashtra or elsewhere in India?
- Should people from the rest of Maharshtra be placed in the 20% slot?
No, we think.
- Should people from the rest of India be placed into the 20% slot?
No, we think.
So, if you live anywhere in India, you are a local for us, although we’d always give preference to a Punekar, then a Maharashtrian (i.e. someone who lives in Maharashtra) and then other Indians.
We’ve even included Hindi and Marathi so all of us locals can have clearer and more meaningful interactions this September.
So, if you or someone you know have anything to share with us, why not let us know.