Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hearsay at Irsee

I often think of EuroPLoP as three days of intensive create outpouring by a bunch of very intelligent people. Before we come to the conference most people (over 75%) have written a paper, they have revised the paper and many people have already helped others by shepherding the paper.

Then at the conference we review the paper and suggest improvements. These improvements and the debate is a creative process.

We also have focus groups were people get together to analyze problems and suggest solutions - more creativity.

And in between the workshops and focus groups we have an art studio anyone can visit, we have a evening of conference wide art creativity, people write songs and we produce our own magazine each day of conference. All creative.

The magazine is more of a newsletter, typically 4 or 6 pages and is called Hearsay - a play on the name of the venue, Irsee. Hearsay is a mix of jokes, funny stories, conference pictures and serious information which people want to share with other participants.

Normally these newsletter are only available at the conference but this year we've decided to put them on line, so here they are:
Hearsay is edited by the student helpers at the conference. This year we have André Santos and Andreas Ratzka to thank.

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