Have community events to be in the weekend? – A speakers perspective
It is now quite common that SAP Inside Tracks happen at a Saturday. The Friday before is often used for a code jam.
Attending an event on Saturday is convenient and cheap for the participants. No need to use holidays or arrange with the company or customer to get the free time needed. And often the event is hosted also in the own city.
This is different from the perspective of a speaker who attends multiple SAP Inside Tracks during the year. She or he has to pay for hotel and transportation himself.
Organizers of a SAP Inside Track are often happy to have speakers from other cities. Would it not be better for the work life balance of speakers (and attendees) if events are on working days whenever possible?
So I propose:
- SAP Inside Tracks should be more often on working days
- SAP Kids Tracks should remain on a Saturdays
If a SAP Kids Track is on a Saturday after the SAP Inside Track, it is possible to speak at a SAP Inside Track and then work as volunteer on a Kids Track.
What Do you think?