Please read: Let NVDACon 2017 begin


derek riemer
 

Dear NVDACon planning committee:

Today I would like to announce the beginning of the planning for NVDACon 2017.  Over the last month or so I have been very busy with midterms so delayed the start of the planning of little bit.  I am sorry for doing this, however I must maintain a scholarship so I can finish college.  NVDACon U.S.  Was a great success, however turnout was a bit smaller than I was hoping for.  The good thing is that we have set a precedent for another successful regional NVDACon.  In the next month or so, I plan to organize the planning committee, set up a few things such as a new web site, and new positions.  I plan to create the following positions, if you have suggestions for more positions, please do let me know.

·         Communications and outreach

·         Coach air

·         Social media specialist

·         Secretary (is also responsible for taking notes at meetings and sending out reliable minutes after each meeting).

I’m also going to change the mailing list a bit.  It has come to my attention through looking at the mailing list memberships, that the main NVDACon mailing list has over 40 members on it.  However the announcement list only has 20 members.  I believe this may have been accidental, and it might have been caused by accidental miscommunication.  If you are on this list, and only wish to receive communications about NVDACon, and not be involved in its planning, please let me know and I will move you to be announce only list.  If you have received unwanted emails in the past, I’m sorry.

I will also be creating a subgroup for planning of the NVDACon international conference.  I’m doing this so that the parent list can be used for coordination between a regional conferences and the international conference.

In the next few months we will start planning for the conference.  We should hold a meeting in the next few weeks, simply send me times that you are available.  I will probably due two meetings, so that all people in the world can participate.    The first meeting will be public, however I may make the next meetings private, because of the fact that I started seeing a trend of people coming to planning meetings for NVDACon us to receive NVDA support.  As this is not the purpose of our planning meetings, I do not want to waste committee members valuable time for the planning meetings.  It is unfortunate that we have to do this, but it is also more important that we ensure we have a successful conference and aren’t constantly interrupted by users coming and trying to get NVDA support.  If you disagree with this point, please let me know.

Have a great day,

Derek


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Derek Riemer

  • Department of computer science, third year undergraduate student.
  • Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
  • Open source enthusiast.
  • Member of Bridge Cu
  • Avid skiier.

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Scott VanDeWalle <scottvandewalle2@...>
 

Hi.
I am again interested in this.
Just let me know when and i'll try my hardest to be there.
Thank you
Scott
p.s It might be a bit easier for me to maybe be there this year as i will have a phone so if nothing else, if i'm not in a crowded area i can be involved in that way also.
Have a nice day.


Original message:

Dear NVDACon planning committee:
Today I would like to announce the beginning of the planning for NVDACon 2017. Over the last month or so I have been very busy with midterms so delayed the start of the planning of little bit. I am sorry for doing this, however I must maintain a scholarship so I can finish college. NVDACon U.S. Was a great success, however turnout was a bit smaller than I was hoping for. The good thing is that we have set a precedent for another successful regional NVDACon. In the next month or so, I plan to organize the planning committee, set up a few things such as a new web site, and new positions. I plan to create the following positions, if you have suggestions for more positions, please do let me know.
· Communications and outreach
· Coach air
· Social media specialist
· Secretary (is also responsible for taking notes at meetings and sending out reliable minutes after each meeting).
I’m also going to change the mailing list a bit. It has come to my attention through looking at the mailing list memberships, that the main NVDACon mailing list has over 40 members on it. However the announcement list only has 20 members. I believe this may have been accidental, and it might have been caused by accidental miscommunication. If you are on this list, and only wish to receive communications about NVDACon, and not be involved in its planning, please let me know and I will move you to be announce only list. If you have received unwanted emails in the past, I’m sorry.
I will also be creating a subgroup for planning of the NVDACon international conference. I’m doing this so that the parent list can be used for coordination between a regional conferences and the international conference.
In the next few months we will start planning for the conference. We should hold a meeting in the next few weeks, simply send me times that you are available. I will probably due two meetings, so that all people in the world can participate. The first meeting will be public, however I may make the next meetings private, because of the fact that I started seeing a trend of people coming to planning meetings for NVDACon us to receive NVDA support. As this is not the purpose of our planning meetings, I do not want to waste committee members valuable time for the planning meetings. It is unfortunate that we have to do this, but it is also more important that we ensure we have a successful conference and aren’t constantly interrupted by users coming and trying to get NVDA support. If you disagree with this point, please let me know.
Have a great day,
Derek
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Derek Riemer

* Department of computer science, third year undergraduate student.
* Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
* Open source enthusiast.
* Member of Bridge Cu
* Avid skiier.
Websites:
Honors portfolio <http://derekriemer.com>
Awesome little hand built weather app! <http://django.derekriemer.com/weather/>

email me at derek.riemer@colorado.edu <mailto:derek.riemer@colorado.edu>
Phone: (303) 906-2194


lauracornwell
 

I will say that the times  that we usedfor the planningof NVdAconUs  worked great for me but I can also come more offin  if I need to just let me no.

 

From: intl@NVDACon.groups.io [mailto:intl@NVDACon.groups.io] On Behalf Of derek riemer
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 1:46 PM
To: intl@NVDACon.groups.io
Subject: [NVDACon] Please read: Let NVDACon 2017 begin

 

Dear NVDACon planning committee:

Today I would like to announce the beginning of the planning for NVDACon 2017.  Over the last month or so I have been very busy with midterms so delayed the start of the planning of little bit.  I am sorry for doing this, however I must maintain a scholarship so I can finish college.  NVDACon U.S.  Was a great success, however turnout was a bit smaller than I was hoping for.  The good thing is that we have set a precedent for another successful regional NVDACon.  In the next month or so, I plan to organize the planning committee, set up a few things such as a new web site, and new positions.  I plan to create the following positions, if you have suggestions for more positions, please do let me know.

·        Communications and outreach

·        Coach air

·        Social media specialist

·        Secretary (is also responsible for taking notes at meetings and sending out reliable minutes after each meeting).

I’m also going to change the mailing list a bit.  It has come to my attention through looking at the mailing list memberships, that the main NVDACon mailing list has over 40 members on it.  However the announcement list only has 20 members.  I believe this may have been accidental, and it might have been caused by accidental miscommunication.  If you are on this list, and only wish to receive communications about NVDACon, and not be involved in its planning, please let me know and I will move you to be announce only list.  If you have received unwanted emails in the past, I’m sorry.

I will also be creating a subgroup for planning of the NVDACon international conference.  I’m doing this so that the parent list can be used for coordination between a regional conferences and the international conference.

In the next few months we will start planning for the conference.  We should hold a meeting in the next few weeks, simply send me times that you are available.  I will probably due two meetings, so that all people in the world can participate.    The first meeting will be public, however I may make the next meetings private, because of the fact that I started seeing a trend of people coming to planning meetings for NVDACon us to receive NVDA support.  As this is not the purpose of our planning meetings, I do not want to waste committee members valuable time for the planning meetings.  It is unfortunate that we have to do this, but it is also more important that we ensure we have a successful conference and aren’t constantly interrupted by users coming and trying to get NVDA support.  If you disagree with this point, please let me know.

Have a great day,

Derek

 

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Derek Riemer

  • Department of computer science, third year undergraduate student.
  • Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
  • Open source enthusiast.
  • Member of Bridge Cu
  • Avid skiier.

Websites:
Honors portfolio
Awesome little hand built weather app!

email me at derek.riemer@...
Phone: (303) 906-2194