BlinkOn 14

Welcome to BlinkOn 14 - we're looking forward to hosting you soon!

If you haven't already done so, please register now. Registration will remain open until May 12th JST / May 11th PST, but we encourage you to register ASAP so that you can stay up to date with the latest information. 

Logistics 

  • Date: May 12-14, 2021 JST / May 11-13, 2021 PST 
  • Time: 7:30am-11am JST / 3:30pm-7pm PST 
  • Location: Virtual 
  • How: Combination of live and recorded sessions, including keynotes, lightning talks, breakout talks, and social events
 
We acknowledge and apologize that APAC time zones are not convenient for everyone, especially in the context of additional responsibilities brought on by COVID-19. To make this event as accessible as possible, we'll record and immediately publish all publicly available talks. We'll also continue to shift future BlinkOns to more fairly distribute the burden of meeting at challenging times.  

Call for Content (Breakout Talks)

The breakout talk sign up closed on May 11th JST / May 10th PST. If you signed up to host a breakout talk, please your add a link to your slides or pre-recorded talk to Column F in this sheet.

Call for Content (Lightning Talks)

The lightning talk sign up closed on April 13th JST / April 12th PST.


Schedule 

View the full schedule of events at bit.ly/blinkon-14-schedule.

Sessions 

All sessions will be conducted over Google Meet. To join a session, click the "Join by GVC" links in the schedule. You can also add the sessions that you're interested in attending directly to your Google Calendar by clicking the "Add to Calendar" links.

Virtual Breakout Talk Best Practices - Google Meet

We understand that there's a lot to consider when presenting and attending virtual breakout talks. That's why we've curated the following best practices for Google Meet.


Presenter Steps


Before your breakout talk, please:

  • Ensure your backup presenter is available
  • Present your slides or pre-recorded talk

    • On the bottom, select Present now

    • Select "Your entire screen," "A window," or "A tab"

      • "A tab" is best for video and animation  

    • Select "Share"

      • You (or your backup presenter) are responsible for presenting your slides or pre-recorded talk

  • If applicable, remove participants

    • [External Attendees] ask a Google participant to remove participants 

    • [Internal Attendees] select "Remove from meeting" in a participant's thumbnail image


During your breakout talk, you can moderate questions using any of the following features
  • Chat - ask participants to:
    • On the top right, select "Chat"
    • Enter their question and then select "Send"
  • Raise hand - ask participants to:
    • On the bottom right, select "Raise Hand"
  • Q&A - ask participants to:
    • On the top right, select "Activities" and then "Q&A"
    • Select "Ask a question" 
    • Enter their question and then click "Post"

Technical Considerations


Chromium on Slack

We'll be using Slack to communicate throughout this event. Please join Chromium on Slack here, and add the following channels:
  • #blinkon
  • #blinkon-room-1
  • #blinkon-room-2
  • #blinkon-room-3
  • #blinkon-helpdesk

Ad-hoc Discussions

If the above channels become too busy (which we hope they do!), we invite you to create your own channels in Slack or calls in Google Meet.

Slack

  • Select the + icon next to "Channels"
  • Select "Create a channel"
  • In the dialog box, type your channel name starting with "blinkon-discuss-" (e.g., blinkon-discuss-foobar), and then Select "Create"
  • After the channel is created, you will be able to invite participants to it, and it will be discoverable from the channel list in Slack

Google Meet

  • Go to meet.google.com
  • Select "New meeting" and then "Start an instant meeting"
  • After you join the meeting, you will be given a URL to share with participants


Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at BlinkOn 14 are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout BlinkOn 14 to help ensure a safe environment for all attendees. As developers and community organizers, we all pledge to respect everyone who attends BlinkOn 14. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Communication must be constructive and never resort to personal attacks, harassment, insults, or other unprofessional conduct.  We promise to extend courtesy and respect to all attendees regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or level of experience. We expect all attendees to do the same. If any member of the community violates this code of conduct, they may be sanctioned or expelled from BlinkOn 14. If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer asap.  


Organizer Contact Information 

  • Planning committee: (e) blinkon@chromium.org
  • Penny McLachlan: (e) pjmclachlan@google.com 
  • Ashley Haman: (Slack) ashleyhaman@chromium.org (e) ashleyhaman@google.com 
  • Shauna Mendelow: (Slack) smendelow@chromium.org (e) smendelow@google.com 
  • Rick Byers: (Slack) rbyers@chromium.org
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