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Thank you for coming to EMF 2014. Please do the following:

Please let us know what went well and what didn't go well at EMF this year. We really do care about your feedback and we'll try and improve this for next time.

Add your feedback below:

Good Stuff

  • Location
  • Badges
  • Variety of talks
  • Showers
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Parking
  • Shuttle trailer to car park

Stuff that could be improved

  • Buy more beer! Russ (talk)
  • Toilets... 'nuff said! AndyB (AndyB)
  • More food and drink options
  • Survey positions of lanes/tents/DKs as early as possible before items arrive and mark out.--Sully (talk) 12:06, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
    • This was planned but we were let down by the rather poor state of mobile GIS software.
  • Make it longer! There was loads of cool stuff I didn't have change to check out :( After all that work everyone does, it was a shame I couldn't experience it all! (Chewie)
  • Visibility of presentations in tents (brighter projectors/darker tents??) (User:StuartL)
  • washing points over drains/soakaway so the ground doesn't get muddy (Chewie)
  • Mark out/allocate spaces for villages who had pinpointed locations on maps (User:Markp)
  • Use more plasma screens in stages instead of projectors (User:Markp). Or (better, as then the speaker can point to things) black fabric shades for the screen or marquee roof
  • Improved arrangements for washing and washing up (and handling the waste water from that)
  • Distribute and display paper schedules (even if their might be some last-minute changes)
  • Much more workshop activity (more hands-on electronics and physical making)
  • Do have component vendors (maybe at their cost for marquee/power/space)
  • Pick a flatter site (for ease of disabled access)
  • Ask speakers for bio's to include with their abstracts. Given them an abstract length up-front instead of editing it in an ad hoc way. Confirm acceptance to speakers and workshop organisers earlier.
  • Make and enforce a clear music curfew (say from midnight or 1am to 8 or 9am), to defend those sleeping from (eg) the technoevangelists


  • A talk (a bit like lightning talks) where people are given 5-10 minutes to share what they did with the previous event's badge. (If someone sends me the competition winners/runners up, I'll co-ordinate it) MatS (talk) 07:54, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pre-paid accounts for spending money on food/beer/whatever to negate need for cash (User:Markp)
  • Have a fleet of communal wheel-barrows to help people transport their stuff from car to campsite