[TUHS] How to Kill a Technical Conference

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 07:17:25 AEST 2021

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 5:14 PM Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 01:39:54PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Whoever was running Usenix contacted me after seeing the success of
> > Linux Expo and begged me to bring those people to Usenix.  I was offered
> > a board seat, I could be reviewer for life, anything I wanted.
> >
> > All I asked for was blind reviews.  Didn't ask anything for myself, just
> > blind reviews so you could be a nobody and get judged on the quaility of
> > your work rather than your name.
> FAST reviews are blind.  ATC conferences are (as of the last time I
> was on an ATC PC a year or two ago) are still not blinded.

Ok, I'll bite: why not? That seems like a no-brainer way to weed out a lot
of bias.

        - Dan C.
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