All the IRC Workshops for Ubuntu 12.04 has been planned already, along with spiffy ads to spread around.
After much discussion,it has been decided to “focus” the IRC workshops. Instead of one long week it will be clubbed to just three days for each “week” but make the days longer to hit more time zones. So they will be from Tuesday to Thursday.
Open Week will be likely going to move to 30 minute sessions by default (though it can be adjusted), which will mean instructors will have to be more prepared ahead of time. So, less typing wasting time, more time pasting in prepared material and answering user questions.
Ubuntu 12.04 : Developer Week 31Jan - 2 Feb