[BangPypers] Open source India

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 12:49:26 CET 2009


On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Ramdas S <ramdas at developeriq.com> wrote:
> Last time when we tried which was 2 years back, we actually had three to
> four sponsors willing to cough up something like 10-20 K each which was
> pretty good to organize a single day event.
> If I remember to do an event in Bangalore at St Joseph College Auditorium,
> our budget was around 40-50 K which included a CD and T Shirt each for
> approx 200 participants.
> We even planned to charge a delegate fee of Rs 99/ which would have covered
> lunch and refreshments, plus housekeeping charges.
> Things fizzled out since few were willing to volunteer beyond a point. What
> we require is some legs (young and old) to run around.
> Btw the Barcamp guys had offered to actually host a Python conference within
> their unconference. So that could also be a start. Someone need to hook up

Frankly, I dislike going this way. For one, it spreads energies
and barcamp is definitely an unconference. I think the first PyCon
India, if it ever happens should be a regular conference.

Let us not confuse ourselves right from the start. Barcamp
is barcamp, not pycamp, period.

> Ramdas
> I


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