[BangPypers] Open source India

Amit k. Saha amitsaha.in at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 13:01:14 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
<abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.


PyCon India should be just what it is and not be piggybacking (If I
may use that term?) on Barcamp.


>> Ramdas
>> I
> --
> -Anand
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Amit Kumar Saha
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