[BangPypers] Open source India
banibrata.dutta at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 13:21:09 CET 2009
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai <
abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > lunch and refreshments, plus housekeeping charges.
> > Things fizzled out since few were willing to volunteer beyond a point.
> > we require is some legs (young and old) to run around.
> > Btw the Barcamp guys had offered to actually host a Python conference
> > their unconference. So that could also be a start. Someone need to hook
> 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.
Obviously, it'd be pointless to call a track in Barcamp -- PyCon or PyCamp.
Why not use the Barcamp track just for kicking up some dust about PyCamp and
PyCon ? Unless one is strongly allergic to Barcamp in general, the show of
hands in such a track, could be a good measure of what participation one may
expect (from Bangalore) in PyCon-India, when it happens.
> > Ramdas
> > I
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