[Baypiggies] FYI Chicago is Pycon 2008
alvinwang at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 10:36:13 CET 2007
They announced the winner after I left on Sunday so I got the info late.
Anyway Chicago won.
There were several reasons.
- cheaper, they felt that Chicago would be a reasonable incremental increase
in room rate.
- bigger - this year was 40% larger than last year. They expect at least
that large a jump by coming to the Bay Area.
- Chicago stacked the quiz responses from 2006. Chicago was the most asked
for venue. In talking to people that were not from Chicago, SF was widely
preferred. Chicago has a lot of people at the conference.
I pitched Santa Clara too after some people expressed concern about San
I got the feeling that they wanted to split the win since 2 cities put in
good bids. Chicago was cheaper and had a lot of people so they went first.
There is a very good possibility that 2009 will be awarded prior to 2008.
The problem is that 2009 will be even larger. They are going to contact me
about it. I am planning on looking into a few more options.
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