[Baypiggies] Pycon 2008
alvinwang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 20:49:57 CET 2007
On 1/11/07, Alvin Wang <alvinwang at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/9/07, Guido van Rossum < guido at python.org> wrote:
> > On 1/9/07, Dennis Reinhardt <DennisR at dair.com> wrote:
> > > At 05:12 PM 1/9/2007, Alvin Wang wrote:
> > > >Would BayPiggies be interested in being the host organization
> > >
> > > BayPiggies is not an organization and cannot assume legal liability or
> > > insure anything. At some point, when a facilities contract needs to
> > be
> > > signed, there is no legal entity which can sign.
> > >
> > > BayPiggies needs to have
> > >
> > > a) a legal structure,
> > > b) volunteer(s) who will accept personal liability or
> > > c) sponsor(s) who will sign contracts
> > No, the PSF takes care of all the legal liability, as it has done for
> > all past PyCons.
> > The only thing you need is one or more volunteers with local
> > connections willing to put in time.
> > The PSF will sign the papers, has an existing insurance contract, and
> > has enough money in the bank to take the financial risk (of course
> > this also means the PSF board needs to approve the budget).
> > --
> > --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/<http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/>
> > )
> I have received a bid from Crowne Plaza near SFO. It compares relatively
> favorably with the Dallas event. I expect to see a few more from near SFO.
> I have sent in a letter to Santa Clara Convention Center.
> Mike Cheponis has said that he is interested in helping out. Is anybody
> else interested? You can reply to me directly.
> Alvinwang at gmail.com
> Status of the 2008 bid
5 people have volunteered to help. 1 person is checking with Fort Mason. I
have talked to Santa Clara convention Bureau. They are sending it to Santa
Clara hotels. My gut says that a SFO or SF bid will do better. The BART,
Caltrain and free SFO airport shuttles would seem to be more compelling.
I have been emailing the Pycon 2007 Chair. Chicago and Boston are bidding.
Personally, I would hate to go to Boston.
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