[Baypiggies] FYI Chicago is Pycon 2008

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 01:07:40 CET 2007

Hi Alvin,

Thanks for your hard work.  I know this is saddening to you, but just
think of all the hard work you don't have to do!  I'm always happy to
let someone else do all the hard work if I can avoid it ;)  Besides,
I've never been to Chicago.


On 2/26/07, Alvin Wang <alvinwang at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> They announced the winner after I left on Sunday so I got the info late.
> Anyway Chicago won.
>  http://chipy.org/ChiPyCon_2008_Bid
>  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
> Mateo's size.
> 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.
>  Thanks
>  Alvin
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