[Conferences-discuss] Crackle, crackle, "hello"...

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 09:48:24 -0500

> Okay, now that I've talked a lot about how to run a volunteer Python
> conference, let me suggest that we approach O'Reilly about running
> it in spring or fall.  My comments about choice of venue and weekday
> timing still apply, IMO.

O'Reilly has already forwarded a counter-offer (to me): run Python11
as part of OSCON starting in 2003, just like the Perl conference is
part of OSCON.  They're not interested in running a separate
conference; as Foretec found, the audience is too small.

My own view is that we should do both: a full Python conference at
OSCON *and* a super-cheap YAPC-style conference.  The YAS folks who
organize YAPC have also offered to work with us.

I am not very interested in having the PSF take money for conference
pre-registrations.  It sounds like a major hassle to administer, and
the PSF treasurer definitely doesn't have time for that.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)