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

Paul Everitt paul@zope.com
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 10:07:59 -0500

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>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'm strongly in favor of such an approach.

> 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.

I'm also not interested in the PSF trying its hand at something like this.