[EuroPython] Any News ?
Tue, 29 Jan 2002 15:50:05 +0100
Stefane Fermigier wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 01:55:15PM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > I was wondering what happened to the EuroPython effort... ?
> > The conference date is only a few months away, so we should
> > start thinking about announcing the conference, setting up the
> > web-site, finding accomodations, etc. The financial aspects
> > are also important e.g. how high will the conference costs
> > be ?
> > We should start looking into these things soon in order to
> > be able to find speakers and people willing to do tutorials,
> > BOFs etc.
> > We need to get the word out, otherwise, noone will show up
> > in Charleroi :-/
> Here are the notes I took during the meeting. I didn't see the "officia=
> ones on this list but I may have overlooked.
They sound like a plan to me :-)=20
Has anything been done to implement it yet ? I would really
love to see EuroPython get off the ground, but we do need to
hurry up a bit...
> Zope/Python conference in Charleroi:
> Stress on the Python side, Zope will follow (?)
> -> separate press releases ?
> General commitee:
> Who: Martijn Faassen, Joachim Schmitz, Denis Fr=E8re, Nicolas Pettiau=
> Project coordinationors (DF + GC): should keep track of who has don=
> what along the plan
> Make a PR
> Print a flyer
Is Just van Rossum on this list ? I suppose he could help with this
one or provide some logistics w/r where to have them printed, etc.
I suppose, the flyer won't make to IPC10 though ... which is sad.
> MF: ask Paul Everitt / GvR to talk about the EP conference during I=
This and other "get the word out" activities should be top=20
> Find a professional event organizer (price: 1 man-month =3D 3500 Eu=
I wonder whether you are going to find such a cheap
> Conference program commitee
> Who: Stefane Fermigier, Stephan Richter?, MF
> Define who does what
> Make contacts for talks, organize tracks, plan posters
> Organize keynotes
> Contact people like Guido van Rossum, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Martin vo=
> Loewis, Andy Robinson, PythonLabs...
What are your plans for the different tracks ? Should we mimic
the IPC10 ones ?
> How do people pay ?
I'd suggest to offer two options: pre-pay using a credit card or
in cash at the conference desk. Anyone have a good credit card=20
web interface ? (eGenix.com is using www.shareit.com for credit
card transactions -- they only charge around 4% for the service
which is very reasonable)
> Legal organizer:
> P3B ?
> EuroZope ?
> Ask a legal counsel (Daniel Quintart) ?
> Finance: NP
> Find sponsors
> Manage accounting
> Make a budget
> Evaluate number of participants
> Pay for VIP, invited speakers
I guess, this is another important topic. Any advances in this
area ? How much will the location and facilities cost ?
> Contact press:
> Invite TV, computer magazines, journals, radio
> Inform potential participants (on existing mailing lists)
> Make news site
> Print t-shirts (ask Just von Rossum)
> Print posters
> Print program
> Exhibition ?
> Commercial stands for companies (are there any candidates ?)
> Non-commercial stands
> Logistics (local =3D DF + P3B + OS3B):
> Social events
> Places to stay
> Public transportation
> Technical support (overhead projectors)
> Internet connectivity
> Laptop room
> Technical support:
> Web site (europython.org and eurozope.org already exist)
The wiki would be a good start for organizing these different topics.
> Time schedule:
> Setup a form for presentation and communication
> Call for papers at the beginning of january
Hmm... better make this February ;-)
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