[EuroPython] Brochure

Nicolas Chauvat Nicolas.Chauvat@logilab.fr
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:52:14 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Tom Deprez wrote:

> I want to draw a line on what happened today. This is clearly the
> *worst* scenario on how to start a conference. I'm glad to say that
> this is at least something where we can say that we all share credit
> for it. I think I can see several people smile now, when reading this
> list... (nodding they were right about their ideas on EP)

I do not think this was the worst possible scenario... everything went
along very well for several months, the conference is happening, will have
over 200 attendees, loads of interesting talks, and will not even cost
money to its organizers ! That is what I call a success.

> To tell you the truth, I'm a lot afraid of what will happen on
> wednesday, I'm scared to show my face at the conference. Perhaps I'm the
> only one with this feeling, but this is really not the climate we
> intended to create.

You should be proud of showing there, it happened because of you.
> Nobody speaks up anymore, nobody brings in a solution (proposing a
> solution, but not working it out, is no solution), so I'll do it. I take
> up the responsibility and I will personally accept all the messages of
> people who disagree.
> ...
> Page 46 By removing the Credits section.
> After you've done this, let me know, so that I make a news item on the
> list to let people know the brochure is downloadable.
> Thanks Andy
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------

That sounds perfect !

> I've learned a lot during these last months, I think it is part of
> growing up. I had a more idyllic picture, but learned that it isn't.
> Now, I hope that we can still have a good EuroPython without too much
> hard feelings. Let's put these aside and make something nice out of it.

Tom, you say this is "part of growing up". I do not know how old you are,
but can assure you that what we had looks like a heated public discussion
to me, certainly not a flamewar. We had different point of views, people
spoke up and the matter got solved within the same day ! Nobody was called
names, everyone is happy to have the issue solved and wants to buy beers
to everyone else. Really, I see nothing wrong with this and I call it a
perfect example of a debate in a small-scale republic (with the budget
guy having some obvious dictatorship powers ;-).

And don't worry, even if Denis doesn't want me to, I will buy the three of
you committee members enough beers to make sure that you remember this
event. ;-)

Nicolas Chauvat

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