[EuroPython] europython meeting summary 2006-02-13
mwh at python.net
Mon Feb 13 18:55:40 CET 2006
These are sort-of minutes for the EuroPython organization sort-of
meeting that happened in the #europython channel today (2006-02-13).
The next meeting will be a week today, the 20th of Feb. at 11AM
CET. <- please note earlier time!
We could do with someone to prepare, moderate and minute the meeting
as I am unlikely to have time to do it myself.
As the meeting was not that well attended, I'd be interested in your
opinions on any of the topics discussed. Especially the budget.
Minutes of EuroPython meeting 2006-02-13
Time & Location: #europython 13th Feb 2006, 5:00pm-6:15pm CET
Attendees: Michael Hudson, Holger Krekel, Benedikt Hegner, Joachim
Schmitz, Michael Sparks.
* Call for papers preparation.
contains descriptions for most of the tracks we're going to have at
EP2006. Assuming it's finished in the next few days, Michael H
promised to write a draft Call For Papers by the end of the week.
He also agreed to draft a more general conference announcement.
* Website stuff
It seems there has been a de-facto decision made to use CERN's
The instance at http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=44
is currently in "private" mode. If you want to look at/help out
with it, please create an account at the page you get when you visit
the above link and let me or Benedikt know the account name.
There were further, mostly unanswered questions about the website:
do we want an additional "PR/pretty" website? Do we want to point
europython.org to the indico site? Who controls europython.org
* The Games^WHacks and fun^W^W^WMichael Sparks track
Currently Michael Sparks is listed as chairing a "Games" track. He
asked for opinions on changing the title of the track to "games,
cool hacks and other fun stuff". There was concern that this seemed
too broad, and in particular is very similar to the "Misfits" track.
Michael said he'd "have a ponder and try and come up with something
less wide ranging".
The only written down plans for the budget so far were in this mail:
Michael H observed that he thought there was consensus to not give
speakers so much of a discount. There was some discussion about
whether they should have a discount at all, and I think the eventual
plan was to give them a small discount.
As far as I know, the consensus was for this price structure:
Early Bird Normal On the door
Speakers 120 120 please no :)
Students 65 100 150
Normal 120 190 240
but I admit to not being completely sure. This should be talked
about on the mailing list.
A month or so back the following timeline was proposed:
15th February Call for Proposals
March Opening online Registration (Payment issue pending!)
31st March Deadline for proposal submissions
30th April Prelininary Program with accepted talks
19th May Closing Early Bird registration
There was consensus that this still seemed reasonable, modulo the
fact that the call for papers is not going to be out by Wednesday
(but hopefully not that long after_.
* Payment Processing
Joachim agreed to look at integrating worldpay payment into Indico.
Benedikt pointed him at the source.
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