[EuroPython] preparations at CERN
mwh at python.net
Tue Jan 10 13:40:52 CET 2006
Benedikt Hegner <benedikt.hegner at cern.ch> writes:
> Hi all!
> Some comments and information from the local organizers on epc2006:
> Rooms and infrastructure:
> - rooms are booked and confirmed.
> - we prebooked open space for that and need to confirm it.
> - we have prepared network for conference and sprints and some
> conference printers.
> - for registraiton we need the MAC addresses of the laptops to make
> our live easier. The CERN IT is a little bit peculiar with that.
People will whinge about this however we play it, but we should try to
make sure people are forewarned.
> - I propose using the INDICO software project funded by the EU. There
> is a group at CERN willing to support us. (http://indico.web.cern.ch/
> indico/index.html). What's your opinion?
Well, in principle the idea of having someone else do the work appeals
to me. There are some obvious caveats though:
- is this something we can use for EP2007, ... ?
- does it basically work? If hand-holding and baby-sitting are
required, I'd rather hold the hand of software we wrote.
I'm also a little unsure what "using" this software involves. Would
we install it on our own machine, or get some kind of account on a
machine at CERN?
> - we could print conference posters in our print shop but we need
> someone to design it.
Traditionally this sort of thing has been done by Vincent Maton but I
don't know if he's still around/willing to do this...
> - since you can get T-shirts at CERN and at every conference I
> propose conference coffee cups. I have plenty of conference shirts
> but I don't wear them at all.
> - in the next CERN courier will be an article about Europython. (CERN
> courier is a journal which is read by most of the particle physicists)
> Tracks and talks:
> - Should we have a poster session?
I'm not sure about this. If I had something interesting I wanted to
present that didn't merit a full talk, I'd probably angle for a
lightning talk, not a poster. But other opinions may vary.
> - I would like to have a talk about CERN and the role of CERN in
> physics and computing science. Is there time for that?
I'm sure we can make time :) Talk to Nicolas, I guess.
> Fees and registration:
> - we have to decide the conference fees soon.
How soon? I guess timeline and budget should be very firmly on the
agenda for the next #europython meeting (which will be on the 23rd of
January, btw). I would like to avoid having anything to do with the
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