[Inpycon] Taking stock of the situation

Dhananjay Nene dhananjay.nene at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 07:01:55 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:29 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai <
abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at gmail.com> writes:
>> > On Fri, 2011-06-17 at 16:24 +0530, Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
>> >> I'll be frank and say that I'm worried. We have around 2.5 months left
>> >> for September. We don't have any local sponsors yet. The CFP was
>> >> announced and we have just a few submissions.
>> >
>> > my personal take is that there has been some discussion on this list
>> > on high standards for talks which has scared people off. (scared me
>> > anyway)
>> Hmmm. That wasn't the reaction I expected and if it's a problem, we
>> should remedy that. Also, I think you should have voiced this concern on
>> the list as soon as the thread started.
>> The CFP, however, is just a small part of the thing. What about the rest
>> of organisation?
> Well, kind of echoes my thinking.  I am kind of worried about
> this "dead silence" in the list which gives the feeling nothing
> is happening on the ground.
> Where is the venue ? Who are the sponsors ? Who are the
> guys calling the shots on the ground ?
> There is a definite lack of leadership this year. Sitting
> in Bangalore, we only can have so much of idea of what
> is happening on the ground in Pune.
> If the concerns are uncalled for, great. Can some of those
> running the show calm the airs ?
> The venue is confirmed. We need to start talking to the sponsors.

I agree not much has been happening lately, specifically in terms of seeking
sponsorships from Pune and the track 3 / tutorial track I believe this would
be a good time to get it going, as for event logistics issues as well.

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