[Inpycon] Venue for PyCon India 2014

Anand Chitipothu anandology at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 07:32:44 CEST 2013

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at nibrahim.net.in>wrote:

> vijay <vnbang2003 at yahoo.com> writes:
> > Hi ,
> >
> >    As we decide during AGM this year  Bangalore will be hosting  PyCon
> India 2014.
> >    I think we can continue with NIHMANS convention center for this
> > year also.  If you have suggestion for other venue for
> > 1000+ participant  please do share.
> >    If we all agree for NIHMANS will go and check it's available date
> > and do booking . Tentative plan will be (19-21)/(26-28)  of September
> > 2014 depending on availability.
> Some of the issues with NIMHANS are
> 1. Hall sizes are very different. We'd have to predict which talks will
>    be popular and schedule them accordingly.
> 2. No good places for workshops. We need a classroom style place to do a
>    tutorial. We *might* be able to schedule the workshops at a separate
>    venue like TERI. This came up during the AGM but was voted against by
>    most people (including me). I'm less tired and therefore less sure
>    now.
> Sree had some suggestions about alternate venues mostly hotels. Kiran
> has mentioned how hotel chairs are really poor for long hours and so not
> ideal for a conference. This might be something worth considering.
> In any case, once the venue is decided, we should make some plans about
> areas to conduct various things and flow of the crowd. Not arbitrarily
> decide on locations. Some of the places in the venue were very much
> undertilised because of this.
> [...]

And very important thing not to forget is that we get one full day to do
the setup if we do workshops at the conference venue. We need that time to
setup things and fix stuff that fail (as they do always).

I agree that the big auditorium is too big for workshops. We can consider
using some rooms in the first floor rooms as Vijay suggested.

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