[Inpycon] Hasgeek dependency (was: Venue for PyCon India 2014)

vijay vnbang2003 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 12 08:46:27 CEST 2013

I think it's more important to decide dates. What help/dependency we can discuss later.
Let decide which on date . Only option available are 
Sep 12-14 or Sep 26-28

I going for Sep 12-14 as it does not effect much volunteer and does not overlap any festivals .

 From: Mitesh Ashar <email at miteshashar.com>
To: Mailing list for the PyCon India conference <inpycon at python.org> 
Sent: Thursday, 10 October 2013 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Inpycon] Hasgeek dependency (was: Venue for PyCon India 2014)

@Haris Wizcraft, Showbiz, Encompass, etc amongst a lot others, are all event management companies.

- They do have a certain set of things/contacts worked out and can be pretty useful with that.

- I've seen event management companies work fairly closely. Managing them needs amazing amount of patience and a lot of badass attitude. Trust me its generally a pain, a lot of followup, and some frustration, though that does give considerably reliable solutions in certain aspects(specially getting the correct contacts for various vendors), some of which could be pending till almost the last moment.
- They'll cost fantastically high. I can safely presume 100% of them have no incentive to do this for free or for a large discount for community events like Pycon.
- Their work will lack the passion that the organisers and volunteers put in, though that can be handled with proper followup.

So overall, handing a community event like Pycon to an event management doesnt sound like a good idea to me.

On Thursday, 10 October 2013, Anand Chitipothu  wrote:

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Haris Ibrahim K. V. <blucalvin at gmail.com> wrote:
>One other option would be to outsource these things. I have heard of a company called WizCraft who takes care of these kind of things. Maybe we should see what they can offer.
>I talked the people who did Video for one of the TEDX events in India, watched the videos that they've recorded. Not satisfied with the quality.

Mitesh Ashar

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