[Inpycon] Venue for PyCon India 2018

vijay kumar vnbang2003 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 05:17:39 EST 2017

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:38 PM, Jaidev Deshpande <deshpande.jaidev at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Mon, 4 Dec 2017 at 15:14 vijay kumar <vnbang2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Ramanathan Ramakrishnamoorthy <
>> ramanathanhari at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If the conference is happening mid-week and if the ticket price is 3500
>>> as discussed in other chains,
>>> I "think" it will mean a lot lesser participation than the expected 2500
>>> count.  Please reconsider if possible.
>> If we get more sponsors we are thinking to reduce cost for tickets.
>> To have great dev sprint and workshops we need good venue and internet
>> facility.
> I'm not at all suggesting that we don't know what we are doing, but I do
> have some suggestions:
> 1. Please note that the talks remain the most popular part of the
> conference.
> 2. Workshops are extremely expensive - good proposals are _really_ hard to
> come by. They are a logistical nightmare - there are multiple sets of
> instructions to be sent to multiple people, multiple sets of requirements,
> etc. In summary, it's much easier to get them wrong than getting them right.
> 3. _Very_ few people are qualified to be mentors for devsprints. It is
> non-trivial to select devsprints to which participants - both novices and
> experienced developers - can meaningfully contribute.
> 4. In short, the payoffs (and I don't mean financial payoffs) for all
> these things are significantly different.
> So let us be very careful as to what we are investing our time and effort
> in. Overbidding on the wrong things could be a great mistake. Again, and I
> can't stress this enough, I'm not saying that we're making that mistake -
> we just need to deliberately avoid it.

Yes very good points.
We had discussed this in volunteer meetings.
We have few plans and are hopeful to fix few of them.

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