[Inpycon] Venue for PyCon India 2018

Sanyam Khurana sanyam.khurana01 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 07:59:54 EST 2017


On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Peeyush Aggarwal
<peeyushaggarwal94 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:42 PM, 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
>> If you look around other conferences in india , even mini -pycon are
>> charging around 1000 per day.

-1. Why are we even comparing mini-conferences with PyCon India? There
is absolutely no point to hike prices based on other conferences
charging more. The whole idea behind such a big event like PyCon India
should remain same i.e. it should be affordable for everyone. It
should attract new folks to contribute to Python ecosystem; to make
them a part of the community.

> We should be more worried about our costs rather than others'. If we can
> subsidies the ticket or have a decent economy at a lower price, it's no
> point to hike the price based on the fact that others are charging more.
> Last year, when sree visited Delhi, the price was set up using excel which
> had speculative sponsorships and other budgets. We then took a reasonable
> estimate of the number of attendees and then took the call of the price to
> cover the shortfall.

+1. I think that is very good point raised. The only reason we dropped
JNU was because it was costing too much. We focused on reducing the
costs for venue, but having a great event experience all together. If
we're not able to attract new people to the conference just because of
such prices, then there is no point in even having the conference.

There are just so many people who would actually drop-off from
attending PyCon India because of such prices. On the other hand, we're
expecting approximately double attendance than usual.

I think we need to really re-evaluate the statistics and carefully
think here on what we're trying to achieve.

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