[Inpycon] PyCon India 2017 dates & venue suggestion

Jaidev Deshpande deshpande.jaidev at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 01:10:50 EST 2017


On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at 10:33 qua non <akshayaurora at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Jaidev Deshpande <
> deshpande.jaidev at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Sanyam & others,
>
> On Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at 18:02 Sanyam Khurana <sanyam.khurana01 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
>
> We're currently considering IIM Lucknow (Nodia Campus) as event host
> for PyCon India 2017. We will be holding PyDelhi Conf in the same
> venue to test it out and to see if we face any major issues. We still
> have JNU as a backup option.
>
> If some one has a better option and can help us in getting that venue,
> please do let us know.
>
> We are looking for input on the dates to book the venue for.
>
> October 27, 28, 29 looks like a good option.
>
>
> I don't have a specific problem with these dates, but I feel these are a
> little too late. Again, no specific problem - just that it feels a little
> beyond "PyCon season", so to speak. Secondly, I think the dates should be
> dictated broadly by two things - venue and speaker availability. Where are
> we on those? What kind of date constraints do we have at IIM?
>
>
> IIM is mostly available in Sept, Oct.  We will ask them again once we have
> decided on a date here.
>
>
> Let's also get an idea of which potential keynote speakers will be
> available when.
>
>
> I remember you talked to some one for a Keynote, do you have a specific
> date/time period they would be available?
>
Yep, I spoke to Peter Wang and he's agreed to come. He's free from 9th to
20th of October.


>
> Let's start a separate thread for Keynote speakers.
>
> The main reason for suggesting Oct 27-29 was it would be late in Oct
> hopefully avoiding some of the heat Delhi is famous for.
>

Haha, yes, that's a very reasonable excuse :)


>
> It should be fine to adjust based on the need of the attendees including
> Keynote speakers.
>
> Regards
> Akkshay
>
>
>
>
>
> Please let us know if you have any suggestions/issues with the dates
> proposed.
>
> Sanyam
> (On behalf of Team PyCon India)
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