[PyConUK-adm-priv] Cardiff Conference Wireless

Peter Inglesby peter.inglesby at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 18:28:36 EDT 2016

Zeth is right to question whether we need to do this.  If we set
expectations well enough in advance, and provide dongles to speakers when
speaking, I'm sure we can get away with not doing anything extra about the

However, it still feels a bit disappointing, and Cory's right that it'll
upset some people.  In particular, not everyone will have phone contracts
with enough of a data allowance for, say, downloading large packages from
PyPI.  (The scipy wheel, for instance, is ~40MB.)

Can we wait until we've got some more information from maxwifi before
making a decision?

On 9 June 2016 at 13:22, Daniele Procida <daniele.procida at divio.ch> wrote:

> Il giorno gio giu 09 2016, alle ore 13:16:46, Cory Benfield <
> cory at lukasa.co.uk> ha scritto:
> > Trust me when I say that if we provide crappy wifi, 50% or more of the
> social media response to PyCon UK will be about that crappy wifi. At tech
> conferences, delegates really notice when they can’t get online. And saying
> that we can tell delegates to bring their own mobile broadband is pretty
> extreme: in those cases that’s basically going to be amounting to us
> telling them that we were unwilling to solve a relatively simple problem.
> My experience at DjangoCon was that I had no problem with the networking,
> as far as I recall. However, *other people did*!
> It doesn’t matter so much in talks, where people should be paying
> attention not TwitterFacing, but a workshop where it doesn’t work is
> painful for everyone involved. And if a speaker needs it, they need it.
> Daniele
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