[python-uk] [pyconuk] Proposed PyCon UK UnConference, 5th September
ntoll at ntoll.org
Fri Aug 7 11:25:39 CEST 2009
I won't be able to attend on the 5th Sept as my brother is getting
married on that date. Nevertheless, I still have some questions:
How many attendees are needed for a viable event to take place..?
As £2k is steep given the number of delegates (or lack thereof) how
about a different venue for smaller numbers?
Perhaps a venue that would attract geeks anyway, would be sympathetic
to our needs and "we" (the Python community) already know of it?
Positives: Half way between London and Birmingham and walking distance
from (the relatively well connected) Bletchley station. Existing
relationship with BP - we'd probably only need a couple of the huts
for an informal gathering. Lots of computers. They have a cafeteria
Negatives: Internet connection (lack of) - we'd need to check. Cost..?
Would they be willing to "lend" the use of a couple of huts if
"delegates" pay the entrance fee (about £10 iirc) or for a small
charge..? Change of venue requires re-advertising. Insurance? (Is this
needed should this be so much an "un" conference that the venue is
only the "borrowing" of a couple of huts and we'd all just be visitors
to a museum - a sort of un-conference "picnic").
Just throwing ideas up in the air. Please shoot them down.
Also, I live about 20mins from BP and I know there are others close by
- should this idea have wings I'd be more than happy to be a body on
the ground before the event.
On 7 Aug 2009, at 09:34, René Dudfield wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
> > wrote:
> In case anyone didn't spot it, the URL to book at is:
> John Pinner wrote:
> We confirmed the Unconference - http:///pyconuk.org <http://pyconuk.org
> > - a couple of weeks ago and announced it on the pyconuk and python-
> uk lists.
> Regrettably there has been a very poor response (2 delegates, and
> one of those is me!) so faced with venue and insurance costs of
> approx £2k to cover it looks like we will have to cancel. Very
> disappointing given the high level of interest expressed at
> Unless of course there is a sudden rush...
> We'll give it until the middle of next week before making a final
> Best wishes,
> Cool, I've booked it!
> Looking forward to meeting some uk python peoples.
> I hope it goes ahead... I was planning to book it earlier, but
> forgot about it. I imagine others also need reminding :)
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