[Chicago-talk] Possible new meeting location
Jason A. Crome
crome at devnetinc.com
Wed Sep 1 14:49:44 CDT 2004
Personally, I'm not focused on finding something that far north. I happen
to know someone there, they have decent facilities, and I thought I could
get it cheap or free. Was only trying to help. If it's not acceptable,
please find us other options. I'm in freaking DeKalb for crying out loud.
If I'm willing to drive in, I can't see why others have such a problem.
Jason A. Crome
Senior Software Engineer, DEVNET, Inc.
E-Mail: crome at devnetinc.com
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:chicago-talk-bounces at mail.pm.org] On Behalf Of Shawn Carroll
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 2:36 PM
> To: Chicago.pm chatter
> Subject: Re: [Chicago-talk] Possible new meeting location
> Can I ask why the hell we are so focused on finding sites
> that far north of town? I live as far south as that is
> north, and I work downtown. Why can't we find something in
> the downtown area?
> On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 14:22:30 -0500, Jason A. Crome
> <crome at devnetinc.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I've been busily gathering information from Harper College
> in Palatine
> > on what it would take to get our meetings moved there. So
> far, here's
> > what I've come up with.
> > Free rooms are generally not available unless a group is a Harper
> > student organization with a faculty mentor. I can get us faculty
> > support, but I've been warned that CIS enrollment there has
> been very
> > dismal of late, and garnering enough student interest will
> be difficult.
> > The non-free option may or may not be palatable.
> > The Wojcik Conference Center at Harper is a self-supporting
> > They don't receive funding from either the college or property tax,
> > and therefore has to generate it's own revenue. They have
> a variety
> > of rooms for groups of about our size, complete with a projector,
> > computer, and wireless net access. Typically, they charge $300 for
> > room rental and additional if we want to use the projector
> and computer.
> > That being said, my connection to the faculty there can get us the
> > room for $225. They'll throw in the usage of the
> projector, etc. at no extra charge.
> > If we're willing to commit to something rather long-term (10-12
> > months), they will probably cut the $225 down some. If we hold the
> > mini-YAPC that's been discussed there, we can probably
> drive that cost down some more.
> > We can get tours if we like before coming to any sort of
> decision, but
> > it would probably be best if we went more than one or two at a time.
> > What do you all think? Provided we can routinely draw
> enough people
> > to make this reasonably affordable, is anyone opposed to
> paying a few
> > bucks for meeting space?
> > Any updates on other locations?
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > Jason A. Crome
> > Senior Software Engineer, DEVNET, Inc.
> > E-Mail: crome at devnetinc.com
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