[Van-pm] yapc 2006
mock at obscurity.org
Sat Oct 1 17:35:50 PDT 2005
On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 02:22:41PM -0700, Luke Closs wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 06:06:54PM -0700, Helen Cook wrote:
> > So there was some talk earlier about having yapc in vancouver. Lucky
> > for us, since no proposals have been submitted, the deadline for 2006
> > has been extended to October 15th.
> Crazyness. While I think it would be really fun, and we could do a
> good job, this is a LOT of work. I was involved in organizing the
> Victoria Juggling Festival this year, and it's a lot of work. So if
> we're going to do this, I think we need at least 5-10 people committed
> to organizing it.
I disagree. My experience is a small team of committed people is much more
effective than a large team of 'sorta' committed people. We do CanSecWest
with an org team of 3 people + a bunch of volunteers to help out. There will
be lots of volunteers - there are always people who want to get in for free.
Organization on the other hand needs to be, well, organized. Which means a
small group. That said, it is an assload of work, but it can be done by
people with dayjobs.
> > I've been gathering prices and max capacities from potential local
> > venues. Will has graciously offered to loan us CanSec's a/v equipment
> > (2 projectors, audio equipt for 1, possibly 2 tracks) and networking
> > gear (lots).
Well, technically Dragos has graciously let us the a/v, but what the hell, I'll
> > Still todo:
> > 1.) Decide on venue and possible alterate venue.
> I imagine we'll look at sfu, bcit, ubc (amongst others)?
We should check hotel hall prices + catering (the sting is always in the
catering). For some size of event (I am still trying to get attendance
numbers out of the yapc folk) a hotel makes a lot of sense.
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