[yapc] report from the socialist czar

Uri Guttman uri at stemsystems.com
Fri Apr 8 09:40:23 PDT 2005

>>>>> "JB" == Jim Brandt <cbrandt at buffalo.edu> writes:

  JB> On Apr 8, 2005, at 8:16 AM, Richard Dice wrote:

  >> If anyone has suggestions of more we can do, please let me know!
  >> I'd like to find more ways for Gerard to let the Perl world know
  >> what's going on here in Toronto in June.

  JB> I know from last year the last thing I wanted to hear was, "YAPC is
  JB> here in Buffalo? If I had only known..." And I did hear it.

  JB> What this told me is that we need to think about connections outside
  JB> the Perl world. All of the suggestions so far have been good -- except
  JB> the telling people what to do stuff :) -- and those will reach the
  JB> Perl faithful through the normal channels.

  JB> But believe it or not, there are people who don't go to use.perl or
  JB> perlmonks and who don't belong to a PM group. I know it's shocking,
  JB> but it's true.

i like the idea of reaching out to local people outside the perl
channels. one thought to add is to ask toronto.pm members to spread the
word to their colleagues and fellow students. having yapc local to them
is a big attraction due to no travel expenses and the already low fee.

  JB> Some other channels to try:

<snip of good channels>

  JB> * orkut? Is anyone doing that any more?

i am on it but rarely use it. i can spam^Wnotify the perl community
there. maybe the linux or others (suggestions?) too? should i just
repost one of richard's promotional emails?

  JB> Just a few ideas. We actually had several walk-up registrations
  JB> last year from UB people who didn't know it was going on, but
  JB> attended at the last minute. I only wish I had figured out a way
  JB> to get the word out to them earlier.

i assume richard has ways to promote it on campus but i second the
motion to focus more energy on that.


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