[Linux-aus] Re: LCA, eh

Jan Schmidt thaytan at mad.scientist.com
Sat Apr 30 13:44:02 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 18:24 +0930, David Lloyd wrote:
> Michael,
> >linux.conf.au is what it is partially because of it's size.  Growing the
> >conference will turn it into LinuxWorld, and that is something that we may
> >not *want* to do.  Why does linux.conf.au attract some of the best
> >speakers on the planet?  Because it is a relaxed, low pressure, high clue
> >factor, low fanboy conference.  Double the conference size and that will
> >change.
> >  
> >
> Double the conference size and the conference size will be twice what it 
> is in the year 2005....it's maths and that is all that it is.

Cool! Double it enough times, and it'll include the entire population of
Australia! Hey, I must be at the Australia-encompassing LCA RIGHT NOW!

My point is that the BEST thing about LCA is that it's small enough to
run around and talk to everyone, see everything etc - particularly
meaning the people that live elsewhere in the world that I don't get to
see frequently. I imagine the attraction for a lot of the Big Name
attendees is similar. 

Make it too big, and you dilute this aspect of the conference - if I was
Linus or Rasmus, I'd want to go to LCA because it had super high quality
attendees, but not if there were so many of them that I'd be pestered
all day and still not get to talk to all of them. 

Jan Schmidt <thaytan at mad.scientist.com>

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