[Linux-aus] About a User Conference (was...)

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Feb 24 04:49:02 UTC 2005

Bret Busby wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Michael Still wrote:

>> Timing.
>> -------
>> September. Enough after LCA for me to have a sleep. Not too close to 
>> AUUG 2005 (a month away, but a different audience), not too close to 
>> LCA 2006 (and again a different demographic). Open to negotiation though.
> How does the timing relate to the academic year?
> One of the aspects of the previous January timing of the ALC (Australian 
> Linux Conference), was that January occurred before the start of the 
> Australian academic year, so that it would both be when tertiary 
> students would be available to attend, and, be when on-campus university 
> accommodation was available between teaching weeks, for accommodating 
> conference attendees.

Dunno... One of the problems is that the only time the academic year 
only really aligns at the end of the year, and organizing things around 
then is a lot harder (people shut down for Christmas, don't want to go 
to an event in December, have office parties, want to spend time with 
the kids, etc). September is early enough to hot hurt people's exam 
study, but not too close to a possible January LCA.

You need to remember it's only a weekend as well, so Perth people could 
fly in Friday arvo / night, and fly back Sunday night (perhaps, I 
haven't checked the flight schedual).



Michael Still (mikal at stillhq.com) | "The geek shall inherit
http://www.stillhq.com            |  the earth"
UTC + 11                          |    -- The Simpsons

Linux.conf.au 2005 -- Quite like an excellent Linux and Open Source
conference. http://lca2005.linux.org.au

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