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

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Mar 1 08:21:02 UTC 2005

Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 01:20:27PM +0800, Tim Bowden wrote:
>>On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 15:03 +1100, Anand Kumria wrote:
>>>On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 08:53:46AM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
>>>>>- the world needs a introductory user conference in AU
>>>That's debatable but let's assume you are correct for now.
>>There has been enough noise to indicate a very good chance that a user
>>conf will go down well and be successful.
> Noise is one thing.  Action is another.

Well, there has been _some_ action. It's hard to take further action 
until there is a clear (ish) mandate.

> I'll think the jury is still in abeyance about whether a user conference
> goes ahead.  Most of your other points I've already indicated my stance;
> but those who put together a conference of this type really do get to
> choose how and what format it runs.


> That said two companies have already indicated an interest in assisting
> anyone who does want to do this kind of conference.

Interesting -- do I assume from your previous email that we're talking 
about Redhat and Novell? I think we should be cautious here though -- 
expressing interest is different from actually forking over money.

>>>As I said above, anything more $0 is too much. I also think having an
>>>event where everyone gathers together is wrong for a user focused event.
>>>I think it would be simpler, and cheaper, to organise the speakers and
>>>instead have the event over 4 weekends.
>>Disagree.  I'd like to attend a focused two or three days where I can
>>get all the meaty stuff in one hit.
> What I was suggesting was something like:
> LUGcon'05: "It's alive"
> Mar 05 - 06: Melbourne
> Mar 12 - 13: Sydney
> Mar 19 - 20: Brisbane
> etc.
> Each weekend a different city with (mostly) the same content.  

I understand that. I do wonder if we can find speakers willing to devote 
a month of weekends though.



Michael Still (mikal at stillhq.com) | "The geek shall inherit
http://www.stillhq.com            |  the earth"
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Linux.conf.au 2005 -- Quite like an excellent Linux and Open Source
conference. http://lca2005.linux.org.au

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