[Linux-aus] Event overlaps - and what to do to avoid them in the future

Jared Norris jrnorris at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 04:56:48 EST 2011

On 10 November 2011 21:15, Kathy Reid <kathy at kathyreid.id.au> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> While I'm fully supportive of all the great open source / community /
> tech events that are happening in mid-January, I would like to raise a
> point for discussion.
> We have a fair bit of event overlap.
> Namely on Saturday 14th Jan 2012, the following events are happening or
> about to happen in or near Melbourne.
> 1. Drupal Downunder (Friday 13th - Sunday 15th Jan), Melbourne
> 2. Hackerspace Melbourne's Maker Faire (somewhere in Melbourne), 14th
> January
> 3. Adacamp, Saturday 14th January
> 4. It's the day before people start arriving for linux.conf.au in
> Ballarat, around and hour west of Melbourne
> While there is some diversity in the different events, and the cohorts
> of people that would be likely to attend each, this does present a dilemma.
> For instance, what's a girl to do if she's into PHP and Drupal, hacks
> her own knitting with Lilypad Arduino, is into leadership of open source
> and happens to be organising linux.conf.au? :P
> *Some* overlap can be a good thing - such as going to DDU2012 while
> you're in town, then heading to linux.conf.au, or similar with Maker Faire.
> But seriously, what I'd like to propose is some sort of F/LOSS / open
> source / linux type 'calendar of events' that helps to aggregate events
> such as these and try and help prevent too much overlap.
> Or aid in planning an open source event binge :P
> Kind regards,
> Kathy
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I recalled seeing such a calendar so I went for a quick look and found

Seems to me a good place to coordinate these sorts of things but not
sure if people like the hackerspace types want to be on it?


Jared Norris

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