[Linux-aus] LCA2014 update
steve at refactor.com.au
Tue Aug 28 16:43:18 EST 2012
I like this approach, I would quite like to run one on the Gold Coast at
some point, but apart from being a volunteer at Brisbane I have no
experience running an LCA, and I lack the support network here on the Coast
to help me (at present - I'm working on this)
If you did a Sydney one with a more dispersed team (utilized videocon for
getting some F2F time) I would be happy to nominate for the team as a
remote. Having a dispersed team gives people like me some hands-on
experience to put on my resume for a future bid. Hey we might even be able
to get some people from other regional cities to join and get more LCAs out
of the capital cities.
Heck - I started my Aussie life in Sydney so I consider myself a
half-Sydneysider anyway :)
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Chris Neugebauer <chrisjrn at gmail.com>wrote:
> I just posted this to IM, and raising it here for record:
> What if we just decide that LCA will run in Sydney for 2014? Let's say
> at UNSW or USYD, either would work. Run the conference with a
> dispersed team or volunteers called from this list .
> We make the the explicit goal for 2014 to cut crap out of the
> conference. Make it attractive and manageable for bid teams to pick
> the conference back up again for 2015 onwards.
> For 2015 onwards, we start taking bids list we have in the past, but
> we'll have a conference that's smaller, leaner and easy to build upon.
> Or perhaps we'll discover that dispersed teams actually works
> reasonably well, and this can be continued upon.
>  I say Sydney because it's reasonably central to everyone in
> Australia and NZ, and it has venues that can hold LCA. Melbourne
> could also work for the sake of this argument.
>  This seemed to work OK for PyCon AU 2010 & 2011, where two members
> of the org team were Sydney-based and the other two were
> Melbourne-based. Having feet on the ground to deal with venue was
> important, but did not appear to be integral to the organisation of
> the conf to have everyone present to meet face-to-face at all times.
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 3:55 PM, John Ferlito <johnf at inodes.org> wrote:
> > I think that a lot of us think that LCA is too hard and that's why
> > nobody is putting there hand up any more. So I'd like to see a lot of
> > discussion around doing LCA smarter rather than better. For example
> > should we
> > * Hold it in the same city every year?
> > * Involve paid professionals?
> > * Make it a three day conference without miniconfs
> > * Drop all the extra curricular activities like dinner, PDNS, speakers
> > dinnet etc
> > * Have no schwag
> > * Make accommodation the attendees problem
> > There are lots of things we could do to change the nature of the
> > conference that would make it less of a burden to organise. I'm not
> > saying all of the things above are good ideas but they are worth
> > thinking about.
> > We have quite a lot of people now running quite successful 2 day
> > conferences.
> > Cheers,
> > John
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