[Linux-aus] LCA2014 update

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Tue Aug 28 21:51:03 EST 2012

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On 28/08/12 16:10, Simon Lyall wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012, James Polley wrote:
>> This task turns out to be trivially simple, because to date we have not received any bids. Several teams and individuals have
>> expressed an interest, but the number of bids received is zero.
> My 2 cents ( I was with one of the possible teams ).
> I think the big factor why we didn't do a bid was the size of the 
> work requirement. Roughly speaking the minimum seems to be:
> " Half a dozen people need to allocate all their spare time for 12-18 
> months plus 12+ hour days for 2 weeks of the actual conference "

I can see some of that, but really that's ridiculous.  I'm organising video
for LCA 2013, and I haven't ever been on a conference team before, so my point
of view is not tempered by long experience :-)  But watching the team for LCA
2013 I would say that we are putting together an awesome conference and we're
not anywhere near those levels of time allocation.

Running LCA certainly a big commitment - if that's what your interlocutor was
trying to convey then they might have gone a bit overboard in the horological
dimension :-)

Just my personal opinion, nothing to do with the organising committee :-)

Have fun,

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