[Linux-aus] Expressing interest is a good thing

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Mar 14 01:13:50 EST 2013

Here's Canberra's bid document. A few things to note:

 - the last couple of pages are missing. That content covered the
partner's programme and has been omitted because it was provided by
the local convention bureau and we don't have a copyright license to
distribute it (they consider it commercial in confidence).

 - I am also amused by how many of our predictions were flat out
wrong. For example, the national sponsorship committee never happened.
That's ok, because perhaps that's a lesson bidders should learn

I think what I want to demonstrate with this is that bids don't have
to be hundreds of pages or anything like that. What we were trying to
demonstrate with this document is that we'd thought about the problem,
had a good team, and had a plan.


On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Please do. And assuming none of your vendor relationships are confidential,
> feel free to release your bid budget (I'd suggest away from final budget -
> the ghosts and council work closely with the teams to get that sorted).
> If you don't mind, see if you can add it to our wiki:
> http://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux.conf.au_Bid_Guidelines
> Cheers,
> Josh
> On 11/03/13 23:41, Michael Still wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Andrew Cowie
> <andrew at operationaldynamics.com> wrote:
> One of the weaknesses, I think, in getting linux.conf.au put on over the
> last few years has been the bid process happening mostly out of sight. I
> fully realize that the teams involved and the councils have been
> absolutely *manic* working it out, but that it all appears with an
> announcement at the end it makes it a bit seem like it's "someone else's
> job".
> I've been thinking about this, and have been toying with releasing the
> Canberra bid document now that its no longer super secret. Do people
> think doing that would help future years produce a bid with the
> minimum of fuss?
> (For reference, we wrote our bid in less than a week IIRC).
> Michael
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