[Mono-dev] Mono summit, options.

Joe Audette joe.audette at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 09:53:49 EDT 2007

I vote for Boston in October.
I really wanted to come to the last one but it coincided with selling
my house and moving so was unable to make it. This year I am really
determined to make it. I've already got a trip scheduled in February
so October sounds great to me.



On 7/17/07, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at ximian.com> wrote:
> Hello folks,
>     Am trying to decide on a location for the next Mono summit.   One of
> the challenges of the summit is that the Mono team is now pretty large,
> so it is quite expensive to fly and host everyone, so am trying to pick:
>         * An affordable city (good hotel prices).
>         * Hopefully easy to reach by cheap flights.
>      Am not sure what format we should have for this year.   Am not sure
> that having a strict schedule with talks was all that great last year, I
> felt that we had too little free time to talk among us than we did
> listening to presentations.
>      So am thinking:
>         * Limit the presentations to a handful, on key topics.
>         * Organize the rest in an un-conference style, kind of like a
>           BOF, where we get people together and people get to discuss
>           things.
>      Ideally, we should host this in a University, as the hotel that we
> picked last time in Boston was far from ideal as well.
>      Some cities that I think might be within range are:
>         * Boston, but we have to be careful with the time, due
>           to the city being expensive for a bunch of special events.
>         * Prague, has a SUSE/Novell office, but there are few direct
>           flights to it.
>         * Madrid, potentially we could find a University there that
>           could host us.
>      Am afraid that Mexico and South America will be expensive to reach
> for Europeans, but if the cost is not too larger, we could pick a city
> in Mexico (We all know that Mike Kestner wants Cancun, but having been
> there for a conference once, I can attest that most attendees skip on
> the meetings).
>      Which probably means "Do your conference in Boston, in mid
> February" to guarantee attendance ;-).
> Miguel.
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Joe Audette
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