[Mono-list] Mono summit, options.

Jorge Bastos mysql.jorge at decimal.pt
Tue Jul 17 17:59:54 EDT 2007

What about portugal? :P
Cheap flyt's via ryanair or bmibaby.com.
I'm sure an university would be pleased to host an event like this.
Where i work there's one that is know by beeing the "technologic 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel at ximian.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:13 PM
Subject: [Mono-list] Mono summit, options.

> 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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