[Mono-list] [Mono-dev] Mono summit, options.

John Anderson sontek at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 20:20:22 EDT 2007

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.

Novell has their office in Provo, UT  which would be cheap for hotels and
there the Salt Lake City airport is International so everyone could fly
directly to Utah.

And on the Novell Campus they have the Open Source Technology Center which
has a bunch of conference/meeting rooms.   We are holding the Utah Open
Source Conference there in September.

So I vote for Utah =)
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