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Re: Venues

Hi Bernelle (2014.08.31_10:29:40_+0200)
> What is the pro's and cons of a self-contained "summer camp for geeks" vs "How
> easy/convenient is the proposed place to get all strange and regular kinds
> of hardware?" (from the LocationChecklist
> <https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/LocationCheckList>)

* Everyone stays on the venue, so the event is more productive for
  collaboration. People are more likely to connect with people they
  wouldn't otherwise, rather than drifting out into town with groups of
  existing friends.
* Security
* We don't need shuttles or anything like that.
* Locals will be less likely to stay at home, and rather stay in the
  conference accommodation.

* People experience less of the city.
* (semi-)organised trips into the city may be necessary for people who
  need hardware, etc.
* There's less diversity of food (and beer), for attendees.
* People who don't stay in the venue will be far more disconnected.

I wouldn't worry too much about the strange kinds of hardware point. If
we are within driving distance of the city, strange hardware needs are
solvable. (Unfortunately, our e-shops probably don't have quick enough
delivery to be useful to debconf attendees).


Stefano Rivera
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