Venues (was: bid deadline)
Hi Allison (2014.09.14_15:03:17_+0200)
> UCT is definitely our best option, but we should make sure we gather
> full information on STIAS for the bid. It really strengthens our bid to
> have two strong contending facilities, and budget comparisons between them.
Hilton, CCed, originally suggested STIAS to me. I don't know if he has
the contacts to get pricing for us.
Hilton: Context: About a year ago, I discussed our vague plans for a
DebConf bid in Cape Town, with you. There is some discussion happening
on this list , and a bid being prepared on the DebConf wiki . If
you're interested, please dive in.
Neil also works for Stellenbosch University, but is presumably rather
busy with pycon.za right now.
> Another option at UTC I was looking at today is the Breakwater Lodge:
> The venue has a main hall for with seating for 220 attendees, and
> additional rooms with seating for 120 (x2), 70, and 50. The Lodge has
> 191 rooms with rates of R450/night for a shared room (USD 40/EUR 30),
> which is within the debconf range.
Sounds about perfect. I'd never even considered of that venue, assuming
the waterfront would be unaffordable for DebConf.
> We'd need approval from some UCT department to host an event at Breakwater.
Graham, can you rustle any interest in your faculty?
> With the Breakwater we wouldn't be tied to vacation time, so could
> propose a more typical schedule for debconf in the last two weeks of
> August. Also, the weather will be better the closer we get to September.
Apparently rain is fairly flat from June to August
although the temperatures are getting better by August.
> There are some other things we can drop from that preliminary budget too
> ("Apple developer license"?). I'm guessing some of these budget numbers
> came from another event?
I rearranged the sheets a bit, that was from a TEDx.
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