[ cc: to Sam as a heads-up; we'll need his input for a DPL bit in the report too, and he may like to come along too I guess! ] Hi folks, I think we can justifiably be proud of ourselves - we seem to have pulled off a Debconf! Not everything worked perfectly or quite as we expected/wanted, but in the end I don't think we had any major issues. Fundamentally, it seems that all the attendees enjoyed themselves immensely and lots of productive work and socialising happened. Yay! We still have a few things to finish up yet, the most important of which (IMHO) is the post-conference report. The delay for this after DC6 caused us to lose quite a lot of goodwill with some sponsors, so I'm keen to make sure this happens sooner rather than later. I'm sure there are other bits and pieces that will emerge soon as well, e.g. finishing up the accounts and formally closing the Debconf 7 Ltd company. At one of the (many!) impromptu pub meetings during Debconf, we floated the idea of a post-Debconf windup meeting for the local team. General discussion seemed in favour of holding this: * around the end of July - to give us a little break to get over the conference, but not so much that we've forgotten it all * in York - it's (roughly) central for the UK folks, and Mark and Steve Gran can offer reasonable amounts of crash space between them Ideally, we'll spend the weekend and mix in writing/editing/printing the report with our own (more internal) post-mortem discussions. Oh, and I predict there may be some beer/milk/$drink abuse too (*grin*). I'll then deal with the final sponsors wrap-up (getting the bags delivered, basically). For reference, the calendar in July looks like: July 2007 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 I'm happy and available to do any of 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29. I remember Phil saying he has a wedding on one of those weekends, so (obviously) it would be nice to arrange things such that he can make it too. Phil - shout when you've checked that date please! So, who's in? -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
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