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Re: [Debconf-team] DebConf 13 room planning (talks, hacklabs, bar, ...)

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:39:11PM +0200, Giacomo Catenazzi wrote:
> On 18.06.2013 10:42, Benedikt Trefzer wrote:

> (...)
> >The bar team votes for bar in rotonde.
> >We are aware of the fact, that the bar is not the most important part of
> >the organisation. So we'd like to clearly state, it is possible to
> >organise Bar@le carré but....

> >The most important thing for us is to have a decision soon, so things
> >can get organized.

> I don't think bar is so important, and i think we should hope good
> weather, and push people to drink outdoor (easier/cheaper to clean
> beer).

While trying to not sound like the alcoholic American, I would like to

> DebConf priorities are talks, informal BoF rooms and hacklabs, so we
> should start finding the rooms for such things, and then you should
> choose the better place for bars.

DebConf priorities are ABSOLUTELY talks, informal BoF rooms and hacklabs,
but those (especially the talks and BoFs) generally happen during "day
hours", while socializing, wandering, drinking, etc. will happen in the
evenings/after dinner. Since the venue is fairly far removed from typical
after-conference haunts, it's going to be pretty important to have a
designated meeting area, otherwise attendees may designate their own
drinking rooms.

And the smaller bar will get very quickly overcrowded. To quote, "If you
serve it, they will come."

> But we really need such big place for a bar? I would be disappointed
> if bar will be more full than talk rooms (also considering that in
> Le Camp we have nice outdoor places and many terraces to enjoy
> better the nature.

I would expect bar to be lightly used during talks, but heavily used right
before dinner and especially right after dinner. Would there be any way to
have the small bar available during the day and larger afterwards? Would the
bar team be amenable to this?


Patty Langasek


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