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Re: So, who's going to Portland


uhm, ich should add this mailbox to my favorites, I guess...

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 08:32:50AM +0200, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> > who is going to Portland?
> Maxy and I are going.

Well, I plan to go but haven't decided/made travel planning yet.
> We already have the tickets. We arrive on Thursday, Aug 21st and leave
> really early on Tuesday, September 2nd. So, we can hang around and help
> with the final report during Sept. 1st.
> I think it makes sense to try to get as much of the final report done as
> possible during the conf itself.
> For example chasing people to write stuff is much easier when they are
> actually there, and for then it should also be easier to find the time.

It sounds good, but I am not certain this will work - during DebConf,
people are usually really busy with all kinds of stuff, and immediately
afterwards they might be burnt out.  But it's worth a try.

On the other hand, I've never been to the west coast, so hanging around
two days just to write stuff doesn't look so appealing to me personally.
And I could guess it will also be difficult to have DC14 people stick
around (e.g. Patty said she couldn't IIRC).
> Another thing that takes a lot of time is editing and formatting. There are
> basically two options: latex or scribus. Scribus actually looks much much
> better, but it requires having someone that knows how to use it as the main
> editor. Anyway, it makes sense to decide this in advance, and do as much
> pre-work as possible.

I've edited/layouted the DC13 final report a lot, so I could do that
again for the DC14 report, provided we use the same approach.


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