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Re: The possibility of co-locating GUADEC 2015 with DebConf15

On Thu, 2014-07-03 at 14:49 +0100, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> Hi,

> On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Oliver Propst <oliver.propst@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I understand that there is a University [5] very close to the proposed
> > DebConf15 venue, it would be great if someone from the local team could
> > reach out to the university and ask about the possibility for such
> > arrangement. Have the University near the proposed DebConf15 venue been
> > considered as an option for hosting the conference, if so was there any
> > reason it was not selected?
> We prefer the option of "having everything in the same place", and the
> Heidelberg hostel gives us that option.  Our contact with the
> university has been quite positive, though, so I would expect that
> they would be able to help out (but someone would need to reach out to
> them).
> > If DebConf15 are going to be co-located with GUADEC 2015 its safe to say
> > that the local team would need to grow in size (this also applies for
> > the volunteer base during the actually conference).
> When you say "co-locating" do you mean doing them at the same time, or
> just in the same place and near in time?
Doing them at the same time.

> My main concern with this is the amount of space that it would take in
> the hostel.  We expect to almost reach the maximum capacity of the
> hostel, so hosting another conference there would not really work.

> However, it might be possible to do it during DebCamp (the first week
> of DebConf, to which not so many people attend) or to do it the week
> after DebConf has ended.
I think doing it before DebConf15, during DebCamp would be much better
is this something the local team could investigate further ? 

-mvh Oliver Propst

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