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Re: Debconf 20/21 in India

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On 05/08/2018, Amey Abhyankar <sco1984@gmail.com> wrote:
> नमस्ते,
> On 4 August 2018 at 13:03, rajudev <rajudev@disroot.org> wrote:
>> On 4 अगस्त 2018 3:21:07 pm GMT+08:00, Siji Sunny <sijisunny@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> Hello.
>>>> On 3 August 2018 6:02:48 PM IST, Raju Devidas <rajudev@disroot.org>
>>>> >Namaste Everyone,
>>>> >I have not decided up on the City or venue.
>>>> >If you have any suggestions regarding the same, let us know.
>>>> >The general consensus is to make it happen in Kerala or at Pune,
>>>> >Maharashtra.
> Pune is definitely a good strategic city.
> Close to Asia's 1 of the busiest airport i.e. Mumbai & accessible from
> Bangalore,Hyderabad,Cochin & other metro cities by several mode of
> transportations.
> I have a wild guess that University of Pune aka Savitribai Phule
> university can help to host DebConf.
> I have attended Cent OS DOJO event in University Of Pune's campus few
> years back arranged by Pune Linux User Group.
> University Of Pune has many dormitories.
> Date just need to be when its holiday time for university students I guess.
> :-)

Dear Amey,

I dunno if we chose Pune to be the host city that Savitribhai Phule
University may be a good match or not. There has been a lot of
disturbing news coming from the University.

a. Couple of years ago the Police Station which was at the entrance of
the University was moved, why we don't know.

b. Security is and continues to be an issue. Chain-snatching and
robberies have been reported in the area but no action taken.

c. I have seen some of the dorms and seen that many are not maintained
properly. Bed bugs and issues like that. In fact just few months ago,
quite a number of students have agitated about the conditions in the

d. The budget of the University has been shrinking over the years and
has been in the news for that.

If you think of some specific building or/and buildings we can check
out together let me know, would be willing to come there and see if it
can be usable for a conference of the size that we need.

e. There are alternatives near the University as well, IISER is one,
the building opposite the Pune University entrance which has the IAS
Officers training courses has pretty good hall .

All of these venues we would need to talk and ask and know budgets,
availability etc.

There are multiple 1/2/3 star hotels all over the road which we would
need to talk as well as some people may not want to be in dorms even
if they were clean.
Mumbai community will be happy to host it  here. We have multiple options - IITMumbai (where we had MiniDebConf), SNDT, DonDosco (LugMum monthly meet-ups happens there), and many more.

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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Siji Sunny

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