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Re: [ILUG-BOM] [PLUG] Debconf 20/21 in India

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On 07/08/2018, Kumar Appaiah <a.kumar@alumni.iitm.ac.in> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 08:19:49AM +0530, Rigved Rakshit wrote:
>> Thanks everyone for submitting the bid for DebConf in India.
>> If we are thinking of IIT Mumbai as a venue for DebConf 20, then we need
>> to
>> make sure that IIT Mumbai gives us solid WiFi and mobile carrier signals
>> in
>> the campus. During the Mini-DebConf there, we had big issues with
>> internet
>> connectivity. This is something which we can easily fix with help of
>> current students.
> As someone who works in IIT Bombay and a member of Debian, I can make
> this happen. We have quite a big operation in IITB with regard to FOSS
> push, and Debian is one of our major work items.

True, our experience with IIT Mumbai (and FOSSEE team) was amazing and organized 4-5 OpenSource events (including MIniDebConf) in last couple of years and all went well.

As mentioned by Rigved, there was few challenge from the connectivity point of view, which I believe we can address very smartly, since we have enough time to plan. My company is working in the domain of Wireless Network/Internet, so getting a dedicated high speed Fiber connectivity for the event won't be a challenge.

>> We have good volunteer numbers in Pune and Mumbai combined, for on the
>> ground support before the event (if it does happen). Also, Mumbai has
>> many
>> hotels to accommodate a large contingent and the IIT campus is large
>> enough
>> to accommodate multiple parallel tracks. Plus, we have many good
>> sightseeing places nearby the city.
> Indeed. I'll be happy to facilitate and participate.
> Kumar
> --
> Kumar Appaiah

We would be counting on you Kumar as well as people from IIT-B, people
from Mumbai LUG for your co-operation in making this a reality but
first we would need to do whole lot of  minidebconfs to increase the
bench-strength and making people more aware about Debian  and free
software practices.

I completely agree with you, we will be able to schedule 1-2 MiniDebConf in Mumbai before 2020. @rigved , @lugmum team, I think we should initialize this in our next Monthly meeting.

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