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Re: [Debian-NYC] [Fwd: DebConf10 pre-proposal: New York City]

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2008, at 7:01 PM, Micah Anderson wrote:
>> * Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans@eds.org> [2008-08-11 15:31-0400]:
>>> The last Podcamp NYC was at Poly, about 250 signed up, with a peak of
>>> 160ish at once.  The total Podcamp paid Poly was about $3k.  Compare
>>> that to the previous year in a big hotel's conference center: $30k.
>>> Barcamp NYC was just there, it had 24/7 access to one 10m x 20m room
>>> with 9 projectors, and 9am-11pm access to the rest of the spaces.  I
>>> think the budget for Poly was $2k.  Poly just merged with NYU, and
>>> NYU is a money-making machine, so that might change.  Hopefully not.
>> Can you give an idea of how long these events lasted for? Debconf is
>> typically just shy of 2 weeks, with a smaller debcamp before-hand,  
>> and a
>> larger 1 week event as the main attraction.
> The camps are 1-3 days, so short.  The Poly campus is pretty dead in  
> summer, so two weeks should be possible. But it would also be good to  
> mix it up a bit, NYC is a big place.  So perhaps the camp could be at  
> one location, and the conf at another.
> Also, there is a hacklab 5 minutes away from Poly:
> http://www.nycresistor.com/

Google has made their facilities in Chelsea available for community 
events in the past, without charge.  This of course is nowhere near 
Poly, but would be easy on the budget.

- Ron
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