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

* Ron Guerin (ron@vnetworx.net) wrote:
> 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.

Without saying anything "official", I doubt a prolonged event like
Debcamp would be acceptable since space is fairly hard to come by
during the day. I'm sure an evening event would be possible but I
don't think Debian folks would be happy to accept the restrictions
imposed by Google.

And while I secretly held out hope for a out hope for DebConf10 in
Montréal, a DebConf in New York would be awesome too. I'd like to help
anyway I can.

Eric Dorland <eric@kuroneko.ca>
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