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Re: DebConf in Montreal in 2016

Le lundi 15 septembre 2014 à 13:47 -0400, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre a écrit :
> Hi everyone,
> I figure it's been long enough now since DebConf14; and way past due 
> for
> sending this email.
> I was at DebConf14, and the subject of presenting a bid for Montreal 
> for
> DebConf16 has popped up. As such, I've already been talking to quite 
> a
> few people in an effort to gauge interest, build a team, and figure 
> out
> options for venues, and just who we'd need to talk to in the near 
> future
> for this.
> So here it is: this isn't a one-man job. DebConf is a large 
> conference
> that takes a lot of time to organize, and to have it in Montreal, 
> we'd
> also need to present a formal bid by December 1st, 2014. This isn't 
> that
> far off.
> This email is a request for help. If you're interested in helping out
> organizing DebConf16 and/or preparing the bid; please add your name 
> to
> the wiki [1], we can all schedule a meeting very soon to hammer out 
> the
> details. There is a ton of things[2] to look into, so if you can, 
> please
> also write down what you'd be interested in helping out with. It 
> doesn't
> have to be the bid (though we'll need people for that!), it can also 
> be
> to be part of the various other teams *during* DebConf: video team, 
> the
> registration desk, etc.
> So far, it looks like one viable option would be to have DebConf at
> UQAM, and while nothing's set in stone, I've been talking to people
> there to see how it can be arranged. It's obviously good if we could
> have at least one other option as well, in case things don't work 
> out.
> Unless people think it would be too much volume to discuss 
> organization
> details on this list, I think don't need to request a new list be
> created for that purpose.
> [1] https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/Bids/Montreal
> [2] https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16

Hi, indeed debconf at Montreal would be great ! I've talked a bit with 
people from the debconf14 organisation team, and i remember about 
issues: We should be aware of volonteer people subject to abandon (not 
about judgment, only about having a strong team), and the possible 
lack options or knowledge about where to organizes that, who we should 

Also I suggest to ask for help to the local Pycon organisation team, 
as Pycon14 and Pycon15 are both in Montreal. I already got in touch 
with that team.

Just to mention, we also might find inspiration on the 2012 bid [1].

[1] https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf12/Bids/Montr%c3%a9al

Jean Schurger
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