Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 20:01 +0200, Dave Neary wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  > Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>  > > Whistler should work, yeah.  I hear there's going to be a huge Firefox
>  > > summit in Whistler later this Summer.  I may be attending, in which case
>  > > I'll check out the place. *BUT*, we already have Boston Summit scheduled
>  > > for October in Boston.  Having another one just a few months later
>  > > doesn't make much sense.  So, we seem to be talking about '10.
>  >
>  > Really? I wasn't aware we'd started planning the Summit in Boston yet
>  > this year. I was thinking about '08/'09, but obviously if you've got a
>  > site sorted out in Boston, keeping that makes sense.
>  J5 has been working on booking Stata Center, yes.  There may not be
>  anything concrete yet, as IIRC we had to wait until May to be able to
>  book for October.  John?

Before people get too excited about Whistler, let this be a polite
reminder that the reason we've historically had summit in Boston is
that it allows RH and Novell to effectively double the number of
events they can send people to from 1 (GUADEC) to 2 (GUADEC and
Summit) since the vast majority of their people are in Boston. I
obviously can't speak to the current budget situation at either
company, but I'm guessing neither is so flush that they'll be happy to
fly their desktop teams to Canada for an event when they could have
had the event in their back yards.

Of course, both companies would be better positioned to complain if
they were better about offering beds and such to Boston visitors,
but... :)


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