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Re: When to hold Pg East

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com
Cc: Melanie <melanie(at)dunslane(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: When to hold Pg East
Date: 2008-12-11 17:53:01
Message-ID: 200812111753.mBBHr1Y07762@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-12-11 at 11:41 -0500, Melanie wrote:
> > Don't you guys think the location(s) of said event is relevant to 
> > determining someones ability to go?  There is a big difference in making 
> > plans to go to Boston if you're in Jacksonville vs say Charlotte.
> > 
> > The linuxfest that Andrew did in October had us talking to a lot of guys 
> > who have lost their jobs or are concerned about it, they wanted a 
> > t-shirt but the money for a t-shirt would pay for gas, paying to be in a 
> > city like Boston or NYC is different also than even Philly or College 
> > park.   It just seems a relevant feature in making plans.
> 
> The thing that a very few but vocal people (which Melanie just touched
> on) are ignoring is goals of the conference. East and West are not
> international conferences. They aren't designed to be. We have other
> conferences handling that.
> 
> The idea that a United States Conference should care about a Canadian
> one is silly.

Sure, as long as you don't mind having few Postgres speakers, because
most of them are going to PGCon in Canada.

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