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Re: Austin PGDay Speaker(s)

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Jon Erdman <postgresql(at)thewickedtribe(dot)net>
Cc: "austinpug(at)postgresql(dot)org" <austinpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>,Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>,Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>,"Jonathan S(dot) Katz" <jonathan(dot)katz(at)excoventures(dot)com>,Steven Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>,Josh Berkus <josh(dot)berkus(at)pgexperts(dot)com>,Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>,Rob Brucks <rob(dot)brucks(at)rackspace(dot)com>, Corey_Horton(at)Dell(dot)com,Will Leinweber <will(at)heroku(dot)com>,"Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Jim Nasby <jnasby(at)enova(dot)com>, Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>,David Wheeler <david(at)justatheory(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Austin PGDay Speaker(s)
Date: 2012-02-03 23:32:52
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On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 04:38:55PM -0600, Jon Erdman wrote:
> 
> I'm copying a couple other prospective speakers here (you two please see
> thread history below):
> 
> David Wheeler
> Merlin Moncure
> 
> So, as the Professor would say, good news everybody! We now have two
> offical Bronze Sponsors:
> 
> Jon Erdman - $500
> Jim Nasby - $500
> 
> This generous contribution by these two pillars of the postgres
> community (*cough*) will allow us to secure our venue today, or at least
> get the wheels in motion. As a result, those of you who've said they'll
> speak are safe to start planning your trip, as it is now definitely
> going to happen! We have the call in to the venue and when we get the
> contract signed I'll let you know so we can get plane tickets reserved.
> 
> Stay tuned...

FYI, I see flights round-trip from Philly for USD $240.  You realize
there is perhaps plan for a Washington DC PGDay on March 30?  I think
they are waiting on an venue too.

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> - --
>  Jon T Erdman (aka StuckMojo)
>      PostgreSQL Zealot
> 
> On 02/03/2012 09:21 AM, Jon Erdman wrote:
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> > 
> > 
> > I'm sorry, I should have mentioned that we are expecting to pick up
> > the airfare and hotel for out of town speakers, except perhaps Magnus
> > (assuming he comes) since he's coming from Europe, but for him we hope
> > to work something out with the NYC PGDay team where we share that cost
> > between the two events.
> > 
> > The sponsorship situation will determine how many speakers we can
> > swing, and so far we've definitely got money from Enova, and very
> > likely PG.us, and hopefully VMWare. We'll be reaching out to other
> > potential sponsors as things solidify.
> > 
> > Stay tuned, and please let us know if you would like to speak (a few
> > of you already have). Oh, and please include Jim Nasby on replies
> > related to speaking.
> > - --
> > Jon T Erdman (aka StuckMojo)
> >     PostgreSQL Zealot
> > 
> > On 02/02/2012 08:33 PM, Jon Erdman wrote:
> >>
> >> So I was chatting on IRC today, and guess who's interested? The 
> >> illustrious Andrew Dunstan, and he's already got a talk on 
> >> pg+json+plv8 which would be quite a cool topic, based on the plv8
> >> talk I went to in Amsterdam by Will Leinweber from Heroku.
> >>
> >> I've copied him here, as well as a few other usual suspects as 
> >> prospective speakers:
> >>
> >> Andrew Dunstan 
> >> Steven Frost
> >> Josh Berkus
> >> Greg Smith
> >> David Fetter (already said he can't make it)
> >> Joe Conway (same, but who knows?) 
> >> Bruce Momjian (tentatively committed) 
> >> Magnus Hagander 
> >> Josh Drake 
> >> Jonathan Katz 
> >> Will Leinweber 
> >> Rob Brucks (Local Rackspace DBA) 
> >> Corey Horton (Local Dell MessageOne DBA)
> >>
> >> For those of you that don't know, we're looking to have it on 
> >> 3/28/2012 and it looks like we've found a venue for 100 people in
> >> a classroom setting for only $350 (Katz I know you hate me right
> >> now!) in nice a hotel with reasonable rooms @ $139/night. As a
> >> result we might be able to bring in more speakers than we
> >> originally thought, depending on how much more sponsorship we can
> >> pick up.
> >>
> >> Those of you who think you'd like to speak, please reply! If you
> >> can think of anyone else you might be interested, please forward
> >> this.
> >>
> >> FYI Average high temps in Austin on 3/28 are 75F with a record of
> >> 98F ;)
> -- 
> Jon Erdman (aka StuckMojo)
> PostgreSQL Zealot

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