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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: 2012-02-04 03:14:02
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On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 07:41:40PM -0600, Jon Erdman wrote:
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> On 02/03/2012 05:32 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> Damn, that's so cheap I almost want to tell you to book it now (and
> twist Greg's arm) even though we don't have paperwork on the venue
> yet. They said it was available and quoted the price, but we called
> too late today to get a hold of them for a definite 100% yes.
> 
> You know what? Go ahead and grab it if you can. If we have to change
> the day (very unlikely) I will personally eat the cost of that ticket.
> That's just too cheap to pass up!
> 
> Yes sir, Mr. Katz and I planned it that way so we could share
> speakers. The idea is folks can come into Austin, then hit DC, then
> NYC, then out. This will work particularly well for Magnus.

Oh, also, there are multiple airlines all offering $240 fairs so I don't
expect it to change soon.

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> - --
> Jon T Erdman (aka StuckMojo)
>     PostgreSQL Zealot
> 
> On 02/03/2012 05:32 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 
> > 
> >> - -- 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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