Nice. Can't wait.
On Nov 28, 2011, at 4:21 PM, Jon Erdman wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: PG "Corridor Days" Kickoff
> Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:29:15 -0500
> From: Jonathan S. Katz <jonathan(dot)katz(at)excoventures(dot)com>
> To: Robert Treat <rob(at)xzilla(dot)net>, Jim Mlodgenski <jim(at)cirrusql(dot)com>,
> Mason Sharp <mason(dot)sharp(at)gmail(dot)com>, Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>,
> Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
> CC: postgresql(at)thewickedtribe(dot)net
> Hey All,
> Spoke with Erdman (looping him in on the email chain) - he's going to
> plan for Austin on 3/23.
> So if I don't hear back from anyone in the next 24 hours with strong
> objections, these are the confirmed dates:
> Fri 3/23/2012 - Austin
> Mon 3/26/2012 - NY
> Wed 3/28/2012 - Philly
> Fri 3/30/2012 - DC
> * Getting a website up. I'll talk to Magnus about where we could have a
> splash page up before the new PUGS site is complete. That way we can
> have info about the conferences, signup for preregistration, CFP.
> * Making an announcement (would like to do by the end of the week)
> * Budgeting
> * I'll start getting info for space in NY for 2 rooms + reg desk +
> sponsor desksfor ~100ppl - can somebodies volunteer to do that for DC/PA?
> * I have a request for a "Corridor Days" logo in - elephant conducting a
> train. I figure we do a "Corridor Days" campaign but target people into
> their local conferences, and then do marketing for individual cities.
> * Pricing
> * Use the EU model:
> * Early Bird / Standard / Pay @ the Door
> * Student
> * If we had more tracks per each conf, we could do a "corridor pass" but
> that does not make sense...
> * Train Party: We should get a group to go by train to each city and
> have a train party similar to that in "Trading Places"
> We're beyond kickoff now - let's get rolling,
> On Nov 25, 2011, at 10:31 AM, Jonathan S. Katz wrote:
>> Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
>> On Nov 22, 2011, at 3:54 PM, Robert Treat wrote:
>>>> Well asides from the room we need:
>>>> * Volunteers
>>>> * Registration desk
>>>> * PG Desk (PG.EU <http://PG.EU> had a desk promoting itself +
>>>> selling items)
>>>> * room moderators
>>>> * tactical troubleshooting
>>>> * Food / drink (providing lunch would be a plus)
>>>> The primary effort is just day-of coordination. It probably will
>>>> not be too bad if it's just a day long conference, but we will be
>>>> doing this up to 3 times in a short amount of time on the east
>>>> coast. My bigger concern is not the day-of work, but the peripherals:
>>>> * name tags
>>>> * programs
>>>> * coordinating services (food, a/v)
>>>> * scheduling (esp. last minute cancellations, issues)
>>>> Which if we run into problems with those, we might have to
>>>> coordinate remotely. I'm sure we'll have a solid plan of attack,
>>>> but I want to throw out some of the issues.
>>> Yeah, this is a great list, and gives us something to work towards.
>>> Making me think we should try to find someone local for each one who
>>> wont be traveling "with the band". We might also want to think of
>>> setting up an account through PG.US <http://PG.US> for eventbrite,
>>> which might help
>>> simplify some of this (I think you used it for PostgresOpen, no? We
>>> used it for Surge. Seems nice.)
>> I'm not sure what PGOpen did - but if it simplifies the process we
>> should do it.
>>> Given the focus toward 1 day local events, I don't care about people
>>> from the EU. I'd ask Erdman if he has a preference.. I see options of
>>> either March 16th or 17th, depending on if he prefers Friday or
>>> Saturday, or March 25th or 26th, depending on if he prefers Sunday or
>>> Monday. I know personally I'd prefer Austin at the end of the cycle,
>>> but I'm not married to it. (I'll not that 10Gen does all of their
>>> Mongo days on Weekdays. That might be coincidence, but I wouldn't be
>>> surprised if there was research behind it).
>> In combination with what Jim + Steve said, let's stick to weekdays.
>> I say let's go with:
>> 3/26 - NYC
>> 3/28 - PA (making sure that either Bruce or Haas can hold the fort)
>> 3/30 - DC
>> I'll make a wiki page today (I'd much rather make a Google doc but
>> I'll use community resources) outlining the discussion so we can
>> prepare an announcement soon.
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