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Re: PGDay 2008

From: Hans-Jürgen Schönig <hs(at)cybertec(dot)at>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Susanne Ebrecht <miracee(at)miracee(dot)de>, pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGDay 2008
Date: 2007-09-05 13:34:59
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absolutely, this is really important. the germany speaking area 
certainly has this problem.
we should definitely make it 90% english - otherwise it is not useful at 
all. we want to talk to all people not just to some.
in general, as an austrian it is good to speak english anyway to make 
sure that the germans can understand me at all :).

i share your concerns - we will do it in english whenever it is possible 
to attract as many people as possible.
prato was a really good conference. we should take this as a shining 


> In general, I certainly don't mind Vienna ;-)
> But please work hard to make it an event that's not focused on the German
> speaking community. At least not just on that ;) The way the italians did
> it was pretty good, with their translators. For us non-german (or italian)
> speakers, it would of course be better to have the entire conference in
> english. But I realise that'll cut down on the number of locals attending,
> and in those are the big numbers.
> (It's been my unfortunate experience with other conferences I've been to in
> Germany that they are very centered on the german speaking, which is a
> problem for me ;-) But it may be that I've been unlucky in the ones I've
> been at)
> I think there is a big point to having a european conference that "moves
> around" between the countries between the years. I don't know if we have
> the resources to run more than one - if we do, we could certainly do one in
> each. 
> But another important question is do we have enough resources in Vienna or
> nearby? The Italians pulled in a *lot* of people working there, both pg
> folks and the PLUG folks as I understood it.
> (And of course, the italians had their own bar... :P)
> //Magnus
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