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Re: PGDay 2008

From: Susanne Ebrecht <miracee(at)miracee(dot)de>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGDay 2008
Date: 2007-09-05 14:23:39
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Hi Magnus,

Magnus Hagander wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 02:54:21PM +0200, Susanne Ebrecht wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I think the discussion about the PGDay 2008 has drift off.
>> Hans from Austria (the guy who made this really good talk about 
>> replication in Italy) asked me a few days ago, if we should make the 
>> next PGDay 2008 at Vienna because he can get rooms and folk for doing this.
>> I told him, that our discussion, where is the next PGDay drift off. The 
>> discussion was, if it is in another country or if it should be every 
>> year in Italy.
>> I my opinion, Vienna is good place for the next PGDay, because there is 
>> no big open source event in Austria and looking to the German speaking 
>> community, it seems, that we have more Austrian guys than German guys.
>> What do you think?
> 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)

Don't worry.
I know these issue and on the last conference I were, I found it horribe 
and I discussed after the event with the organisation and told them 
about our Italy event and the simultaneous speakers. They answered me, 
that this is a great idea and I'll hope, that they will have 
simultaneous speakers next year.
I think, it's more a question about: the Germans didn't think about 
that. To be honest, before Italy I never thought about that too. But I 
have seen in Italy how great this is and I am trying to kick the German 
event organisations into this direction.

We won't make an event without translators !!


> 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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