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Fwd: Re: PG "Corridor Days" Kickoff

From: Jon Erdman <postgresql(at)thewickedtribe(dot)net>
To: "austinpug(at)postgresql(dot)org" <austinpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "austin(at)enovafinancial(dot)com" <austin(at)enovafinancial(dot)com>
Subject: Fwd: Re: PG "Corridor Days" Kickoff
Date: 2011-11-28 22:21:26
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-------- 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.
> Jonathan

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