[barcampgr] Next Year

Matt Heusser matt.heusser at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 13:17:09 PDT 2010

As a dude who has run a fair number of conferences, keeping with
non-conflicts is /extremely/ challenging. Basically, there is something
somewhere all the time.

Plus, when you finally do get it all figured out that you don't conflict
with, say, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, the original complainer dude
will say "oh yeah, we only had budget for one conference this year, so we
ended up going to O'Reilly.  But thanks and all ..."

Things might be a little different for a /personal/ conference like barcamp
instead of a "corporate" conference.  My suggestion would be to schedule it
as far out as possible, so we can say: "uh, no, FooCamp comflicts with



On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Jeff DeMaagd <jeff at demaagd.com> wrote:

>  On 8/23/10 12:42 PM, radiodurans at gmail.com wrote:
>> 7) Don't schedule it the same weekend as the Chicago Barcamp (and Comicon
>> Chicago) ;)
>>  I think that was mostly out of the organizer's control, I think they
> tried to prevent conflicts, but the rooms here were reserved before they
> were aware of Chicago BarCamp.  Once it came up, someone looked up the
> registrants and didn't find any from that direction anyway.  I suggested
> that most people anywhere near Chicago (say 1-2 hours transit to Chicago)
> wouldn't be likely to come our way anyway.
> --
> Jeff
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