Q: PVMW k10?
Austin_Hastings at Yahoo.com
Tue Feb 9 03:38:03 UTC 2010
James E Keenan wrote:
> Last year there were elaborate plans for us to have a workshop on the
> Saturday and Sunday before the three days of YAPC. This workshop was
> to have been held in some location high on one of Pittsburgh's
> mountains. The conference center looked quite delightful but, not
> surprisingly, it fell through -- I think for lack of $$$. So we ended
> up having the workshop in the same building on the Carnegie-Mellon
> campus that the YAPC for-fee classes were being held in. Which was
> all the better, as far as I was concerned.
If I weren't being careful with my sarcasm, I might make an analogy with
Parrot itself. :-)
> I think it's basically up to us, the Parrot developers, to (a) decide
> what business we want to conduct in a workshop; (b) decide whether we
> want to have it the weekend before YAPC or the Thursday/Friday YAPC;
> and then (c) discuss with the conference organizers what space is
> available at Ohio State in those time periods.
> My own two cents:
> First cent:
> I would like to hear what the Rakudo folks' launch plan for Rakudo*
> is. If the launch is on track for April 2010 as pmichaud presented
> last year, then YAPC::NA::2010 will be the first major Perl conference
> where we have that "usable subset of the Perl 6 specification" ready
> for people to play with. As I argued at our online summit in
> December, a successful launch of Rakudo* is the best possible
> advertising for Parrot.
You're right. And what's more, if Rakudo* is available, it might behoove
for the Parrot conference to fall well after YAPC, to generate some
enthusiasm. (Although this may be a one shot deal.)
> Second cent:
> Whatever we do decide, I think the fact of having a workshop is even
> more important than its content. As I have previously argued, people
> in an online, open source project need to see each other F2F at least
> once a year (at least those on a given continent). In particular, I
> hope that our project architect and project manager can be at the
> workshop this year, along with all our board members.
Agreed. I'm not sure what the geographic distribution of Parroteers is,
tho I have the impression that it's very coastal (with some "south
coast" representatives in Alabama and Texas).
(I apologize if there's a bunch of folks in the midwest that I'm
While Columbus might be great for co-location with Yapc, we might
benefit from a different place if a large fraction of the group won't be
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