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digitalmars.D - DConf 2013 on kickstarter.com: we're live!

reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf 
2013.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same. 
Hope to see you in 2013!


Thanks,

Andrei
Oct 22 2012
next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/22/12 1:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

On reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/11wkr7/the_d_conference_2013_is_raising_funds_via/ Andrei
Oct 22 2012
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 10/22/2012 10:32 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On reddit:

 http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/11wkr7/the_d_conference_2013_is_raising_funds_via/

Looks like reddit's back up.
Oct 22 2012
prev sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 10/22/2012 10:32 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On reddit:

 http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/11wkr7/the_d_conference_2013_is_raising_funds_via/

Weird - the comments disappeared.
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 10/22/2012 10:25 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Andrei, thanks for doing this! :) Is kickstarter the only way of pledging? I tried and had to create a kickstarter account, which I never needed. When the process then required *also* to create an Amazon account I stopped. :( Can I send a check or pay by PayPal? Thanks, Ali
Oct 22 2012
next sibling parent reply "mist" <none none.none> writes:
There is a serious reason of getting through some registration 
issues and pledging via kickstarter - project either gets all 
money if it is funded or no at all if it is not (and all pledges 
are returned automatically). And, of course, any other means of 
supporting won't be counted by kickstarter towards target sum.

On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 18:30:09 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 On 10/22/2012 10:25 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding 
 for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do 
 the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Andrei, thanks for doing this! :) Is kickstarter the only way of pledging? I tried and had to create a kickstarter account, which I never needed. When the process then required *also* to create an Amazon account I stopped. :( Can I send a check or pay by PayPal? Thanks, Ali

Oct 22 2012
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/22/12 2:32 PM, mist wrote:
 There is a serious reason of getting through some registration issues
 and pledging via kickstarter - project either gets all money if it is
 funded or no at all if it is not (and all pledges are returned
 automatically). And, of course, any other means of supporting won't be
 counted by kickstarter towards target sum.

Yes, this. If we don't break through the limit, nobody is charged a dime. It would be more complicated to refund checks etc. Andrei
Oct 22 2012
parent "Tyro[17]" <nospam home.com> writes:
On 10/22/12 2:49 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 10/22/12 2:32 PM, mist wrote:
 There is a serious reason of getting through some registration issues
 and pledging via kickstarter - project either gets all money if it is
 funded or no at all if it is not (and all pledges are returned
 automatically). And, of course, any other means of supporting won't be
 counted by kickstarter towards target sum.

Yes, this. If we don't break through the limit, nobody is charged a dime. It would be more complicated to refund checks etc. Andrei

So let's see to it that it does break through that limit!!!
Oct 22 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Era Scarecrow" <rtcvb32 yahoo.com> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 18:49:22 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 On 10/22/12 2:32 PM, mist wrote:
 There is a serious reason of getting through some registration 
 issues and pledging via kickstarter - project either gets all 
 money if it is funded or no at all if it is not (and all 
 pledges are returned automatically). And, of course, any other 
 means of supporting won't be counted by kickstarter towards 
 target sum.

Yes, this. If we don't break through the limit, nobody is charged a dime. It would be more complicated to refund checks etc.

I happened to have a facebook (alternate sign-in) & amazon accounts so it was fairly quick and painless for me. I'll look forward to the results of the kickstarter.
Oct 22 2012
prev sibling parent "Era Scarecrow" <rtcvb32 yahoo.com> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 23:37:25 UTC, Tyro[17] wrote:
 Yes, this. If we don't break through the limit, nobody is 
 charged a dime. It would be more complicated to refund checks 
 etc.

So let's see to it that it does break through that limit!!!

Already within a day and it's about 25% there. Looks promising.
Oct 22 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/22/12 1:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

We seem to be off to a good start. I've also just added a Facebook ad, see it demoed here: http://goo.gl/NrEis Thanks to all who've contributed, and all others please consider doing so. This is a great time to add material support to our passion for this project, and to make sure D grows and becomes increasingly significant. Andrei
Oct 22 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "xenon325" <1 a.net> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 17:25:28 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

Typo on the front page: "Some of use are lucky to already use ..." ^
Oct 22 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/22/12 10:26 PM, xenon325 wrote:
 On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 17:25:28 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

Typo on the front page: "Some of use are lucky to already use ..." ^

Ouch. Fixed, thanks much! Andrei
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 22 October 2012 18:25, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same. Hope
 to see you in 2013!

Awesome! Further to the pledge, if there's anyone from the UK wanting / planning to go to the conference, please be in touch. :-) Regards -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Russel Winder <russel winder.org.uk> writes:
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Ian,

 Further to the pledge, if there's anyone from the UK wanting /
 planning to go to the conference, please be in touch. :-)

I am not sure I will be able to get to the D conference, but=E2=80=A6 Should we be trying to create a D community in London/Brighton? Should we be putting together training courses and getting Skills Matter or someone to list them? --=20 Russel. =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 voip: sip:russel.winder ekiga.n= et 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 xmpp: russel winder.org.uk London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk skype: russel_winder
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Dejan Lekic" <dejan.lekic gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 09:01:41 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
 Ian,

 Further to the pledge, if there's anyone from the UK wanting /
 planning to go to the conference, please be in touch. :-)

I am not sure I will be able to get to the D conference, but… Should we be trying to create a D community in London/Brighton? Should we be putting together training courses and getting Skills Matter or someone to list them?

Russel, I have already planned a D workshop UCL for this year, but due to some circumstances it is going to be postponed for next year. :( There are few people interested in this and I hope by the time we are ready to do it we will have more. The workshop will most likely be a part of the CREST Open Workshop programme - http://crest.cs.ucl.ac.uk/cow/ . Kind regards
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 23 October 2012 10:01, Russel Winder <russel winder.org.uk> wrote:
 Ian,

 Further to the pledge, if there's anyone from the UK wanting /
 planning to go to the conference, please be in touch. :-)

I am not sure I will be able to get to the D conference, but=85 Should we be trying to create a D community in London/Brighton? Should we be putting together training courses and getting Skills Matter or someone to list them? -- Russel.

Given that now I've moved from the fields of Shropshire to a place closer to the centre of civilisation, I would say this would be a good oportunity to do such a thing. Regards --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Dejan Lekic" <dejan.lekic gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 17:25:28 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding 
 for DConf 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the 
 same. Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

I have been a committee member of the UK AUA (http://www.iua.org.uk) and I know that the best way to get funding is to find good sponsors. That is my recommendation to you, Andrei. - Try hard to find sponsors for the DConf. Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?
Oct 23 2012
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/23/12 7:10 AM, Dejan Lekic wrote:
 I have been a committee member of the UK AUA (http://www.iua.org.uk) and
 I know that the best way to get funding is to find good sponsors. That
 is my recommendation to you, Andrei. - Try hard to find sponsors for the
 DConf. Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding
 organisation?

I think that's a great idea. I am, of course, trying to bring in Facebook sponsorship. All - please bring the campaign to the attention of interested entities by your employer: recruiters, managers etc. If you have any contacts that you think I could cold-email, please write me email. In particular, who in FSF would be suitable? Thanks, Andrei
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply deadalnix <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
Le 23/10/2012 15:12, Era Scarecrow a écrit :
 On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 11:46:11 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 23 October 2012 12:34, jerro <a a.com> wrote:
 Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?

Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being free software?

We aren't celebrating dmd here, we are celebrating the D programming language, which is a F/OSS project.

I don't think FSF would be that picky. As Iain said, it's about the D language which is an open spec, and progress in the community as a whole. Afterall, if we were getting together to talk about AWK, they may contribute even considering a free version (Gawk) is available, and it isn't about which version you run at all. But the spec not being ANSI managed may provide some problems. I may get this wrong, but my understanding FSF's view (and spirit thereof) is about keeping the freedom; IE: Learning from eachother (be it mistakes or otherwise), enable the willingness to fix (or offer fixes), and allow you to improve any given piece of software with no personal or financial gain from it, out of only the love and want to help the community as a whole.

I worked with FSF several times, and they usually are really picky about process and have pretty strong criteria on almost everything you can think of :D They usually are not the easiest organization to work with.
Oct 23 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/23/12 10:43 AM, deadalnix wrote:
 I worked with FSF several times, and they usually are really picky about
 process and have pretty strong criteria on almost everything you can
 think of :D

 They usually are not the easiest organization to work with.

If you have any contacts worth trying, it would be great if you gave it a shot. Thanks, Andrei
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 10/23/2012 4:34 AM, jerro wrote:
 Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?

Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being free software?

GDC is free software, and the rights were assigned to the FSF a year ago.
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Dejan Lekic" <dejan.lekic gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 11:23:08 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 On 10/23/12 7:10 AM, Dejan Lekic wrote:
 I have been a committee member of the UK AUA 
 (http://www.iua.org.uk) and
 I know that the best way to get funding is to find good 
 sponsors. That
 is my recommendation to you, Andrei. - Try hard to find 
 sponsors for the
 DConf. Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding
 organisation?

I think that's a great idea. I am, of course, trying to bring in Facebook sponsorship. All - please bring the campaign to the attention of interested entities by your employer: recruiters, managers etc. If you have any contacts that you think I could cold-email, please write me email. In particular, who in FSF would be suitable? Thanks, Andrei

The moment I saw the thread I made a thread at LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/DConf-2013-needs-funding-3923820.S.177855009 . I hope people will see it and help.
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "jerro" <a a.com> writes:
 Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding 
 organisation?

Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being free software?
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 23 October 2012 12:34, jerro <a a.com> wrote:
 Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?

Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being free software?

We aren't celebrating dmd here, we are celebrating the D programming language, which is a F/OSS project. -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Era Scarecrow" <rtcvb32 yahoo.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 11:46:11 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 23 October 2012 12:34, jerro <a a.com> wrote:
 Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding 
 organisation?

Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being free software?

We aren't celebrating dmd here, we are celebrating the D programming language, which is a F/OSS project.

I don't think FSF would be that picky. As Iain said, it's about the D language which is an open spec, and progress in the community as a whole. Afterall, if we were getting together to talk about AWK, they may contribute even considering a free version (Gawk) is available, and it isn't about which version you run at all. But the spec not being ANSI managed may provide some problems. I may get this wrong, but my understanding FSF's view (and spirit thereof) is about keeping the freedom; IE: Learning from eachother (be it mistakes or otherwise), enable the willingness to fix (or offer fixes), and allow you to improve any given piece of software with no personal or financial gain from it, out of only the love and want to help the community as a whole.
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply deadalnix <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
Le 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu a crit :
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

This is going way better than I expected. 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days. I'm not 100% sure I will be able to come yet, but still gave something to make thing happen.
Oct 23 2012
next sibling parent reply "Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.

I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the D followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...
Oct 23 2012
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/23/12 10:26 AM, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
 On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.

I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the D followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...

Yah. On the other hand corporate sponsors tend to move slower. Hopefully we'll find more of those. (One platinum sponsorship was initiated by a private investor.) The key to doing good now is to let people know through all channels about this. Please do so, and contact me with any other ideas you might have. Thanks, Andrei
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling parent deadalnix <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
Le 23/10/2012 16:26, Adam D. Ruppe a écrit :
 On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.

I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the D followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...

Obviously, you can expect the rate to be higher at the beginning and at the end. But still, numbers are encouraging.
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling parent "SomeDude" <lovelydear mailmetrash.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:26:21 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
 On Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14:15:22 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 1/4 of the money raised in 2 days.

I expect the speed will slow down significantly because most the D followers would have already seen it in the first couple days...

Yeqh, but I haven't pledged yet :o Promise I will :)
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 23 October 2012 18:10, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:
 On 10/23/2012 4:34 AM, jerro wrote:
 Perhaps FSF would help or some other open-source funding organisation?

Wouldn't FSF have issues with the reference implementation's back end not being free software?

GDC is free software, and the rights were assigned to the FSF a year ago.

I have a letter in a frame to prove it. :) -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Oct 23 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "thedeemon" <dlang thedeemon.com> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 17:25:28 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding 
 for DConf 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the 
 same. Hope to see you in 2013!

I'm a backer now, with Facebook and Amazon accounts it was real quick and simple. My evil plan is the fact of organizing this conference will bring more people's attention to the language, more adopters and developers, so the implementation will get better and better faster.
Oct 24 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 10/22/2012 10:25 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Passed the 50% mark! :) Ali
Oct 26 2012
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 10/26/2012 11:55 AM, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 Passed the 50% mark! :)

Thanks in part to you!
Oct 26 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Faux Amis <faux amis.com> writes:
On 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Looking at the graph and excluding the super-villains (who are they?) the current pool seems close to empty. There will probably be an end spurt if the goals seems in sight, but as it stand I don't see this happening. My reason for not having pledged: Too expensive: flight + ticket. I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.
Oct 31 2012
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/31/12 8:35 PM, Faux Amis wrote:
 On 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0



 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Looking at the graph and excluding the super-villains (who are they?) the current pool seems close to empty.

We currently have one generous $5K contribution from Andrew Edwards (an enlisted US Marine) and another one from Sociomantic.com. Since Andrew is not competing for branding or recruiting, we're considering offering one extra Kryptonite slot should we receive requests. Excluding the large contributions is actually not indicative because most conferences actually finance via sponsorships.
 There will probably be an end spurt if the goals seems in sight, but as
 it stand I don't see this happening.

The way I see it, we have 16 firm early bird attendees, and we're six corporate sponsorships away from reaching our goal. We must make this happen. One thing we could all do is to mention the conference to our recruiting managers. This is a golden opportunity to recruit straight in the Bay Area. A contribution as simple as offering a conference room for three days would mean huge goodwill in the D community for next to no cost to the company.
 My reason for not having pledged:
 Too expensive: flight + ticket.
 I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

Understood. Note that if you submit a talk proposal, it's possible (no promise though at this point) we'd be able to defray transportation costs. Andrei
Nov 01 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Hristo Stefanov" <hrstefanov yahoo.co.uk> writes:
On 10/31/12 8:35 PM, Faux Amis wrote:
 I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

I second that. Many of us won't be able to attend to the conference due to travel costs and it would be nice if there are videos.
Nov 01 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/1/12 1:40 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On 1 November 2012 00:35, Faux Amis<faux amis.com>  wrote:
 On 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

Too expensive: flight + ticket. I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

I should hope that it would be video'd - :o)

Hoping is good, making it happen is even better. Does anyone have the equipment and expertise to help with video recording? Andrei
Nov 01 2012
parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-11-01 20:18, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 Hoping is good, making it happen is even better. Does anyone have the
 equipment and expertise to help with video recording?

Funny thing. Most video clips from conferences I've seen are fairly poor quality. I don't know if it's the recording or the compression after it been uploaded. But these days many phones have pretty good cameras, like 1080p. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Nov 01 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/1/12 5:42 PM, Era Scarecrow wrote:
 On Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 19:35:35 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 On 2012-11-01 20:18, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 Hoping is good, making it happen is even better. Does anyone have the
 equipment and expertise to help with video recording?

Funny thing. Most video clips from conferences I've seen are fairly poor quality. I don't know if it's the recording or the compression after it been uploaded. But these days many phones have pretty good cameras, like 1080p.

I have some expertise & some equipment; But I plan on getting more shortly anyways (and could run it too). Something to consider is encoding the videos and could ship them on dvd/blueray. Hmmm, with dvd it would have to be avi/mkv's while on blueray if the options allow could use the player rather than having a computer file format, then it's only a matter of time before I can have them all burned. On the other hand, if we have something like 1000 people wanting discs, it might be possible to have them made once we make the original (course the minimum may be 50,000 which wouldn't be an option at this time). But if we consider almost everyone has the internet and youtube is available and allows HD and long submissions for this type of stuff that quickly seems like a silly option.

If we're to film the conference, we'll make it available online for free. No disks, no DRM, no red tape - that's for sure. The advantage of paying to be at the conference is, well, being there, and also the timeliness (we may upload the videos later, which is common practice). Do you plan to be there? If we can count on you taking care of reasonable-quality recordings, please let me know. Andrei
Nov 01 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Era Scarecrow" <rtcvb32 yahoo.com> writes:
On Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 19:35:35 UTC, Jacob Carlborg 
wrote:
 On 2012-11-01 20:18, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 Hoping is good, making it happen is even better. Does anyone 
 have the equipment and expertise to help with video recording?

Funny thing. Most video clips from conferences I've seen are fairly poor quality. I don't know if it's the recording or the compression after it been uploaded. But these days many phones have pretty good cameras, like 1080p.

I have some expertise & some equipment; But I plan on getting more shortly anyways (and could run it too). Something to consider is encoding the videos and could ship them on dvd/blueray. Hmmm, with dvd it would have to be avi/mkv's while on blueray if the options allow could use the player rather than having a computer file format, then it's only a matter of time before I can have them all burned. On the other hand, if we have something like 1000 people wanting discs, it might be possible to have them made once we make the original (course the minimum may be 50,000 which wouldn't be an option at this time). But if we consider almost everyone has the internet and youtube is available and allows HD and long submissions for this type of stuff that quickly seems like a silly option.
Nov 01 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 19:18:40 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Hoping is good, making it happen is even better. Does anyone 
 have the equipment and expertise to help with video recording?

I have experience as a live lighting/audio/video engineer and also did a few smaller film jobs, so I guess I could help out with handling the recording things. I don't personally have much equipment, though, and bringing more than say a sound card, a pair of good headphones and the odd adapter (and maybe an Eos 5D and a couple of lenses for some additional shots?) on an overseas trip is probably not worth the hassle. This is all assuming that I'll actually be able to make it to DConf, though… David
Nov 01 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 10/31/2012 05:35 PM, Faux Amis wrote:

 I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

There is a change on the project page: :) "Late-Breaking News: Smile, You're On Camera! It's confirmed - through volunteer support, the conference talks will be recorded and posted on the Net for free! We're preparing diligently to ensure professional quality recordings. One more reason to pledge even if for those of you who can't be there!" Ali
Nov 05 2012
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/6/12 4:15 AM, Jesse Phillips wrote:
 On Monday, 5 November 2012 at 21:57:01 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 On 10/31/2012 05:35 PM, Faux Amis wrote:

 I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

There is a change on the project page: :) "Late-Breaking News: Smile, You're On Camera! It's confirmed - through volunteer support, the conference talks will be recorded and posted on the Net for free! We're preparing diligently to ensure professional quality recordings. One more reason to pledge even if for those of you who can't be there!" Ali

That probably should be posted as an Update in kickstarter (not just a change to the main page)...

You mean send an update to all current backers? Andrei
Nov 05 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/6/12 8:40 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 11/6/12 4:15 AM, Jesse Phillips wrote:
 On Monday, 5 November 2012 at 21:57:01 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 On 10/31/2012 05:35 PM, Faux Amis wrote:

 I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

There is a change on the project page: :) "Late-Breaking News: Smile, You're On Camera! It's confirmed - through volunteer support, the conference talks will be recorded and posted on the Net for free! We're preparing diligently to ensure professional quality recordings. One more reason to pledge even if for those of you who can't be there!" Ali

That probably should be posted as an Update in kickstarter (not just a change to the main page)...

You mean send an update to all current backers?

Well did so. Andrei
Nov 05 2012
prev sibling parent "Jesse Phillips" <jessekphillips+D gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 5 November 2012 at 21:57:01 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 On 10/31/2012 05:35 PM, Faux Amis wrote:

 I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

There is a change on the project page: :) "Late-Breaking News: Smile, You're On Camera! It's confirmed - through volunteer support, the conference talks will be recorded and posted on the Net for free! We're preparing diligently to ensure professional quality recordings. One more reason to pledge even if for those of you who can't be there!" Ali

That probably should be posted as an Update in kickstarter (not just a change to the main page)...
Nov 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 1 November 2012 00:35, Faux Amis <faux amis.com> wrote:
 On 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.


 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Looking at the graph and excluding the super-villains (who are they?) the current pool seems close to empty. There will probably be an end spurt if the goals seems in sight, but as it stand I don't see this happening. My reason for not having pledged: Too expensive: flight + ticket. I will pledge 100$ if that would mean videos.

I should hope that it would be video'd - :o) -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Nov 01 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "ButHead" <kma ass.be> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 17:25:28 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding 
 for DConf 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the 
 same. Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Collecting money to blow up Andrei's EGO even more ? Hope the show fails.looks good so far. what about collectimg money for solid, real world projects instead of donating to bla bla nonsense parties.
Nov 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Update - we've crossed $20K! At this point we're one major backer away 
from achieving the goal, and we're looking at a number of options. 
Please share with your friends and coworkers, and bring the discussion 
up with your employer's managers and recruiters. It should be an easier 
case to make now that among 107 backers we have sold out 20 early bird 
seats and 3 sponsorships before even having published a conference program.

We will make this happen!


Andrei
Nov 12 2012
next sibling parent "Mike van Dongen" <dlang mikevandongen.nl> writes:
On Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 01:08:01 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Update - we've crossed $20K! At this point we're one major 
 backer away from achieving the goal, and we're looking at a 
 number of options. Please share with your friends and 
 coworkers, and bring the discussion up with your employer's 
 managers and recruiters. It should be an easier case to make 
 now that among 107 backers we have sold out 20 early bird seats 
 and 3 sponsorships before even having published a conference 
 program.

 We will make this happen!


 Andrei

I was about to donate, but after creating the accounts I found out paying is only possible with a credit card. Is there another way I can donate $25 (or $50+ if you can send a shirt to the EU)?
Nov 14 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mike van Dongen" <dlang mikevandongen.nl> writes:
On Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 01:08:01 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Update - we've crossed $20K! At this point we're one major 
 backer away from achieving the goal, and we're looking at a 
 number of options. Please share with your friends and 
 coworkers, and bring the discussion up with your employer's 
 managers and recruiters. It should be an easier case to make 
 now that among 107 backers we have sold out 20 early bird seats 
 and 3 sponsorships before even having published a conference 
 program.

 We will make this happen!


 Andrei

I was about to donate, but after creating the accounts I found out paying is only possible with a credit card. Is there another way I can donate $25 (or $50+ if you can send a shirt to the EU)?
Nov 14 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mike van Dongen" <dlang mikevandongen.nl> writes:
On Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 01:08:01 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
wrote:
 Update - we've crossed $20K! At this point we're one major 
 backer away from achieving the goal, and we're looking at a 
 number of options. Please share with your friends and 
 coworkers, and bring the discussion up with your employer's 
 managers and recruiters. It should be an easier case to make 
 now that among 107 backers we have sold out 20 early bird seats 
 and 3 sponsorships before even having published a conference 
 program.

 We will make this happen!


 Andrei

I was about to donate, but after creating the accounts I found out paying is only possible with a credit card. Is there another way I can donate $25 (or $50+ if you can send a shirt to the EU)?
Nov 14 2012
prev sibling parent "Mike van Dongen" <dlang mikevandongen.nl> writes:
On Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 01:08:01 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Update - we've crossed $20K! At this point we're one major 
 backer away from achieving the goal, and we're looking at a 
 number of options. Please share with your friends and 
 coworkers, and bring the discussion up with your employer's 
 managers and recruiters. It should be an easier case to make 
 now that among 107 backers we have sold out 20 early bird seats 
 and 3 sponsorships before even having published a conference 
 program.

 We will make this happen!


 Andrei

I was about to donate, but after creating the accounts I found out paying is only possible with a credit card. Is there another way I can donate $25 (or $50+ if you can send a shirt to the EU)?
Nov 14 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mike van Dongen" <dlang mikevandongen.nl> writes:
On Monday, 22 October 2012 at 17:25:28 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding 
 for DConf 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0

 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the 
 same. Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

I was about to donate, but after creating the accounts I found out paying is only possible with a credit card. Is there another way I can donate $25 (or $50+ if you can send a shirt to the EU)?
Nov 14 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On 10/22/2012 07:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same. Hope to
 see you in 2013!

About that t-shirt thing -- is Kickstarter really accurate to say "US only"? Or can you enter an EU address and pay shipping charges?
Nov 15 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/15/12 6:39 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
 On 10/22/2012 07:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to
 see you in 2013!

About that t-shirt thing -- is Kickstarter really accurate to say "US only"? Or can you enter an EU address and pay shipping charges?

I think you can, but I'm not sure. Anyhow we can arrange something - feel free to contribute $50 for "no reward" and then contact me to get the T-shirt. Andrei
Nov 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 15 November 2012 15:13, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 On 11/15/12 6:39 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
 On 10/22/2012 07:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to
 see you in 2013!

About that t-shirt thing -- is Kickstarter really accurate to say "US only"? Or can you enter an EU address and pay shipping charges?

I think you can, but I'm not sure. Anyhow we can arrange something - feel free to contribute $50 for "no reward" and then contact me to get the T-shirt. Andrei

I hope all attendees get a t-shirt. :-) -- Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Nov 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
On 11/15/12, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:
 I hope all attendees get a t-shirt. :-)

All D attendees are required to be barechested (ladies excluded), and a minimum beard descent of 1.5x below the Adam's apple (ladies not excluded).
Nov 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Michael Eisendle" <kiubiq gulli.com> writes:
It would be really awesome if you could ship the shirts to the 
EU. I pledged 50$ nonetheless, if only there'll be recordings it 
will be awesome enough :)

On Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 15:13:28 UTC, Andrei 
Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 11/15/12 6:39 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
 On 10/22/2012 07:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do 
 the same.
 Hope to
 see you in 2013!

About that t-shirt thing -- is Kickstarter really accurate to say "US only"? Or can you enter an EU address and pay shipping charges?

I think you can, but I'm not sure. Anyhow we can arrange something - feel free to contribute $50 for "no reward" and then contact me to get the T-shirt. Andrei

Nov 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Faux Amis <faux amis.com> writes:
On 22/10/2012 19:25, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

What's up with WEB SUPPORTER being a US only thing?
Nov 16 2012
prev sibling parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 10/22/2012 10:25 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're on! For one month starting today, we're raising funding for DConf
 2013.

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0


 Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to do the same.
 Hope to see you in 2013!


 Thanks,

 Andrei

Woohoo! With a dollar to spare: :) 155 Backers $30,000 pledged of $29,999 goal Ali
Nov 20 2012
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/20/12 3:18 PM, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 Woohoo! With a dollar to spare: :)

 155
 Backers
 $30,000
 pledged of $29,999 goal

We did it! Congratulations to everyone who helped and to the entire D community! Now let's get to work - we've got a lot of planning to do. Please start thinking about submitting a talk proposal (title, abstract, and bio). Andrei
Nov 20 2012
prev sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/20/12 3:18 PM, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 Woohoo! With a dollar to spare: :)

 155
 Backers
 $30,000
 pledged of $29,999 goal

 Ali

On reddit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0? Andrei
Nov 20 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 11/20/12 3:42 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 11/20/12 3:18 PM, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 Woohoo! With a dollar to spare: :)

 155
 Backers
 $30,000
 pledged of $29,999 goal

 Ali

On reddit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083649206/the-d-programming-language-conference-2013-0?

I mean: http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/13iz81/the_d_conference_2013_raises_30000_on/ Andrei
Nov 20 2012