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reply Ethan Watson <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about 
DConf. Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists 
is fantastic, and not something people generally get to do in 
their chosen careers as a programmer.

EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up 
monthly, what about a continental meet up quarterly?

This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite close 
together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this is a 
great idea?
May 06
next sibling parent Manu via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> writes:
On 7 May 2017 at 09:53, Ethan Watson via Digitalmars-d <
digitalmars-d puremagic.com> wrote:

 I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about DConf.
 Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists is fantastic, and
 not something people generally get to do in their chosen careers as a
 programmer.

 EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up monthly,
 what about a continental meet up quarterly?

 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite close
 together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this is a great idea?
+1! ;)
May 06
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Kai Nacke <kai redstar.de> writes:
On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about 
 DConf. Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists 
 is fantastic, and not something people generally get to do in 
 their chosen careers as a programmer.

 EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up 
 monthly, what about a continental meet up quarterly?

 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite 
 close together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this 
 is a great idea?
Yes, it's a great idea. You can count on me. Regards, Kai
May 06
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
Dang, I wish I could participate in that!
May 06
next sibling parent reply Adam Wilson <flyboynw gmail.com> writes:
On 5/7/17 07:41, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dang, I wish I could participate in that!
Well, technically you could, but it involves a set of rather grueling flights. Depending on the day it's held I might be able to attend once a year. If it's on the weekend, I can make a long weekend out of it. -- Adam Wilson IRC: LightBender import quiet.dlang.dev;
May 06
next sibling parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 06:58:51 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 07:41, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dang, I wish I could participate in that!
Well, technically you could, but it involves a set of rather grueling flights. Depending on the day it's held I might be able to attend once a year. If it's on the weekend, I can make a long weekend out of it.
It's a long haul for me, but I'd also be willing to hop over once a year beyond DConf. Good excuse for a vacation.
May 07
prev sibling parent reply Seb <seb wilzba.ch> writes:
On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 06:58:51 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 07:41, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dang, I wish I could participate in that!
Well, technically you could, but it involves a set of rather grueling flights. Depending on the day it's held I might be able to attend once a year. If it's on the weekend, I can make a long weekend out of it.
+1 - maybe its worth considering to make it for two days (=one weekend), s.t. the flight is not longer than the meetup?
May 07
parent reply Adam Wilson <flyboynw gmail.com> writes:
On 5/7/17 12:57, Seb wrote:
 On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 06:58:51 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 07:41, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dang, I wish I could participate in that!
Well, technically you could, but it involves a set of rather grueling flights. Depending on the day it's held I might be able to attend once a year. If it's on the weekend, I can make a long weekend out of it.
+1 - maybe its worth considering to make it for two days (=one weekend), s.t. the flight is not longer than the meetup?
That can work. It would be two or three days vacation depending on flight schedules. It is certainly workable. And it would be a lot of fun to get together to discuss D and hack on projects. Not to mention a cool way to see new cities if it moves around. :) -- Adam Wilson IRC: LightBender import quiet.dlang.dev;
May 07
parent reply Ethan Watson <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 11:32:53 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 12:57, Seb wrote:
 +1 - maybe its worth considering to make it for two days (=one 
 weekend)
That can work. It would be two or three days vacation depending on flight schedules. ... Not to mention a cool way to see new cities if it moves around.
Yes, that was the intention on both counts. There's no point to flying somewhere just for the day. Especially since there will doubtless be Micro BeerConfs in the evening ;-) Andrei suggested that Bucharest be the first city we hold this in. Sounds like a great plan to me.
May 07
next sibling parent Adrian Matoga <dlang.spam matoga.info> writes:
On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 16:37:02 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 11:32:53 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 12:57, Seb wrote:
 +1 - maybe its worth considering to make it for two days 
 (=one weekend)
That can work. It would be two or three days vacation depending on flight schedules. ... Not to mention a cool way to see new cities if it moves around.
Yes, that was the intention on both counts. There's no point to flying somewhere just for the day. Especially since there will doubtless be Micro BeerConfs in the evening ;-) Andrei suggested that Bucharest be the first city we hold this in. Sounds like a great plan to me.
Count me in!
May 07
prev sibling parent reply Atila Neves <atila.neves gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 16:37:02 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 11:32:53 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 12:57, Seb wrote:
 +1 - maybe its worth considering to make it for two days 
 (=one weekend)
That can work. It would be two or three days vacation depending on flight schedules. ... Not to mention a cool way to see new cities if it moves around.
Yes, that was the intention on both counts. There's no point to flying somewhere just for the day. Especially since there will doubtless be Micro BeerConfs in the evening ;-) Andrei suggested that Bucharest be the first city we hold this in. Sounds like a great plan to me.
We should probably organise this! Atila
Aug 15
parent Iain Buclaw via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> writes:
On 16 August 2017 at 00:02, Atila Neves via Digitalmars-d
<digitalmars-d puremagic.com> wrote:
 On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 16:37:02 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 11:32:53 UTC, Adam Wilson wrote:
 On 5/7/17 12:57, Seb wrote:
 +1 - maybe its worth considering to make it for two days (=one weekend)
That can work. It would be two or three days vacation depending on flight schedules. ... Not to mention a cool way to see new cities if it moves around.
Yes, that was the intention on both counts. There's no point to flying somewhere just for the day. Especially since there will doubtless be Micro BeerConfs in the evening ;-) Andrei suggested that Bucharest be the first city we hold this in. Sounds like a great plan to me.
We should probably organise this! Atila
Yes, who is willing to host? Iain.
Aug 17
prev sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2017-05-07 07:41, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dang, I wish I could participate in that!
I guess there could be a separate one for the United States. -- /Jacob Carlborg
May 09
prev sibling next sibling parent Johan Engelen <j j.nl> writes:
On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 ... Rather than a city meet up monthly, what about a 
 continental meet up quarterly?

 ... Anyone else think this is a great idea?
+1 ! -Johan
May 07
prev sibling next sibling parent Moritz Maxeiner <moritz ucworks.org> writes:
On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about 
 DConf. Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists 
 is fantastic, and not something people generally get to do in 
 their chosen careers as a programmer.

 EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up 
 monthly, what about a continental meet up quarterly?

 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite 
 close together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this 
 is a great idea?
Superb!
May 07
prev sibling next sibling parent David Nadlinger <code klickverbot.at> writes:
On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite 
 close together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this 
 is a great idea?
I'd definitely be interested as well. —David
May 07
prev sibling next sibling parent reply John Colvin <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about 
 DConf. Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists 
 is fantastic, and not something people generally get to do in 
 their chosen careers as a programmer.

 EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up 
 monthly, what about a continental meet up quarterly?

 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite 
 close together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this 
 is a great idea?
Great idea. I'm in.
May 07
parent Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On 5/7/17 6:01 PM, John Colvin wrote:
 On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about DConf.
 Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists is fantastic,
 and not something people generally get to do in their chosen careers
 as a programmer.

 EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up
 monthly, what about a continental meet up quarterly?

 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite close
 together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this is a great
 idea?
Great idea. I'm in.
:( So jealous... Two 10 hours flights for a weekend doesn't sound appealing enough. Maybe I'll show up if it's held somewhere on my bucket list ;) -Steve
May 09
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Johan Engelen <j j.nl> writes:
On Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 23:53:45 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 Rather than a city meet up monthly, what about a continental 
 meet up quarterly?
Can we get a cool acronym / name for this thing? Helps when talking with people about it. ;-) cheers, Johan
May 08
next sibling parent reply Moritz Maxeiner <moritz ucworks.org> writes:
On Monday, 8 May 2017 at 20:45:57 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
 Can we get a cool acronym / name for this thing? Helps when 
 talking with people about it. ;-)
Deuconf?
May 08
parent jj <jj aol.com> writes:
On Monday, 8 May 2017 at 21:02:22 UTC, Moritz Maxeiner wrote:
 On Monday, 8 May 2017 at 20:45:57 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
 Can we get a cool acronym / name for this thing? Helps when 
 talking with people about it. ;-)
Deuconf?
how about we get it first to work for everybody. win-deu-conf
May 08
prev sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On Monday, 8 May 2017 at 20:45:57 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
 Can we get a cool acronym / name for this thing? Helps when 
 talking with people about it. ;-)
DBeers? That's a diamond name ;-)
May 08
prev sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2017-05-07 01:53, Ethan Watson wrote:
 I was speaking to Atila earlier about the things we like about DConf.
 Sitting around talking to a bunch of computer scientists is fantastic,
 and not something people generally get to do in their chosen careers as
 a programmer.

 EU nations are quite close together. Rather than a city meet up monthly,
 what about a continental meet up quarterly?

 This is quite feasible in Europe, since everything is quite close
 together. I'm keen. Atila is keen. Anyone else think this is a great idea?
+1. -- /Jacob Carlborg
May 09