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reply "Frank Benoit (keinfarbton)" <benoit tionex.removethispart.de> writes:
The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

Anything new about this?
Feb 26 2007
next sibling parent reply Justin C Calvarese <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.announce&article_id=5536 for those that like the web interface
 Anything new about this?

Well, all I know is what people posted in that old thread. Some people showed interest in attending such a conference, but there was much disagreement about where it should be held. Walter proposed having it in Seattle, Washington or Astoria, Oregon, but that seemed like too expensive of a trip for most people that responded in the newsgroup. Other places were mentioned by other people. In short, everywhere seemed to be too far away (i.e., too expensive) for most people (i.e. whoever doesn't already live there). -- jcc7
Feb 26 2007
parent reply Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Justin C Calvarese wrote:
 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.anno nce&article_id=5536 for those that like the web interface
 Anything new about this?

Well, all I know is what people posted in that old thread. Some people showed interest in attending such a conference, but there was much disagreement about where it should be held. Walter proposed having it in Seattle, Washington or Astoria, Oregon, but that seemed like too expensive of a trip for most people that responded in the newsgroup. Other places were mentioned by other people. In short, everywhere seemed to be too far away (i.e., too expensive) for most people (i.e. whoever doesn't already live there).

D may be too small at the moment to really be able to swing a dedicated conference. But the alternative is to co-locate with a bigger conference that lots of people will be going to anyway, then hold a "Birds of a Feather" meeting on site or nearby. The only big conference I go to is SIGGRAPH, but I suspect that's a destination not too many of you are headed for. FWIW, it'll be in San Diego this August 5-9. But I'd definitely be interested in having a D Birds of a Feather there if anyone else is interested. So what conferences are everyone going to attend this year? SD West is maybe popular? GDC (not the compiler)? --bb
Feb 26 2007
next sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 
 So what conferences are everyone going to attend this year?

Probably none :-) A floor pass isn't worth the trip, and conference passes are absurdly expensive. If there were a D gathering somewhere I might travel to that and swing by a nearby conference if one is going on, but not the reverse. Sean
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling parent janderson <askme me.com> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 Justin C Calvarese wrote:
 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.anno nce&article_id=5536 for those that like the web interface
 Anything new about this?

Well, all I know is what people posted in that old thread. Some people showed interest in attending such a conference, but there was much disagreement about where it should be held. Walter proposed having it in Seattle, Washington or Astoria, Oregon, but that seemed like too expensive of a trip for most people that responded in the newsgroup. Other places were mentioned by other people. In short, everywhere seemed to be too far away (i.e., too expensive) for most people (i.e. whoever doesn't already live there).

D may be too small at the moment to really be able to swing a dedicated conference. But the alternative is to co-locate with a bigger conference that lots of people will be going to anyway, then hold a "Birds of a Feather" meeting on site or nearby. The only big conference I go to is SIGGRAPH, but I suspect that's a destination not too many of you are headed for. FWIW, it'll be in San Diego this August 5-9. But I'd definitely be interested in having a D Birds of a Feather there if anyone else is interested. So what conferences are everyone going to attend this year? SD West is maybe popular? GDC (not the compiler)? --bb

I'll by attending GDC (Game developers conference), this year. They are right next door and the company I work for is paying for it :) -JOel
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
 
 Anything new about this?

Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.
Feb 26 2007
next sibling parent "Frank Benoit (keinfarbton)" <benoit tionex.removethispart.de> writes:
 Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are
 unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.

wow, thats coool.
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent John Reimer <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:12:14 -0800, Walter Bright wrote:

 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
 
 Anything new about this?

Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.

That may be a good time. I have relatives in Seattle anyway. :) -JJR
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Walter,

 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
 
 Anything new about this?
 

unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.

I'd try hard to get to a D conference, (I'm a few hours drive from Seattle) I might even be able to talk some other people into going. BTW would it be a weekend thing?
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
Ping: Portlanders to car-pool?

  - Gregor Richards
Feb 26 2007
parent Kirk McDonald <kirklin.mcdonald gmail.com> writes:
Gregor Richards wrote:
 Ping: Portlanders to car-pool?
 
  - Gregor Richards

Pong: But I don't have a car. :-) -- Kirk McDonald http://kirkmcdonald.blogspot.com Pyd: Connecting D and Python http://pyd.dsource.org
Feb 27 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
BCS wrote:
 Reply to Walter,
 
 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:

 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

 Anything new about this?

unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.

I'd try hard to get to a D conference, (I'm a few hours drive from Seattle) I might even be able to talk some other people into going. BTW would it be a weekend thing?

See the post I just made to d.D.announce. Let's continue to use this thread for discussion. However, for attendance confirmation and presentation abstracts, mail me directly please. Thanks, Brad
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling parent Derek Parnell <derek nomail.afraid.org> writes:
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:12:14 -0800, Walter Bright wrote:

 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
 
 Anything new about this?

Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.

There will, of course, be a number of people that just will not be able to make it, so some recording of proceedings would be very appreciated. A quick check shows me that it would cost around $3000 (USD) for me to attend. -- Derek (skype: derek.j.parnell) Melbourne, Australia "Justice for David Hicks!" 28/02/2007 12:21:34 PM
Feb 27 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Alexander Panek <alexander.panek brainsware.org> writes:
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:12:14 -0800
Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote:

 Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
 The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
 
 Anything new about this?

Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September.

Huh. I don't even know where that is, by heart. :s
 Specific dates
 are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be
 free.

Wee! \o/ I'd love to meet some of you guys, would be great fun, Arrr! :) Best regards, Alex
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Alexander Panek <alexander.panek brainsware.org> writes:
On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 01:05:04 -0800
Kirk McDonald <kirklin.mcdonald gmail.com> wrote:

 Gregor Richards wrote:
 Ping: Portlanders to car-pool?
 
  - Gregor Richards

Pong: But I don't have a car. :-)

Hey, I have a car! When you pay the transport to Portland, I'll pay the fuel to Seattle! :D
Feb 27 2007
prev sibling parent reply Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
When is this realistically going to be? On behalf of all students, I 
encourage the organizers to swing early (late August).

  - Gregor Richards
Feb 27 2007
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Gregor Richards wrote:
 When is this realistically going to be? On behalf of all students, I 
 encourage the organizers to swing early (late August).

On the other hand, airfares will probably be higher in August.
Feb 27 2007
parent Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Brad Roberts wrote:
 If you are going to 
 attend, please send me mail with your preferred dates.
 
 I'm not going to set dates based on what people think will be good dates 
 for other people.

Given that the date is flexible, that's the only right approach.
Feb 27 2007
prev sibling parent Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Gregor Richards wrote:
 When is this realistically going to be? On behalf of all students, I 
 encourage the organizers to swing early (late August).

On the other hand, airfares will probably be higher in August.

Please see the email I posted to the .announce newsgroup. The conference dates will be pretty much entirely dictated by the preferences expressed by those that will attend it. If you are going to attend, please send me mail with your preferred dates. I'm not going to set dates based on what people think will be good dates for other people. Later, Brad
Feb 27 2007