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reply user domain.invalid writes:
It's time to get serious about organizing the first of what will 
hopefully be many conferences dedicated to D.  There's a lot of 
questions to be asked and answered, choices to be made, and things to 
organized.

   1) Where can we hold the event?
   2) Who's going to organize everything?
   3) How many days should it be?
   4) How many people will be able to attend?
   5) How many people will volunteer to present on some topic?
   6) Lodging?  Where?  Cost?
   ... and bound to be a couple dozen more.

I can answer the first two finally, and take a stab at the others.

Where?  My employer, Amazon.com, has generously agreed to let me host it 
in our conference rooms.  So, we have as much space as we need (unless 
I'm grossly under-estimating things).

When?  I haven't yet secured the conference rooms for any specific 
dates, but planning far enough out I don't anticipate any problems. 
Depending on the number of participants and presentations, I propose it 
be held on either a Friday or a Thursday and Friday.  To give us 
sufficient time to organize things, let's shoot for August 23 through 
September 28; any one of those weeks.  IE, Aug 23-24, Aug 30-31, Sept 
6-7, Sept 13-14, Sept 20-21, or Sept 27-28.  If there's a date that 
suits those of you who can attend, please let me know.  The first date 
overlaps with another conference here in Seattle that might appeal to 
some of you, http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/.  While that conference 
isn't free, it's darned near free ($40 for a three day pass right now).

Length: one or two days?  That's entirely driven by how many of you can 
attend and are volunteering to speak to a room full of fellow 
developers.  I really hope that there's enough of both that we can fill 
two days to make the trip worth more.

I don't know if I can take advantage of Amazon's negotiated hotel rates. 
  Depending on the number of attendees we might be able to negotiate our 
own rates at a nearby hotel.  Group discounts will help keep things cheaper.

So.. I've set the reply-to to me, and followup-to to digitalmars.D. 
Let's keep discussion out of the announce newsgroup.  If you'd like to 
be a presenter, please send me a quick abstract / description.  If you 
intend to attend, please let me know which dates work best for you. 
I'll summarize the results to narrow down the exact dates.

- Brad
Feb 26 2007
parent reply Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
Sorry, normally I post from the mailing list.  This was my first post 
via a newsreader so I could set those followup-to's and apparently I'd 
never setup my email address.  This really was from me.

Later,
Brad

user domain.invalid wrote:
 It's time to get serious about organizing the first of what will 
 hopefully be many conferences dedicated to D.  There's a lot of 
 questions to be asked and answered, choices to be made, and things to 
 organized.
 
   1) Where can we hold the event?
   2) Who's going to organize everything?
   3) How many days should it be?
   4) How many people will be able to attend?
   5) How many people will volunteer to present on some topic?
   6) Lodging?  Where?  Cost?
   ... and bound to be a couple dozen more.
 
 I can answer the first two finally, and take a stab at the others.
 
 Where?  My employer, Amazon.com, has generously agreed to let me host it 
 in our conference rooms.  So, we have as much space as we need (unless 
 I'm grossly under-estimating things).
 
 When?  I haven't yet secured the conference rooms for any specific 
 dates, but planning far enough out I don't anticipate any problems. 
 Depending on the number of participants and presentations, I propose it 
 be held on either a Friday or a Thursday and Friday.  To give us 
 sufficient time to organize things, let's shoot for August 23 through 
 September 28; any one of those weeks.  IE, Aug 23-24, Aug 30-31, Sept 
 6-7, Sept 13-14, Sept 20-21, or Sept 27-28.  If there's a date that 
 suits those of you who can attend, please let me know.  The first date 
 overlaps with another conference here in Seattle that might appeal to 
 some of you, http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/.  While that conference 
 isn't free, it's darned near free ($40 for a three day pass right now).
 
 Length: one or two days?  That's entirely driven by how many of you can 
 attend and are volunteering to speak to a room full of fellow 
 developers.  I really hope that there's enough of both that we can fill 
 two days to make the trip worth more.
 
 I don't know if I can take advantage of Amazon's negotiated hotel rates. 
  Depending on the number of attendees we might be able to negotiate our 
 own rates at a nearby hotel.  Group discounts will help keep things 
 cheaper.
 
 So.. I've set the reply-to to me, and followup-to to digitalmars.D. 
 Let's keep discussion out of the announce newsgroup.  If you'd like to 
 be a presenter, please send me a quick abstract / description.  If you 
 intend to attend, please let me know which dates work best for you. I'll 
 summarize the results to narrow down the exact dates.
 
 - Brad

Feb 26 2007
parent janderson <askme me.com> writes:
Brad Roberts wrote:
 Sorry, normally I post from the mailing list.  This was my first post 
 via a newsreader so I could set those followup-to's and apparently I'd 
 never setup my email address.  This really was from me.
 
 Later,
 Brad
 
 user domain.invalid wrote:
 It's time to get serious about organizing the first of what will 
 hopefully be many conferences dedicated to D.  There's a lot of 
 questions to be asked and answered, choices to be made, and things to 
 organized.

   1) Where can we hold the event?
   2) Who's going to organize everything?
   3) How many days should it be?
   4) How many people will be able to attend?
   5) How many people will volunteer to present on some topic?
   6) Lodging?  Where?  Cost?
   ... and bound to be a couple dozen more.

 I can answer the first two finally, and take a stab at the others.

 Where?  My employer, Amazon.com, has generously agreed to let me host 
 it in our conference rooms.  So, we have as much space as we need 
 (unless I'm grossly under-estimating things).

 When?  I haven't yet secured the conference rooms for any specific 
 dates, but planning far enough out I don't anticipate any problems. 
 Depending on the number of participants and presentations, I propose 
 it be held on either a Friday or a Thursday and Friday.  To give us 
 sufficient time to organize things, let's shoot for August 23 through 
 September 28; any one of those weeks.  IE, Aug 23-24, Aug 30-31, Sept 
 6-7, Sept 13-14, Sept 20-21, or Sept 27-28.  If there's a date that 
 suits those of you who can attend, please let me know.  The first date 
 overlaps with another conference here in Seattle that might appeal to 
 some of you, http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/.  While that conference 
 isn't free, it's darned near free ($40 for a three day pass right now).

 Length: one or two days?  That's entirely driven by how many of you 
 can attend and are volunteering to speak to a room full of fellow 
 developers.  I really hope that there's enough of both that we can 
 fill two days to make the trip worth more.

 I don't know if I can take advantage of Amazon's negotiated hotel 
 rates.  Depending on the number of attendees we might be able to 
 negotiate our own rates at a nearby hotel.  Group discounts will help 
 keep things cheaper.

 So.. I've set the reply-to to me, and followup-to to digitalmars.D. 
 Let's keep discussion out of the announce newsgroup.  If you'd like to 
 be a presenter, please send me a quick abstract / description.  If you 
 intend to attend, please let me know which dates work best for you. 
 I'll summarize the results to narrow down the exact dates.

 - Brad


There's gotta be some sort of free online tool to work this out. Something like www.meetup.com but perhaps more on matching up times. -Joel
Feb 27 2007