[zeromq-dev] 0mq conference idea, Feb 2012, Portland, Oregon?

Henry Baragar Henry.Baragar at instantiated.ca
Wed Aug 31 05:46:42 CEST 2011


I can attest to Andrew's speaking... I have enjoyed several of his talks.

Henry

On August 30, 2011 09:52:25 PM Andrew Hume wrote:
> michel,
> 
> 	i am based in phoenix, but it is possible i might make
> to portland. i'm not a "rock star" in the 0mq, but am developing
> a large application based on it. i am a reasonably
> accomplished speaker (especially in the USENIX world).
> 
> 	andrew
> 
> On Aug 30, 2011, at 7:15 PM, Michel Pelletier wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > For the past year my employer and I have been using 0mq more and more,
> > and a few months ago here in Portland we had a 0mq meetup, where quite
> > a few more people showed up than I expected (about 20 or so).  Based
> > on that, and the need to contribute something back to the community,
> > meet with cool people, and drink beer, we are kicking around the idea
> > of having a 0mq "conference" here at our new, spacious office location
> > in Portland, Oregon, USA, sometime in February of 2012.
> > 
> > This email to kick off a discussion on this admittedly bold idea and
> > see if it is interesting to enough people to pursue.  The last meetup
> > here was very spur of the moment, so I expect we could potentially
> > double the attendance just with local folks.  Throw in people who can
> > come down from Seattle, and possible up from the San Francisco Bay
> > area, I expect we could have 50-75 people attend.  This is a totally
> > optimistic guess.
> > 
> > In addition to attendees, of course, there will need to be speakers.
> > While I have some material to present, as does one of my coworkers,
> > two presenters does not a conference make, so others would need to
> > step up in order to make this happen.  Some commercial support to at
> > least help offset the expense of stuff like snacks, a keg of beer, etc
> > would be ideal.  Sponsors would get plenty of good vibrations and face
> > time with attendees.  This would be particularly good for any
> > companies looking for 0mq developers to hire.
> > 
> > Ideally, if we could get one or two core developers to provide some
> > advanced material, that would wonderful!  Depending on sponsorship
> > interest hopefully there might even be enough funds to assist getting
> > one or two "rock stars" to travel here.  No promises, but that would
> > be awesome!
> > 
> > So, if you are a potential attendee, speaker, or sponsor (or all 3!)
> > please contact me *privately* off-list so that I can gauge the
> > interest.  If you want to discuss the content, timing, location, or
> > concept in general, then let's keep the discussion on list.  Again,
> > please don't post "I want to go!" messages to the list, just send
> > those to me privately.  Please only use this thread in the list if you
> > want to discuss the concept itself.  Some open questions:
> > 
> > Where?  The space we are offering is one block from the train to the
> > airport, 3 blocks from the train to Seattle, and smack downtown
> > within grazing range of hundreds of Portland's famous food carts.
> > 
> > How many people?  I not entirely certain how many people the "big
> > space" can hold, but we think, comfortably, we can max out at 60-75.
> > 
> > When should it be?  Feb is far off enough to get some good planning
> > done and get the low travel prices.  It's also the rainy season, so no
> > one will be tempted to hang around on our porch getting a sun tan.
> > 
> > How long would it be?  I was thinking 2 days, preferably over a
> > weekend.  This would be best for my employer since during the week we
> > are trying to use the space to get work stuff done.
> > 
> > Would it be single track, or multi-track?  Single focus would be nice
> > because everyone can see all the material and also, we only have the
> > one big space, although there are some small private side spaces that
> > can be used for sprinting/pairing should the urge strike you.
> > 
> > What's the format?  I personally prefer longer talks where lots of
> > good juicy information can be conveyed, mixed in with some fun
> > lightning talks and quick improvs.  Tutorials?  Hack challenges?
> > 
> > So, let the discussion begin, and let 2012 be the year 0mq takes over
> > the world!
> > 
> > -Michel
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> 
> ------------------
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