August 14, 2008

Debconf 10

Category: Debian,Tech — Biella @ 3:40 pm

Though Eric gave me some props, my suggestion that Debconf 10 should be held in Montreal never really caught fire. But there were a few folks that did send emails of support. Problem is, of course, that as much as I wished I lived there to get the ball rolling, I don’t so…. Right now it seems like the two potential bids are Venezuela (my place of birth) and NYC (my current residence). Although it might be nice to have Debconf be a subway ride away, I am actually a little skeptical that we can find the right local space in NYC to accommodate all the Debianistas though I hope to be surprised. Since I have attended 4 Debconfs, my feeling is that the venue is actually more important than the country where it is helod. In fact, I think it is key that nearly everything one needs to do (notably sleep, eat, hack, party) can happen in more or less the same area and better, that there is some outdoorsy area too (lawns to hang out on, pools to swim in, sunsets to see etc.). Oh and of course a solid internet connection. In this regard, I think that some lake resort 1-2 hour north of Manhattan (think some old Jewish run Catskill resort) is more amendable and realistic than the city itself, which tends to be kinda, well, gross and hot and sticky over the summer. But I look forward to seeing/hearing of other proposals!


  1. How about Houston, TX at the Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center or the old Astrodome? Plenty of space!

    Comment by mike — August 14, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

  2. Not sure that it has the type of relaxing outdoorsy space needed :-)

    Comment by Biella — August 15, 2008 @ 4:10 am

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