[clug] Technical Topics in Computing, Canberra December 2016
mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Aug 30 07:46:55 UTC 2016
Just so people know, I've signed up my first speaker, which will be Richard
Jones giving an introduction to writing Minecraft Mods in Python for people
with limited programming experience.
On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Recently I’ve been feeling like I've been missing the chance to hear about
> cool technical projects people are working on in a depth not possible at a
> CLUG meeting because of time constraints.
> Many years ago, AUUG used to run a weekend "summer conference" that was
> almost free and addressed some of this issue. That conference died a
> natural death when linux.conf.au got big, but I think maybe it's time to
> bring that back.
> So, I'd like to propose a simple weekend meetup in Canberra. I would make
> it free, but I feel like the no-show rate is lower for events which charge
> a token amount. I'm thinking something like $20 is small enough not to be
> painful, but enough that people will value their tickets. Any profit would
> be donated to some form of community group at the end, but I haven’t picked
> one yet.
> The Saturday of the event would be organized talks, with the goal of the
> talks being to inspire attendees to have a hack on a new project on the
> second day of the weekend. The second day would be an unstructured hackfest
> to explore whatever is interesting after the talks of the previous day. I
> think reserving the Saturday evening for board games and general “hanging
> out” sounds like fun too.
> Venue wise, I was thinking of doing something a bit out of left field like
> hosting the event at Macarthur Scout Hall, mostly because I have easy
> access to it, but also because it is in a good location with easy parking,
> cafes and pizza nearby. It would also mean that people could sleep over in
> the hall overnight instead of paying for accommodation if they wanted to.
> The venue is not yet confirmed though.
> Looking at my calendar, I'd like to suggest the first weekend of December
> as the dates for the event, which is 3-4 December.
> If you'd be interested in talking on the Saturday, there is a Google form
> you can fill in to express interest at https://goo.gl/forms/
> For the super keen, you can buy at ticket for this super speculative event
> at eventbrite now -- https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/technical-topics-in-
> computing-tickets-27377136753 . If the event doesn’t run, I will refund
> your ticket purchase.
> Finally, I wrote up a simple web page with my proposal at
> topics/tt-december-2016/ if that helps.
> For those with an accepted linux.conf.au 2017 talk it might be a good way
> to get a practice run in before the big event?
> Rackspace Australia
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