[openbeos] Re: WalterCon 2008: Change of Plans

  • From: "Jorge Mare" <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:20:24 -0700


Quick follow up on my last email on WalterCon from two weeks ago.

I am holding the meeting room at the Red Roof Inn for as long as I can, but
as time goes by, there is no guarantee that the hotel will keep space for us
unless we sign the contract. We obviously do not want to make a committment
to pay ($600) unless we know there is enough people interested in making
this happen, so people, please speak up.

With regards to our presence at the Ohio LinuxFest, we are in a similar
situation. I have been contacted and was told that we are guaranteed a booth
at the conference, but I do not want to committ unless there is enough
people interested.

 So, is there nobody interested in reviving WalterCon this year?

Jorge/aka Koki
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 9:36 PM, Jorge Mare <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Howdy,
> This is a follow up to this thread about WalterCon 2008 (WC08):
> //www.freelists.org/archives/openbeos/06-2008/msg00093.html
> Unfortunately, there has been a change of plans: real life is getting
> on the way for me, and I have had to reshuffle priorities. As a
> result, I will not be able to do any Haiku-related stuff for the
> foreseeable future. This means that I will not be able to be involved
> in the organization of WC08.
> So I am writing this message to see if those with a vested interest in
> WC08 will want to actually make this event happen with their own
> hands. First, let me explain where we stand.
> In order to coincide with and potentially take advantage of the
> exposure and participation at the Ohio Linux Fest 2008 (OLF), we had
> chosen the weekend of Oct. 11 & 12 in Columbus, Ohio for WC08. OLF is
> held on Sat. 10/11, so we had planned WC08 as a two day event on 10/12
> & 10/13 (Sun & Mon). This is what we have done so far:
> * OLF
> We have applied for .org booth at OLF and for two Haiku talks at (Ryan
> Leavengood & Bryan Varner). These are still to be confirmed, but since
> OLF is a community-driven event, I expect the responses to our
> applications to be positive.
> * WC08
> I have a (yet to be signed) contract for a meeting room for 10/12 &
> 12/13 (8:00AM - 10:00PM) at the Red Roof Inn. The hotel offers an
> adequate meeting room (max. capacity of 40 people, wifi, etc.) at a
> reasonable price ($600 for two days), a good group rate with no
> minimum requirements ($99/night), plus a convenient location (a few
> minutes walk from the convention center where OLF takes place).
> Since everything depends on securing a place for WC08, I suppose the
> first thing would be to sign the contract with the Red Roof Inn; I
> know that Haiku Inc. is commited to bearing the cost of the meeting
> room, so that should not be a problem, provided that there is enough
> interest, of course.
> Where the planning goes from there (if anywhere), it is up to the
> community. I personally think that a (grass-roots) collective approach
> would be better, but that's just my opinion. I just really hope that
> WC08 happens, one way or another.
> Anyway, my apologies again for not being able to give you better news;
> I was quite excited about WC08 and I feel bad enough that I have to
> pass the ball on at this stage. But real life comes first; I hope you
> all understand.
> Cheers,
> Jorge G. Mare/aka Koki
> PS: I am not following the mailing lists, so if you want/need to
> contact me, please send me an email off the list; I will try to repond
> ASAP, but don't be surprised if I take a few days.

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