> > > Apart from the name, which antedates Waltercon by quite a bit, I > > can't > > think of any substantial difference between the contents of the two > > events. But if anyone has the urge to organise a get-together, then > > by > > all means. > I guess what I'm getting as is this: If WalterCon is supposed to be > an > event where people go to learn more about Haiku, to grow as > developers, > make connections with people and businesses, and grow the community > both > in size and collective knowledge, then the two I've attended have > been a > tragic failure. If it's goal is to be an excuse for us to ditch our > families for a weekend, go someplace unfamiliar with people we may > not > know all that well, stay inside for inordinate amounts of time > "geeking > out" without any direction or productive output, eat, drink, and be > merry, then it's a smashing success. I guess it all comes down to > expectations. > While I wasn't there I can suppose it was still interesting for some devs, but not everyone likely had the same share. If it's like BeGeistert, I recall not having the same preoccupation each time. Sometimes you just talk around and shuffle ideas, which can be done online, but it's not the same as in person. Sometimes you just sit here and code without noticing others, which is quite a shame, but some days you just feel compeled to :) Now, maybe we should focus more on attending other meetings for a while to give Haiku more ground in other OSS communities (*hint* Libre Software Meeting, July 10-14, http://www.rmll.info ) until we get enough people interested so doing our own event can get tech conferences an interested audience. François.