[DevCon2005] DevCon 2005
Ok, so let's start discussing about this. :)
I'd really like to have this year's conference in Italy. :)
How many people are interested and would come?
Hey I never being in Italy. I would like to see it. We plant to go for vacation to Greece. So if I can coordinate schedules. I would love to go.
I was thinking about september - october like last one. but of course other ideas are welcome. (though it greatly depends on RT too)
September wil be better for me. But in october flights from the us should be cheaper. Low Season.
there are a lot of things like that to take into account... so i think it's better to start collecting ideas.
Italy is always a good idea.
Italy sounds good to me. ;-)
The last week in September is the best.
I meant to do a call for papers/presentation abstracts earlier, but have been busy, the time is still good.
but whereever it is, I can help, but I don't think it will be in the USA.
I should mention... I was wondering if we should have DevCon every-other-year... A year is such a short period of time!
(We need a 1000 day year. That would be much better.)
While we're add it lets make the days 48 hours long. ;-)
Carl: does that mean that R/S won't be ready for september? ;)
anyway, i guess the main point is "meeting", however considering the amount of travel involved one year is not much indeed. but... can we really wait two? :)
If we are going to stretch it beyond a year, I personally wouldn't want to stretch it beyond 18 months...
One idea would be for REBOLers to put together something which corresponds to REBOL Day of REBOL France.
A collaborative meeting with worldwide attendance.
Nice idea, but not very easy to synchronise 2 conferences even with same timezone. And it means that people at one conf can"t follow the other one (except when we "cyber"meet each other). And others can't follow video of the 2 conferences in the same time !!
I think us REBOLer's should build up our products and tools to make this easy to do.
Yes, Italy sounds very well to me. I would do my best to show up.
Consider that many europeans didn't/coudn't came last year, I agree with Gabriele, the point is "meeting"
Where in Italy?
and Carl should really be there! if not it would be like going to Apple WWDC and not having Steve doing the keynote! 8)
if possible, also bring a bit better video and audio recording equipment. I liked last years videos, but the quality was poor
the quality was porr beacause of the poor video support
the quicktime server was extremly null I thinl it could be good to start to seek for a better technology since to have to research one 2 days before the conf ;)
Italy, eh? Sounds cool.
I'll go to Italy;
Could try to come too.
Let's do it every year. Remember: Each second is the start of the rest of your lifetime.
about video: the quality was poor because of the bandwidth restrictions. if you are streaming live, you want to use as low bandwidth as possible.
i wanted to record to tape too, however that would mean changing the tape every 60 min, i.e. stopping the stream every 60 mins. if we manage to have two cameras this time, we won't have this problem. i'll record to tape and another camera will be used for the stream.
also, shadwolf, if you know any better technology i'll be very happy to adopt it. in my searches i didn't find anything.
3 hour videotape? 6 hour long play videotape ?
no talk would be longer than one hour .. plenty of time to change tapes?
minDV is only 60min, at least that's what i found here. but anyway, yes, one expects talks to be shorter, but there's still the problem of having to stop the stream. it's much better to have two cameras, one for the stream and one for recording.
also, while the stream camera would mainly point to the screen, the recording camera would point mainly to the speaker, since with minimal editing you can just make a screenshot of the slides and insert them in the video at the appropriate places.
anyway, i think it's early to talk about the video; let's find out where and when first. :)
it seems to me people like the last week of september.
about the place, here where i live would be cheaper (and we have some good winemakes in this region too ;), but it's not very easy to reach (the closest airport is Pescara, but it's a small airport; the closest international airport is Rome)
we could do it in Rome, so we're close to the airport and we can visit the city (everybody wants to visit Rome at least once :), but it will probably be more expensive. also, traffic in Rome is very chaotic, and this is something we may want to take into account.
other choices could be Milan or Florence (but Florence's airport is small too). I don't know people in other cities so it would be harder for me to organize.
I do not like Milan from a turist perspective, no mountains, hills , no lake , no see, nothing but grey buildings, of course some nice churches butof those there are many in Italy.
Being so that we need lot of brain exercises during the conferences, would you prefer a cahotic metropolitan city that would take you anyway a whole week to visit or a nice quite relaxing place with sea view, good food (that is almost anywhere in Italy) ?