UK mini-con

Paul Richards paul at
Mon Nov 29 17:44:32 GMT 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 09:06:02AM -0800, Murray Stokely wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 04:43:25PM +0000, Paul Richards wrote:
> > What are people's thoughts about starting an annual mini-con?
> > 
> > This would be a a semi-formal event, along the lines of the one we
> > had in Oxford a few years ago i.e., we have formal sessions during
> > the day but we just find a local bar at night and people sort out
> > their own accomodation. Cost would basically be a collection to
> > cover room hire if necessary.
> > 
> > I'm thinking that around Easter would be a good time since it's
> > half way between the EuroBSD Con. Probably not Easter w/e itself
> > but maybe during the academic break which possibly gives us the
> > opportunity to use Uni resources.
> I wasn't around for the earlier mini-con, but I had a great time at
> Brighton in 2001 and would enjoy meeting up with UK FreeBSD users
> again for a semi-formal mini-con as you describe.
> I'd prefer to meet again in Oxford, for obvious reasons, but I'd also
> be willing to travel to other areas if cheap accommodation is
> available.  If you do want to do this in Oxford, then I can try to
> help with some of the organization.  Were you able to use university
> lecture theatres during the previous mini-con?  I could try to reserve
> some guest rooms at the colleges for cheap accommodation for that
> night.  I think that part would be easier than convincing the
> university to let us use parts of the maths or comlab buildings for a
> weekend.

Well, pitching for it to be on your own patch requires also
volunteering to do the local organising :-)


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