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From Shawn Heisey <apa...@elyograg.org>
Subject Re: ApacheCON EU Budapest is history but will forever be remembered.
Date Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:37:59 GMT
On 12/6/2014 7:56 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> I'm sure that active people (committers, say) who were not in Budapest
> explicitly decided not to come. So the problem is not awareness, but
> perceived value in the context: these are just invented examples, but
> they may have decided not to attend due a busy period, to travel costs,
> to the conference fee, to a perception that they wouldn't make enough
> business contacts if this was important to them...
> 
> Of course I can't guess why others didn't come, but guessing/asking for
> that would probably help for future events.

I can't recall whether I explicitly saw any early promotion regarding
Budapest.  I was interested in going, but the location immediately
eliminated it from consideration simply due to cost for travel and
accommodations.  Questions about the cost of the conference, as well as
passport and visa requirements, weren't even considered.

I am going to try VERY hard to make it to the next North America event
in Austin.  If I can make it, it will be my first Apache event.  Google
Maps says it's a 19 or 20 hour drive from my current location in Salt
Lake City.  I happen to know someone who lives there, so accommodations
may also end up being very cheap.

One thing that's not clear from the Austin registration page is what the
cost (if any) is for spouses to attend the conference, assuming I can
convince mine to come.  The committer registration fee is $275 or $375
depending on the date of registration, but it's not clear whether that
is per-person, and how it applies to spouses.

Thanks,
Shawn


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