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From jan i <>
Subject Re: ApacheCON EU Budapest is history but will forever be remembered.
Date Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:46:50 GMT
On 7 December 2014 at 00:37, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:

> 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.

That sounds like a long drive to me....but being in the EU we might see
distances differently.

The registration fee is pr person, but the evening events tend to have a
more relaxed ACEU budapest spouses ended up getting an
invitation for the evening events.

jan i.

> Thanks,
> Shawn

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