On Friday 16 April 2010 23:20:57 Strainu wrote:
On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Michael Loeffler
For the venue we're aiming for the same venue
we had last year -
Berufsförderungswerk Nürnberg  - which is perfect from a conference
perspective and has 75 hotel rooms on-site with a reasonable price.
Downside was internet connectivity (2Mbit) but they meanwhile can offer
4Mbit and work on getting 10Mbit till mid of this year. So, with some
luck this downside should be solved till the conference takes place.
As a participant at last year's conference I have several issues to
report regarding Berufsförderungswerk:
- it was excessively far for people coming from downtown - over 1
hour 15 in commuting. The main problem was the bus, which was only
coming each half hour, and if I remember correctly had a different
ticket price. I think a location that one can reach by tram would be
more appropriate for that city.
Good point - the bus was the bottle neck here. I
can't guarantee a solution
right now but I think a possible solution might a cab/rented car which swings
between tram and venue.
- in 2010 lack of Internet sucks (especially for
geeks). There are no
good points here; we're not monks ore slaves that should concentrate
only on the matter at hand, we're mature people that can focus during
the presentations and do whatever they like in the rest of the time
As written the
capacity already has doubled (which is not enough - I know) and
we have a fair hope to get a 10Mbit line which should solve this.
- the place outside the conference rooms was pretty
solution was to talk outside the building, but the later the
conference is in the year, the more chances there are of rain. The
organizers should take this into account too.
In German October is called "the
golden October" as its known for nice late
summer weather. But yes, there might be exception and we should offer enough
room that people can gather when they like to.
Michael Löffler, Product Management
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nürnberg - AG Nürnberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex
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