On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 21:18, Jonathon Coombes wrote: > On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 18:39 +0000, Ian Lynch wrote: > > On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 18:02, Jean Hollis Weber wrote: > > > Jacqueline wrote: > > > >Jean Hollis Weber wrote: > > > >>I'm assuming we'll have an OOo booth at the main LCA 2005 conference > > > >>all > > > >>week, in addition to a 2-day programme, similar to San Diego. Is this > > > >>correct? > > > >[snip] > > > > > > > >LCA (http://www.linux.conf.au/) is very unlike DLS. > > > > > > > >There are no booths at LCA. Some sponsors may have a presence, but this > > > >is > > > >very low key. Usually spponsors support part of the programme, e.g. > > > >dinner, or items in the delegates bag etc. > > > > > > Thanks for the clarification. That's very disappointing for me, because I > > > like being a booth babe. If I had know there would be no booth, I > > > probably > > > would not have signed up to attend. Oh well, I've paid my entry fee and > > > made my plane reservations, and been accepted as a speaker, so I'll be > > > there. Let me know if there's anything you want me to do. > > > > I'm about to book air tickets. I am a little worried about travelling > > the distance if there are no points of focus apart from lectures and > > talks. Anyone like to reassure me that it will be worthwhile? > > Hi Ian, > > Let me just say that I understand Jean's fear of not having booths > at the LCA, but rest assured, it is well worth it. As someone who > has been to over half of the LCA's in the past, including the first, > I can say there is no other conference like it, certainly down under. > > LCA is rated among the top 3 conferences of its type in the world. > Although there are limited booths for LCA, the people and the sponsors > that you meet there are well worth every dollar spent. > > There is a problem with LCA currently getting too many participants > which detracts from the atmosphere of previous conferences. They are > talking about seperating LCA into a developer focused LCA, and the > option of a user conference. This user conference, if successful, will > eventually be the place to do OOo type presentations and will probably > be much more along the lines of the events you are used to in USA.
Actually I'm a Brit :-) Since I was in Sydney then New Zealand then the USA within the last month coming to OZ again is a fairly long trip - I still haven't recovered from the last lot of Jet Lag! But since Ian Laurenson wants to meet me, how can I say no :-) And of course if Jean is up for a glass of wine and promises me she dropped that bottle of penguin pee we had at San Diego in the bin its all systems go. > Again, even if you come along just for the OOo Miniconf, there are > people there to meet with and dicuss OOo face to face. Some of these > people are very knowledgable and would find it useful to put a face > to other names on the list. :) > > Regards > Jonathon -- Ian Lynch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> ZMS Ltd