TomcatCon London 2017 took place yesterday and was even more successful
than hoped. We sold 16 tickets for a full day of content from 3 Tomcat

I'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank our sponsors.

Liferay generously provided the venue - including all the associated
organisation. This provided us with a very nice venue, removed a
significant amount of the organisational overhead and also removed all
of the financial risk to the PMC members organising the event.

c2b2 generously purchased 2 tickets and contributed towards the other
expenses (speaker travel expenses, buying a microphone so we could
record some of the sessions, name badges, etc,).

We were able to record 4 out of the 6 sessions and these will be
uploaded to YouTube and linked from the Tomcat website hopefully by the
end of the week.

As planned, the event generated a sufficient surplus to underwrite the
next event. With this in mind, thoughts are already turning to future

We are looking for suggestions for possible locations for the next
event. Please add your suggestions to this thread.

Some points to keep in mind:

- Events close to one or more Tomcat committters will generally have
  lower overheads due to reduced travel costs. At this point that
  probably means Europe if the event runs without sponsorship.

- Sponsorship to cover speaker travel and/or to provide a venue
  increases the options available with regard to location. I was
  serious when I said in a previous thread that the next event could be
  in India if a sponsor offered to provide a venue and cover speaker

If you'd like to discuss sponsorship options privately, please feel free
to contact me off-list.

With regards to timing, the aim is to try and organise one of these
events every couple of months. That probably means we need to start
thinking about event N+1 and N+2 in parallel.

I look forward to your suggestions,


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