This would be great! BTW, as a personal note, I studied at Stanford, then went on to teach at UCSC, so I love and know well both places :-) UCSC is more secluded, can be a more focused gathering place, is perhaps cheaper. The cons are the transportation, and the distance from Silicon Valley (one has to commit an afternoon; people cannot just drop by). Stanford is really in the center of Silicon Valley, many more people would be able to drop by if they just wish to attend a couple of sessions. Facilities are superb. Costs to be determined, but they do have campus housing in theory.
Luca On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > Irina Zaks of Stanford's Open Source Lab has offered to help get the > pricing information and the contact information for someone at > Stanford Facilities who I hope can answer the availability question. > > On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Luca de Alfaro <l...@dealfaro.org> wrote: > > Great! Can you also get some information about housing, and room costs? > > I know Stanford also has a lot of on-campus housing, but I am not sure > how > > much of that would be available, and at what rate... can we get some > idea? > > Luca > > > > On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> > >> When people mentioned Stanford last night, I asked their Open Source > >> Lab's event mailing list, and found a couple people willing to help, > >> one of whom (Todd Davies) is willing to act as an academic sponsor. > >> So I created a bid page: > >> > >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2011/Bids/Stanford > >> > >> All we need is to sign up local sponsors (e.g. Google, Oracle, who > >> else?) to pay for the venues and as much on campus room and board as > >> possible, if we want to be sure to beat Montreal and Tokyo. I hope we > >> can talk about that at the Meetup on the 6th. > >> > >> I'm not partial to whether this is a 2011 or a 2012 bid, but the > >> instructions said that a 2011 bid was still likely feasible. I would > >> prefer Stanford to UCSC because it's closer to me, but I would also > >> wholeheartedly support a UC Berkeley, UCSF, USF, etc. bids. Those are > >> closer still to me, but logistically they seem more problematic in > >> terms of accommodations, parking, raising sponsorship funds, etc. I > >> would prefer to avoid conference facilities without libraries. > >> > >> Cheers, > >> James > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Wikimedia-SF mailing list > >> Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf >
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