[Python-il] OSDC Israel 2009 - Call for organizers

Gabor Szabo szabgab at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 09:31:04 IDT 2008

Anyone in the Python community care to help in the organization?

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> As you might have noticed after the successful OSDC in 2006
> I got so busy with work that in 2007 I could only organize a one day
> Perl Workshop right in the last minute. This year seem to pass without a
> conference but in the beginning of 2009 I'd like to have another
> OSDC in Israel.
> If you happened to forget or never heard about it then OSDC stands for
> Open Source Developers' Conference. It originates from Australia just as
> the kangaroo and the koala bear.
> In Israel it was the natural enlargement of the YAPCs
> (Yet Another Perl Conferences) that were held since 2003.
> In the previous OSDC in 2006 there were about 200 visitors
> including Larry Wall, developer of Perl and Audrey Tang,
> developer of Pugs.
> They could select from about
> 47.3% of Perl talks as the Perl community had been quite
>         organized in the previous years already
> 33.1% of Python talks as they just started to meet before the
>         conference
> 2 Ruby and
> 0 PHP presentations.
> Since then the Perl community got more silent.
> The Python mailing list and meetings have faded away.
> The Ruby developers had a few meetings but then declared their
>  mailing list to be dead just to have a surge of messages.
> The PHP community while hardly has any messages on the mailing list
> have monthly meetings in Zend.
> So things have changed in the Israeli Open Source communities.
> In order to make this conference successful I need several people to
> help in the organization. I have started to list the needs for organizers
> on the web conference web page on http://act.osdc.org.il/ .
> The details are being formed on
> http://act.osdc.org.il/osdc2009il/organizers.html
> In all the previous conferences people told me that being involved in
> the organization made the conference much more enjoyable.
> So if you want to enjoy the next conference and if you'd like to shape it
> to your taste then come and help organizing it.
> (Did that sound like only the organizers will enjoy it? ;-)
> regards
>  Gabor
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