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Perl Conference dates and location announced

posted by gnat on 2002.11.06 17:59   Printer-friendly
gnat writes "The Open Source Convention (including The Perl Conference) will be in Portland for 2003. The dates are July 7-11 at Marriott Portland Downtown."
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  • Perhaps the single most important URL for OSCON 2003--the one for Powell's Books [powells.com]. Bring money, and lots of it. A spare suitcase can't hurt either...
  • That's what I call early warning; it's not in the web page yet (at least in conferences.oreilly.com)
    • I posted it as soon as I had the dates. Independent guerilla publishing! Weblogs! Rah rah! BigCos! [insert Dave Winer blather here]

      --Nat

  • Rotten timing. The Perl Conference was always great because it fell during school holidays so I could bring my wife. That's before schools break up in the UK, so this year I'll either not be coming, or coming alone. :-(
    • Bummer! We were constrained by dates available at the hotel. If it's any consolation, it would have been much worse if we stayed in San Diego.

      --Nat

      • Dates are good for me. All kinds of things may happen by then, but hopefully I'll see you there!

        The pacific northwest is nice. I've never been to OSCON, but I'm tired of it being there just from hearing everyone whine. :)

        Must get a wireless card before then...

        --
        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Still on the far far away west coast.
    OK after 6 years you do leave California, so at this rate we'll be in Siberia at the turn of the century ;-)

    Well: YAPC::EU 2003 will be much more fun and will have much better talks - won't it?
    • Hey, that first step is the hardest. As evidenced by the fact that it took six years AND A BLOODY RECESSION to make it happen :-) That said, I don't think we'll see an east coast conference until we can consistently produce successful conferences on the west coast. The fear is that moving away from our established customer base (a large percentage of OSCON attendees are from California) will leave us with insufficient attendees to meet higher costs (venue costs at east coast tech centres are higher than
      • The fear is that moving away from our established customer base (a large percentage of OSCON attendees are from California)
        A large percentage of the attendees at YAPC::EU were from Europe - far more than from California.
        But that doesn't prove anything either ;-)

        Good luck with your brave move away from home, and I hope to see you in Paris in 2003.
        • A large percentage of the attendees at YAPC::EU were from Europe - far more than from California. But that doesn't prove anything either ;-)

          Yes, I don't hear you planning to hold YAPC::EU in California :-)

          --Nat

  • Sometimes I feel I'm the only high-tech guy who's never been to Portland, so this should be fun.

    I was getting a little tired of CA.
    • You're not the only one--I haven't been to Portland either. I'm looking forward to having an excuse :-)

      --Nat

  • Well, Guess all good things must come to an end. I live 20 minutes from the hotel here in San Diego where OSCON has been held. I loved attending, but won't make that kind of trek...
    --
    .mark
  • If you thought the Stonehenge parties were cool in California...

    Just wait 'til you see what we pull off in our home city!

    --
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Wow, does this mean it will be held at the Schwartz mansion? Can we bring out swimsuits?
    • Don't make me send Casey after you to remind you that it wasn't just a stonehedge party! :-)
      --

      --
      "Cake or Death!" .... "Cake please"
      • It was never a "stonehedge" party.

        And while the party at TPC6 was a joint venture, the other California parties at TPC5 and TPC4 were bigger (in some ways), and I don't recall Casey kicking in any dough for those.

        So, please to not be so fast on that trigger.

        --
        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge

  • Chicago is a prefect place :-)

                                          STH
  • I'll finally attend a Perl conference and I won't even have to pay for a hotel room. I'm a happy man. I guess I had better put in my vacation request now before the hordes (2) of other Perl programmers here see this.

  • I'm flying out to the Gorge this weekend to (fingers crossed) close a deal on a house right outside of Carson, WA. Natural hot springs in walking distance, 35 minute drive into Portland, 3 minute walk to one of the best windsurfing launch points in the world, 50 minute drive to my favorite ski slope... Did I mention I have my fingers crossed? :^)

    I *love* Portland. Urban but laid back, great coffee, great beer. The most beautiful hike I've ever been on is Eagle Creek. It's about a 15 minute drive eas