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Re: [Ghm-discuss] GHM 2013: topics and talks

From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] GHM 2013: topics and talks
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:41:29 +0200
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At Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:16:12 +0200,
John Darrington wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 07:55:15AM +0200, Neal H. Walfield wrote:
>      At Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:59:44 +0200,
>      Ludovic Court??s wrote:
>      > Luca Saiu <address@hidden> skribis:
>      > > I think it would be nice to have a tentative "program" very early, 
> which
>      > > might help attract more people, bringing in yet more ideas.
>      > 
>      > It seems there are relatively few GNU hackers on this list.  In my
>      > experience, attracting more people involves spending time contacting
>      > possible speakers personally or through their project???s mailing list.
>      I took Ludo's advice last year and most people said no.  So, you need
>      to start early and really contact a lot of people.
> Right on.
> But the problem is, we never decide where, when or even *if* the GHM takes 
> place 
> until rather shortly before the event.  Consequently most people cannot make 
> any 
> definite plans.

That's not true.  We knew at GHM 2011 that GHM 2012 would take place
in Düsseldorf.  I began contacting people at the beginning of 2012.


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