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Re: [Ghm-discuss] GHM in India

From: Sachin Patil
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] GHM in India
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:32:26 +0530
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Well..we have few good venues in Mumbai where GHM can be arranged:

1. Homi Bhaba Center for Science Education[1]: HBCSE has a good
auditorium and a place to eat. We might have to arrange for stay outside
if not within the campus. Prof. Nagarjuna G[2] is a faculty there. He is
also a chairperson of FSF India. I'm sure we can get volunteers in
Mumbai(from Meetup groups & MLUG members) and other parts of India.

2. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay[3]: IITB has everything we
need for GHM. Guest house, Seminar hall/Lecture hall and a restaurant.
Being my past employer, I know we have many faculties who as FSF
enthusiast as well as students and project staff who can volunteer for
the event. It is a place where we have SciPy India every year and we
have arranged many FOSS events in the past.

3. Tata Institute of Social Sciences[4]: I've never been there so I have
no idea about the facilities, but I can reach out to them. TISS hosted a
public lecture by RMS back in 2014.

Lets discuss more here and during GMH 2019.





On 6/25/19 3:15 AM, Darshit Shah wrote:
> * John Darrington <address@hidden> [190624 14:58]:
>> There are several aspects to organising GHM.
>> 1.  You need to find an auditorium - it need not be fancy, but somewhere with
>> an overhead projector and enough seats for everyone.   So this place
>> whereever it is must be booked well in advance.
>> 2.  You need to make arrangements for somewhere for people to eat and
>> sleep - either make sure that everyone can get a hotel that suits them,
>> or (better) if it can be in the same establishment as the auditorium,
>> then it's easier for all concerned.
>> 3.  Having made those arrangements, you will need to announce GHM in
>> sufficient time in advance.  Remember people will have to book flights etc.
>> Promoting the event can be one of the most time consuming aspects!
>> It's also important that you keep everyone updated after they have
>> registered.
>> 4.  You will need to keep a list of everyone who has registered, to attend,
>> and (if applicable) paid their money.
>> 5.  In the past, we have offered financial assistance to people who
>> cannot otherwise attend.    Applications must be considered, approved etc.
>> 6.  You will need to organise the talks.  Who is talking about what, and
>> for how long?
>> Some of those tasks can be delegated to others.
>> GHM 2019 is already being organised.  Personally I think a GHM in India
>> would be great, but I don't know what other people think?
> Thanks John for the insight into organising a GHM. I am not physically in
> India, but I'd be glad to help in any way possible. Srikar, do ping me if
> there is anything I can do to help.
> I'm adding Sachin to this email thread. I met him at the last couple of GHMs
> and he might be interested in helping.
> About the second point John made, the last GHM in 2017 in Knüllwald was a 
> major
> success and I think that model could work really well in India as well. Find a
> farmhouse / guesthouse a little far from the city, but one which can house all
> the attendees together and have the GHM in just that one place.
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