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March 07
I really wish I didn't have to make this announcement, but in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and with an abundance of caution, the D Language Foundation and Symmetry Investments have agreed to cancel DConf 2020.

Though it's possible that things will have cleared up by June, we can't be sure that will be the case. We don't want to put members of the D community at risk if things are not cleared up, or risk travel disruptions for those who do register and make travel plans. We decided it's better to cancel earlier rather than later to minimize the number of people who will need to cancel or rebook their travel arrangements.

Personally, I was really looking forward to heading to London and seeing everyone again, but I do agree with the decision. We hope not many of you will be impacted by the decision and we're terribly sorry if you are.
March 07
On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 20:37:32 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> I really wish I didn't have to make this announcement, but in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and with an abundance of caution, the D Language Foundation and Symmetry Investments have agreed to cancel DConf 2020.
>
> Though it's possible that things will have cleared up by June, we can't be sure that will be the case. We don't want to put members of the D community at risk if things are not cleared up, or risk travel disruptions for those who do register and make travel plans. We decided it's better to cancel earlier rather than later to minimize the number of people who will need to cancel or rebook their travel arrangements.
>
> Personally, I was really looking forward to heading to London and seeing everyone again, but I do agree with the decision. We hope not many of you will be impacted by the decision and we're terribly sorry if you are.

Right choice, prevention is better than cure!
Of course I am sad for the cancellation of the DConf, but unfortunately it could not have been done differently.
I hope it can be rescheduled after the end of this terrible emergency.


Greetings from Italy!
Ernesto

March 07
Let's do a little online thing instead! We could do a chat room, livestream, blog, you know stuff like that.
March 07
On 3/7/20 1:58 PM, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> Let's do a little online thing instead! We could do a chat room, livestream, blog, you know stuff like that.

That's what I been thinking as well. It looks like we are forced into trying out a live conference this year.

Ali
March 07
On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 21:58:06 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> Let's do a little online thing instead! We could do a chat room, livestream, blog, you know stuff like that.

In fact this is something I'd like to see here, and I even proposed the same thing before.

You see threads with +50, +100 posts and then nothing fruitful coming, or like the String Interpolation  Thread which was rejected after days of talking.

Why not go for fast environment like online meeting with webcam? Why wait a year for DConf instead of doing online meeting at least one time a month?

Where I work for two years now, some of us like myself can work remotely and in any problem or discuss projects, we gather online.

By the way, having everything written is OK, but in process of gathering ideas, this community should for online debate.

Matheus.
March 08
On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 21:58:06 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> Let's do a little online thing instead! We could do a chat room, livestream, blog, you know stuff like that.

I'd like to see this happen. Hopefully it would work out better than the recent Emacs conference. I tried to watch a few of the presentations, but it was mostly me sitting in front of my computer watching them work through technical issues.
March 07
On 3/7/2020 1:13 PM, Ernesto Castellotti wrote:
> Right choice, prevention is better than cure!
> Of course I am sad for the cancellation of the DConf, but unfortunately it could not have been done differently.
> I hope it can be rescheduled after the end of this terrible emergency.

I'm pretty upset about it, I was really looking forward to it. But we really had no choice.

Next year, we're going to have it even if a meteor strike is imminent :-)
March 07
On 3/7/2020 2:49 PM, matheus wrote:
> On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 21:58:06 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
>> Let's do a little online thing instead! We could do a chat room, livestream, blog, you know stuff like that.
> 
> In fact this is something I'd like to see here, and I even proposed the same thing before.
> 
> You see threads with +50, +100 posts and then nothing fruitful coming, or like the String Interpolation  Thread which was rejected after days of talking.
> 
> Why not go for fast environment like online meeting with webcam? Why wait a year for DConf instead of doing online meeting at least one time a month?
> 
> Where I work for two years now, some of us like myself can work remotely and in any problem or discuss projects, we gather online.
> 
> By the way, having everything written is OK, but in process of gathering ideas, this community should for online debate.
> 
> Matheus.

There's just nothing like an in-person meeting, and hefting a pint with friends and colleagues that makes our differences melt away.
March 08
On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 20:37:32 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> I really wish I didn't have to make this announcement, but in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and with an abundance of caution, the D Language Foundation and Symmetry Investments have agreed to cancel DConf 2020.

 From what i've researched, it's more or less the flu... a somewhat more contagious, over-hyped, genetically modified, potentially respiratory infection cold/flu; And likely a tool by government(s) to force unwanted policies down our throats like Martial Law, restriction of travel, Mandatory Vaccines and/or micro-chipping. As well as the government had it since 2015 in certain labs thus more than likely there's already a vaccine.

 Lots of details on the matter. Unfortunate for DConf to be cancelled. But whatever is considered safest and best for everyone involved.
March 08
On Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 20:37:32 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> I really wish I didn't have to make this announcement, but in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and with an abundance of caution, the D Language Foundation and Symmetry Investments have agreed to cancel DConf 2020.


I'm strongly in favor or Adam's idea to have an online conference instead and I'm strongly in favor of rescheduling it to September, it will be right in the Summer :D.
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