February 26, 2007
The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

Anything new about this?
February 26, 2007
Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
> The posting in D.announce 11/16/06

http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.announce&article_id=5536
for those that like the web interface


> Anything new about this?

Well, all I know is what people posted in that old thread.

Some people showed interest in attending such a conference, but there was much disagreement about where it should be held. Walter proposed having it in Seattle, Washington or Astoria, Oregon, but that seemed like too expensive of a trip for most people that responded in the newsgroup.

Other places were mentioned by other people. In short, everywhere seemed to be too far away (i.e., too expensive) for most people (i.e. whoever doesn't already live there).

-- 
jcc7
February 26, 2007
Justin C Calvarese wrote:
> Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
>> The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.announce&article_id=5536 
> 
> for those that like the web interface
> 
> 
>> Anything new about this?
> 
> Well, all I know is what people posted in that old thread.
> 
> Some people showed interest in attending such a conference, but there was much disagreement about where it should be held. Walter proposed having it in Seattle, Washington or Astoria, Oregon, but that seemed like too expensive of a trip for most people that responded in the newsgroup.
> 
> Other places were mentioned by other people. In short, everywhere seemed to be too far away (i.e., too expensive) for most people (i.e. whoever doesn't already live there).
> 

D may be too small at the moment to really be able to swing a dedicated conference.  But the alternative is to co-locate with a bigger conference that lots of people will be going to anyway, then hold a "Birds of a Feather" meeting on site or nearby.

The only big conference I go to is SIGGRAPH, but I suspect that's a destination not too many of you are headed for.  FWIW, it'll be in San Diego this August 5-9.  But I'd definitely be interested in having a D Birds of a Feather there if anyone else is interested.

So what conferences are everyone going to attend this year?  SD West is maybe popular?  GDC (not the compiler)?

--bb
February 26, 2007
Bill Baxter wrote:
> 
> So what conferences are everyone going to attend this year?

Probably none :-)  A floor pass isn't worth the trip, and conference passes are absurdly expensive.  If there were a D gathering somewhere I might travel to that and swing by a nearby conference if one is going on, but not the reverse.


Sean
February 27, 2007
Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
> The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
> 
> Anything new about this?

Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.
February 27, 2007
> Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.

wow, thats coool.
February 27, 2007
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:12:14 -0800, Walter Bright wrote:

> Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
>> The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
>> 
>> Anything new about this?
> 
> Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.


That may be a good time.  I have relatives in Seattle anyway. :)

-JJR
February 27, 2007
Bill Baxter wrote:
> Justin C Calvarese wrote:
>> Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
>>> The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
>>
>> http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D.announce&article_id=5536 
>>
>> for those that like the web interface
>>
>>
>>> Anything new about this?
>>
>> Well, all I know is what people posted in that old thread.
>>
>> Some people showed interest in attending such a conference, but there was much disagreement about where it should be held. Walter proposed having it in Seattle, Washington or Astoria, Oregon, but that seemed like too expensive of a trip for most people that responded in the newsgroup.
>>
>> Other places were mentioned by other people. In short, everywhere seemed to be too far away (i.e., too expensive) for most people (i.e. whoever doesn't already live there).
>>
> 
> D may be too small at the moment to really be able to swing a dedicated conference.  But the alternative is to co-locate with a bigger conference that lots of people will be going to anyway, then hold a "Birds of a Feather" meeting on site or nearby.
> 
> The only big conference I go to is SIGGRAPH, but I suspect that's a destination not too many of you are headed for.  FWIW, it'll be in San Diego this August 5-9.  But I'd definitely be interested in having a D Birds of a Feather there if anyone else is interested.
> 
> So what conferences are everyone going to attend this year?  SD West is maybe popular?  GDC (not the compiler)?
> 
> --bb

I'll by attending GDC (Game developers conference), this year.  They are right next door and the company I work for is paying for it :)

-JOel
February 27, 2007
Reply to Walter,

> Frank Benoit (keinfarbton) wrote:
> 
>> The posting in D.announce 11/16/06
>> 
>> Anything new about this?
>> 
> Yes. Looks like it will be in Seattle in September. Specific dates are
> unspecified, but it'll be a two day affair. Admission will be free.
> 

I'd try hard to get to a D conference, (I'm a few hours drive from Seattle) I might even be able to talk some other people into going.

BTW would it be a weekend thing?


February 27, 2007
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