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October 01, 2012
RFC: DConf 2013
The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit of 
having the community actively participate, I'm making this as 
transparent as it gets. Please comment:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a

Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.


Thanks,

Andrei
October 01, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On 1 October 2012 17:25, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org> wrote:
> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit of
> having the community actively participate, I'm making this as transparent as
> it gets. Please comment:
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>
> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>

I will try my hardest to attend to it. :-)


Regards
-- 
Iain Buclaw

*(p < e ? p++ : p) = (c & 0x0f) + '0';
October 01, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On Monday, 1 October 2012 at 16:25:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the 
> spirit of having the community actively participate, I'm making 
> this as transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>
> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

Nice, I like the raise money first approach. Make it possible for 
those unable to attend to contribute to its success. I don't see 
myself being able to make it, but I'll have to keep it in mind.

I was going to write up a suggestion, but instead I'm going to 
write why I see the suggestion bad. I was going to suggest an 
unlimited tier for the expected ticket price. But that doesn't 
make sense as there will need to be a limit on attendees.
October 01, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On 10/1/12 3:13 PM, Jesse Phillips wrote:
> On Monday, 1 October 2012 at 16:25:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit
>> of having the community actively participate, I'm making this as
>> transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>>
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>>
>> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Andrei
>
> Nice, I like the raise money first approach. Make it possible for those
> unable to attend to contribute to its success. I don't see myself being
> able to make it, but I'll have to keep it in mind.

Thanks!

> I was going to write up a suggestion, but instead I'm going to write why
> I see the suggestion bad. I was going to suggest an unlimited tier for
> the expected ticket price. But that doesn't make sense as there will
> need to be a limit on attendees.

We could actually do that, as after breaking even on some expenses we 
could (at least in theory) scale up at a constant cost per attendee. But 
predicting the appropriate venue size will be difficult.


Andrei
October 01, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On 10/1/12 12:46 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> On 1 October 2012 17:25, Andrei Alexandrescu
> <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org>  wrote:
>> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit of
>> having the community actively participate, I'm making this as transparent as
>> it gets. Please comment:
>>
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>>
>> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>>
>
> I will try my hardest to attend to it. :-)

And we'll do our hardest to bring you here. We have a shoestring budget 
for sponsoring speakers, but sure as heck we must bring major players 
such as yourself. If your employer doesn't sponsor the trip, you and I 
will discuss on how to defray expenses.

Andrei
October 03, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On Monday, 1 October 2012 at 16:25:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the 
> spirit of having the community actively participate, I'm making 
> this as transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a

Question about: "Pledge $50 or more - DON'T LOSE YOUR SHIRT..."

So, the shirts will be send even for who live in another country? 
The value has shipping included?
October 03, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On 10/2/12 8:23 PM, MattCoder wrote:
> On Monday, 1 October 2012 at 16:25:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit
>> of having the community actively participate, I'm making this as
>> transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>>
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>
> Question about: "Pledge $50 or more - DON'T LOSE YOUR SHIRT..."
>
> So, the shirts will be send even for who live in another country? The
> value has shipping included?

Good question. I'll circle back to the logistics guy.

Andrei
October 03, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
Le 01/10/2012 18:25, Andrei Alexandrescu a écrit :
> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit of
> having the community actively participate, I'm making this as
> transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>
> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

I'm not used to such event, but raising $35.000 seems quite a lot of money.

Still, you can count of some money of my own and I'll do my best to be 
present.
October 03, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On 10/3/12 12:06 PM, deadalnix wrote:
> Le 01/10/2012 18:25, Andrei Alexandrescu a écrit :
>> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit of
>> having the community actively participate, I'm making this as
>> transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>>
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>>
>> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Andrei
>
> I'm not used to such event, but raising $35.000 seems quite a lot of money.

I hear you. We have a detailed budget model and we're not splurging in 
any way. Organizing a conference has quite a few odds and ends and weird 
pricing. As an example, location providers offer good prices for the 
location proper BUT they require using their own catering services, 
which is how they make money. I co-organized a few conferences and, 
believe me, a cookie has a different taste when you know it was $5.

That being said, if anyone on this forum works in the Bay Area and takes 
this to their employer, we'd save a ton of expenses if a company could 
offer a meeting room. I have initiated such with Facebook, and they're 
looking into it. All - please email me if such an opportunity exists.

> Still, you can count of some money of my own and I'll do my best to be
> present.

Sounds great, thanks!


Andrei
October 03, 2012
Re: RFC: DConf 2013
On 10/01/2012 09:25 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> The project is not live, it will be within a few days. In the spirit of
> having the community actively participate, I'm making this as
> transparent as it gets. Please comment:
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dlang/1177501541?token=df96761a
>
> Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

This is great news! Thank you for doing this.

First, I am glad that it will be held in Silicon Valley because I think 
this area still has one of the highest concentration of software people 
in the world.

Also, I think every company out there has some ties here. Hopefully, 
some D people around the world will be able to shift their schedules a 
little and manage to be in the Bay Area around the same time as the 
conference.

I would very much like to be a part of this by contributing as much as I 
can from being a lousy speaker :p to even shuttling people to and from 
the airport. :)

Looking forward to meeting other D people. Let's make this happen! :)

Ali
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