I just chatted with a person at McGill (i.e. Amy Buckland), and we would be glad to host the event in Montreal. So, you can consider Montreal as a viable option in the choices.
I also know people at U.Montreal and other organizations that could and would probably help us with logistics depending on how many people plan on attending.
If you're not convinced about Montreal, go ask Dan Chudnov about poutine.
Patrick M. Lozeau
Le 2010-01-20 à 10:28, Pascal Calarco a écrit :
> Here are my personal musings from my perspective as one of those on the periphery (Indiana). Thanks for moving this forward!
> Sudbury seems too remote; I vacation near there each summer, and even in April that can be a challenging drive, and is generally expensive to fly into.
> For folks from the Midwest, Montreal is probably too far to be honest. I love Montreal (it is my fave Cdn. city), but I would likely have to fly to get there as that is a two-day drive from Chicagoland where I am roughly. If consensus is Montreal, I know a bunch of people there (McGill, UQAM, U.Montreal), and could put likely folks in touch to find space.
> Ottawa is still doable and Kingston is preferred for me simply because I haven't spent much time there. Ottawa is kind of expensive.
> Toronto has good and bad. Expensive, familiar. But also central, good public transit for getting around and lots of stuff to do. We had a Fedora (linux) Users and Developer's con at York U. back in December and it was great. I could also stay at my sister's place, lowering costs to attend for me at least.
> April and May are going to be really busy for me. After mid-May would be better for me. I can't participate between April 16 - May 16, basically, but I am only one voice. If not this time, I'll probably attend next year!
> - pascal
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> On 01/20/2010 09:44 AM, David Fiander wrote:
>> So far on the wiki the proposals for the location range from the
>> center of known space to "let's all visit Dan!":
>> - Toronto
>> - Kingston
>> - Ottawa
>> - Sudbury
>> - Montreal
>> Given some of the far-flung people who have expressed interest in the
>> meeting, including some people in Wisconsin (!), it would be
>> interesting to figure out the weighted average travel time required
>> for all of these locations, but I suspect that that would just mean we
>> end up in Toronto, again.
>> I just added Montreal to the list, just because, hey, it's Montreal!
>> But then, we'd have to find somebody at McGill to act as our host.
>> If we're going to be meeting in April/May, then it's probably time to
>> start the discussion about site selection so that when the decision is
>> made, the hosts will have time to make the arrangements and so that
>> people travelling have enough lead time to make cheap travel
>> - David