If Hamilton would make logistical sense, I'm quite happy to do some
exploratory poking around.
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Patrick M. Lozeau <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> 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
> If you're not convinced about Montreal, go ask Dan Chudnov about poutine.
> Patrick M. Lozeau
> Le 2010-01-20 ą 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
> > 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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> > Pascal Calarco
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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
> >> arrangements.
> >> - David
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