[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Feb 13 17:33:54 EET 2009
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers
<crashanddie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:

> I can understand that. I have been speaking with a few persons in my
> company, and they would recommend to use an Event Planner. The reason
> behind this is that Event Planners have the expertise, time and
> know-how to work around a given budget. Yes, a percentage would go
> into the Event Planner, but on the other hand you gain guarantee, a
> scapegoat, and a unified entity you can discuss with.

I my modest opinion, I think a event planner isn't the most
appropriate thing for a event like this, done by a community for a
community, event planers are good for big and commercial
conferences/events, they provide a lot of resources and put everything
shiny, but for me I don't care if the tables in the summit have
beautiful flowers or not, the important thing here is the commitment
of the community in the organization of the summit. Besides a lot of
people in the community have know-how organizing big event.
The problem here is the way of dealing with the money and also the
organization on site, some people will have to travel to the summit
city before the summit in order to help setting up the event.
Organizing a event like this is fun, a lot of problem arise during the
organization, but in the end the organizers will feel good for the job
done (I know this :) ).

If the community don't want to have headaches, a event planer will be
a good option, but if some people want to work and have fun organizing
the summit the event planer isn't needed, we will have more troubles,
but we will have more fun, commitment to the community and also save
some money.

Best regards,

Valério Valério


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