[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Fri Feb 13 17:49:08 EET 2009
This should be organized by the community -- just like last time. As Eric
(brontide), Jamie (baloo), and many other (including myself) can tell you:
It's a lot of work, but well worth it.

Sure, many things didn't happen as planned last year, but that's all part
of the grassroots ideal. Put some time in, do our best, have a great time
that we can all be proud of.



On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:33:54 +0000, Valerio Valerio <vdv100 at gmail.com>
> 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,


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