[arch-events] ArchCon 2010

Dusty Phillips dusty at linux.ca
Mon Nov 2 14:22:19 EST 2009

2009/11/2 Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com>:
> I'm in the Toronto area and I'd be glad to help out.

Damn, I was there for four years and never knew, (or forgot) that. I
should've started looking for local archers sooner, there aren't any
around here. ;-) Erm, you should join our little community over at
bbs.archlinux.ca/ =)

> Some info about the Toronto open source community:
>  * There's an conference every October in Toronto: http://onlinux.ca/
>  * There's a user's group for the Greater Toronto Area that might be
>   able to offer some help: http://tlug.ss.org/wiki/Main_Page
>  * There's a café in Toronto that pays tribute to our fine OS:
>   http://linuxcaffe.ca/

I've been there, it's got great ambiance. I'm hoping that this
conference will be bigger than linuxcaffe can adequately serve, but if
we only get a few registrants, then it would be totally cool to do it

Ricardo works at Humber College and is looking into the possibility of
hosting it there. We'd be able to get a few classrooms for
presentations, and can hopefully arrange something to allow people to
bunk on campus (since it's summer).

> I'm not sure how great the venue is for presentations, but they do have
> workshops and live music pretty frequently. What would we need?
> A projector and a PA system? I think they have that at least.
> I can ask if needed.

They do.

> I know the area somewhat well and can direct people to bars,
> restaurants, and clubs if anyone's interested. After party anyone?
> Please let me know how I can help.

If you're up for it, you can be in charge of area knowledge and pub
socials. This will be easier once we have a concrete venue (so you
know which area to do the research in), which may not happen until we
have an estimate of number of registrants. If you can give me some
'places to visit and things to do in Toronto' content, I can update
the location page on the site. I know the city pretty well, but I'm
currently too pressed for time to get to it until the new year. A
summary of available transit options (Go, Viva, TTC, and Taxicabs
internally, Greyhound, Via Rail, Pearson, and centre island airport
externally) would also be useful. No hurry on that though, people
aren't gonna care about how to get there until they start thinking
about registration.


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