On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 11:41:24AM +0100, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
> Finally, I believe these events do not need to be
> think they can have greater impact when collocated with other
> conferences or run as "+1 days" to other events. While this
> shouldn't be a requirement, I think it is a good practice to
while there might some economies of scale and this option always looks
very appealing to people, I have almost never seen an event where it
brought a lot of benefit. The specialized co-located event never
attracted anyone from the larger event and people who came for the
specialized event were usually too busy to attend the larger event.
And if it's organized as "+1 day" event, it means people have to stay
longer to benefit from both, thus lodging costs go up.
I think the only exception was GNOME.Asia+FUDCon APAC 2014. Two smaller
events got together and created something big enough to attract
sponsors and visitors from far away. It also worked because
GNOME+Fedora is a combination that makes sense and there is an overlap
in contributors. I'm one of those who contribute to both.
So, this argues against things like "Tack a FUDCon onto FOSDEM", but
maybe we can do more combined events with other projects, making
bigger-than-Fedora open source conferences where those don't already
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