On 12/16/2015 03:15 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
In the Council meeting this week, we noted that Flock lands in late
August/early September and this is high tourist season in Europe. It
is also a time when many take vacation. This drives prices up across
many of the regions.
We wondered aloud if we could shift Flock to dates outside of this
window. The two most likely alternatives would be sometime in July or
sometime in November. We also noted that we should try and avoid
conflicting with any other major open source conference, and that July
and November seem to fit within that small goal. There are pros and
cons with each date window, but we wanted to see how feasible people
thought this would be.
DebConf and GUADEC are in July. There are a number of "Europe" versions
of major conferences in November, notably:
Also, the Paris Open Source Summit (formerly Open World Forum) is likely
to be in November again.
That doesn't mean we can't have Flock in July or November. Of the two, I
actually think November is a better fit for our target audience.